10 Incredible Sites to Improve Your Typography Skills

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I think most would agree that typography is a difficult skill to master. A few months ago, we showed you some tools and tutorials to improve your web typography. While these are very useful, tools are only half the battle. Having a strong foundation of typographic knowledge is crucial. In this post, there are 10 sites that will help you improve your type skills through learning about typography. I would suggest following all of them if possible.

Typesites

Typesites

Typesites is an excellent source of typography inspiration. It is a weekly showcase of websites with interesting typographic design.

Typographica

Typographica

Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design.

I Love Typography

Typography Served

I Love Typography is probably one of the most popular blogs on the subject. It’s designed to inspire its readers and make people more aware of the typography that’s around them.

Typophile

Typophile

Typophile is a community driven typography site full of useful articles and resources.

Upscale Typography

Upscale Typography

Upscale Typography is loaded with useful typographic tips, new releases, pre-release notifications, historic references, trends and everything else typographic.

Type for You

Type for You

Type for You is a blog that covers all things typography.

Typography Served

Typography Served

Typography Served is another great resource for typography inspiration. All of the work displayed is streamed from the Behance Network.

We Love Typography

We Love Typography

We Love Typography is a social bookmarking site for typography focused media. Tons of inspiration here.

The Font Feed

The Font Feed

The Font Feed is a blog dedicated to typography.

Typographer.org

Typographer.org

Typographer.org is another blog with articles focused on typography. It is co-written by David and Yves Peters.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

16 Comments

  1. Rebecca Bryant
    July 16, 2009

    Some great links.

    http://typornography.blogspot.com/ is quite a good one, it’s more inspiring than anything, but I’ve found some beautiful things there in the past.

    As well as at http://www.swiss-miss.com/ It’s not strictly typography, but there’s a strong love for the Swiss Style, and that’s a good basis for anyone learning about type :)

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  2. fooliganAD
    July 16, 2009

    shot for the post! ilovetypogrpahy.com still my fav.

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  3. Edgar Leijs
    July 16, 2009

    This is what i need, because i’m really about to expand my skills in Typo! Thank you

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  4. Al
    July 16, 2009

    Great list of resources, thanks!

    I do have one little request: There are so many great sites out there that I don’t have the time to thoroughly read every site linked in a post like this. It would be incredibly helpful if a feed URL was listed with each site or, even better, an OPML file of them all was provided.

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  5. Sam Harding
    July 16, 2009

    Thanks for this list, i’m useless with typography most of the time. Will get into reading them =)

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  6. De-Light
    July 16, 2009

    I was really impressed by this ten sites, looking for a designer who can do sites like this (+corporate identity).
    If you’re interested simply use a page “Contact us” at our web-site.

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  7. Zach Krasner
    July 16, 2009

    Good article, featured at the Zach Krasner Times

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  8. Kayla
    July 16, 2009

    Excellent post. I haven’t heard of a few of these. I also use Typechart.com for inspiration, although its primary purpose is to save time when choosing typography.

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  9. monica
    July 16, 2009

    excellent post. I’m sort of obsessed with typography..I love typography is one of my favorites sites..:)

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  10. ynw
    July 17, 2009

    I am not a designer but quite obsessed with typography. Lovely post.

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  11. 9swords
    July 17, 2009

    Yeah, word.

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  12. Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing
    July 18, 2009

    Thanks for the post! I do refer a lot to “Typesites” and “I Love Typography”. But I also believe that simply going through these sites and blogs cannot help you to master the skill of typography. They might help you to develop a foundation of typographic knowledge but you need to experiment. The more you do it the more you can master the skill.

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  13. J. Pedro Ribeiro
    July 19, 2009

    Great list! There’s another site that is really interesting for typography showcases called TypeInspire: http://typeinspire.com/.

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  14. clickforwebdesign
    August 28, 2009

    would like to suggest http://www.clickforwebdesign.com/typography-typographie-blog.html for this category

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  15. Mark50
    October 10, 2009

    Registration may be made at any time within the life of the copyright. ,

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