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New Google Docs panel lets users access thousands of fonts (TBW News)
Extensis, a developer specializing in font management software, has released Extensis Fonts, a new font panel for Google Docs that lets users access thousands of fonts from the Google Fonts collection. Available as a free add-on via Google Docs, Extensis Fonts provides a panel where you can browse, preview and apply fonts directly from within Google documents. The panel facilitates immediate access to the entire Google Fonts collection of more than 1200 fonts and lets you select text to apply a font to in one click. In addition, the panel lets you preview font options, search for fonts by popularity and trending status and browse by style. >>Read More...
Hermann Zapf, the font designer behind Palatino and Zapf Dingbats, has died at 96 (Quartz)
Hermann Zapf, the designer of fonts such as Palatino, Optima, Zapfino, Melior, Aldus, and the bizarre but much beloved Zapf Dingbats, has died at age 96. The revered German typographer and calligrapher passed away on June 4. In his long and prolific career, Zapf worked on many fonts, but his personal favorite was the humanist sans serif typeface Optima, the lettering chosen for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, DC. >>Read More...
Beyond Helvetica: 9 More Résumé Fonts That Stand Out, According To Designers (Huffington Post)
Times New Roman -- the font found in 12-point size on term papers everywhere -- has officially been snubbed. According to an article on Bloomberg Business, the typeface is a big no-no for résumé, along with the flowery Zaphino and the comically wonky Comic Sans. Instead, the author urges readers to opt for Helvetica, the font praised by hipsters and businessmen alike. But, according to Art Director and Letterer Kevin Cardell, Times New Roman isn't an inherently off-putting choice -- it's just become a hackneyed option because it's used so frequently. "The poor application of the font is to blame," he told The Huffington Post. "So in a sea of résumés, it definitely suffocates." To avoid a similar fate, we suggest picking a less common font. Sure, Helvetica is stalwart, but similar options may give your CV a boost. Here are 9 fonts designers recommend using on a résumé: >>Read More...