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Which Fonts Help With Dyslexia?

Thursday July 6th, 2017 by Extensis

What do Jennifer Aniston, Thomas Edison, Cher, Andy Warhol, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Pablo Picasso, and Ozzy Osbourne have in common? They were all diagnosed with dyslexia. (Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Galileo Galilei, and Leonardo da Vinci were also believed to be dyslexic but were never officially diagnosed.) Dyslexia […]

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To Free Font Or Not?

Thursday June 15th, 2017 by Jim Kidwell

Top Three Ways to Build Your Team’s Font Collection Earlier this year, I wrote an article titled “Top Places to Build Out Your Font Collection.” The article is relevant for graphic designers, as well as IT professionals, creative directors, and others in various organizations who want secure ways to build […]

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Find Cursive Fonts For Microsoft Word

Thursday June 1st, 2017 by Extensis

Last year, after we published this article, we learned that “finding the right cursive font” is a popular topic. So, we decided to publish this post again. Enjoy! The Perfect Cursive for Your Perfect Project Say you’ve got a project that calls for a font that’s elegant and fancy (wedding […]

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Fonts Like Comic Sans

Friday May 5th, 2017 by Jim Kidwell

Comic Sans: The Problem, The Solution, The Alternatives The Problem Vincent Connare was trying to fix a communication problem: He was working on a computer program called Microsoft Bob that was intended to appeal to children—but the Times New Roman typeface being used in the word balloons felt too serious […]

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Love or Hate Helvetica? Here Are Some Alternatives!

Tuesday April 18th, 2017 by Jim Kidwell

Helvetica is one of the world’s most recognizable typefaces. Originally named Neue Haas Grotesk, Helvetica was created in 1957 by designer Max Miedinger with input from Eduard Hoffman (its name was changed 4 years later when it was licensed by Linotype). Helvetica quickly rose to prominence because of its legibility […]

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