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Cure for the Common Font

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

Hundreds of new typefaces are released every year by hundreds of vendors. Some of these fonts are good for nuts-and-bolts text, some for showing off. Some work well on the web, while most are just awful. A select few are destined to be classics. The sheer volume and variety of options can be overwhelming. So, understandably, most designers just stick to the same old safe standbys they’ve always used — the ones that came with their computer or they learned about in school. The panelists, all typographic experts, will show how they broke free of tired text, sharing their secrets for selecting type, including best practices and personal case studies.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Frank Chimero

Frank Chimero is a designer. He likes pizza. bio from Twitter

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Jason Santa Maria

Designer by day, designer by night. bio from Twitter

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Typographica.org

Type tweets by Stephen Coles, editor of Typographica.org, a journal of typography with a focus on fonts. bio from Twitter

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Stephen Coles

Writer, typographer, hoop roller. Proprietor of @typographica @fontsinuse @mid_century_mod @chromeography @font_id bio from Twitter

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Tiffany Wardle

Type. Typography. Design. History. Travel. Music. Movies. Food. Friends. Family. Love. Not always in this order. bio from Twitter

136 attendees

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When

Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011

Where

Town Lake Ballroom, Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake

Session type

Panel

Session Hash Tag

#fontcure

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