fy{T}i - For Your Typographical Information ©MyFonts

MyFonts Announces fy{T}i – A New Educational Series About Fonts

The MyFonts team has recently reached out to many of their customers asking how they could make MyFonts a better place to purchase fonts. According to the survey results, a majority wants MyFonts to have deeper and richer typographic content. Meet fy{T}i!


They are launching fy{T}i which also known as “for your typographic information”. It’s an informational and educational resource to help you know more about typefaces, fonts and how to use them well. They’ll be sending fy{T}i modules to you a couple of times a month on Mondays.

To begin with, you can look forward to receiving Typeface Field Guides, Typographic Desk Reference and Type Trends updates.

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Typeface Field Guides

Typeface Field Guides
Typeface Field Guides ©MyFonts

Typeface Field Guides are single-page modules that address the most commonly asked questions about typefaces and their use. Each will be dedicated to an important typeface family. The modules will be sent to you as email documents, but will also be available as downloadable PDFs. In them, you learn:

  • The typeface’s designer and style classification
  • What’s available in the family
  • Important legibility factors of the design
  • Best practices for using the design
  • How to identify/recognize the typeface
  • Paiting recommendations
  • A brief history of the family
  • Interesting facts about the design
  • Alternative typeface choices

Typographic Desk Reference

Typographic Desk Reference
Typographic Desk Reference ©MyFonts

Typographic Desk Reference is dedicated to important aspects of typographic communication. The modules will be concise, easy to read and loaded with illustrations.

The series will quickly grow into a valuable reference source and typographic touchstone. Typical topics include: Bullets & Boxes, Type & Color, Word Spacing and Initial Letters. You’ll soon have a virtual cornucopia of typographic know-how. The first module provides guidelines for making smart font choices for digital environments.

The Type Trends

The Type Trends
The Type Trends ©MyFonts

The Type Trends modules are quarterly updates on what’s new, fresh and worth noting. They will provide insight into what’s happening and what’s about to happen in the world of fonts and type.

Type designers and notable users of type will provide their insight and expertise into what they believe will be the short and long-term future of typeface and typographic design. Looking for advice on what will be typographically up-to-the-minute? Want to know which typefaces will ensure that your designs are fresh, stylish and hip? Type Trends is definitely the place to look.

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