Every Typography Lover’s Toolshed of Resources

I am always on the hunt for new, inspiring and typography-related resources. Below are 35+ organized resources, inspiration, educational sites and more that relate in some shape and form to typography.

Feel free to dig through the typographic “tool shed” of resources below:

RESOURCES

typedia

Typedia is a community website to classify typefaces and educate people about them. Think of it like a mix between IMDb and Wikipedia, but just for type. Anyone can join, add, and edit pages for typefaces or for the people behind the type.

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Typography and Font Mega Toolbox

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Typography tools

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Typography aggregation from various resources around the web

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A new and amazing type-based aggregation site from the people over at I Love Typography. Also, my new homepage :)

INSPIRATION

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High quality fonts and custom type design

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Typographic research

HAND-DRAWN AND FOUND TYPE INSPIRATION

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WPA Posters and hand-drawn vintage lettering

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A beautiful arrangement of notes taken at SXSW… have to love designer’s sketchbooks and notebooks. Words are pictures.

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A fun little iPhone web app that allows you to tag and search letters from the community and make words out of found lettering.

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EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL

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Radio station and talks related to typography and other design related issues.

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The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web address how to improve web typography, including rhythm, proportion, measure, and much more.

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Type design philosophy

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Typography workshop with a listed of type-basics and references.

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A must-see… that’s all I’m saying. :)

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A nice collection of font pairing for partnering serifs and sans.

BLOGS

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An extensive 96 Typography Blogs list. I was going to list them here but instead I’ll listed the ones that were not covered via the above resource below.

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A beautiful letterpress blog that showcases beautiful typography and design.

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COLLECTIONS

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42 Amazing Resources for Inspirational Typography

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Typography in advertising design

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Typography based design blog inspiration

MISCELLANEOUS

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An aggregation of awesome typography-based t-shirts.

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A tweet aggregation that collects tweets that have anything to do with typography, fonts, lettering, etc. Very cool and useful.

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An interesting concept where you can combine parts of letters to form shapes and art.



Discussion and Comments

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  1. Isabella says:

    Great collection Thanks.

  2. Jeremie says:

    Nice collection, thanks for sharing it

  3. chris wilcox says:

    Good stuff, Brian; I love type inspirationals.

  4. Lauren says:

    Wow, so many super sites, thanks :)

  5. Lars says:

    awesome compilation and thanks for including tripwire magazine!

  6. How could you NOT include ilovetypography.com in this list?

  7. Brian says:

    Michael,
    I love typography was included among the first resources under blogs. That link had all the great typography blogs so I left it to them to gather that one up ;)

  8. Pliggs says:

    Wow, excellent collection, will definitely bookmark for the future.

  9. Steven Snell says:

    Very nice collection. Another source for inspiration (disclosure: this is my own site) is TypeInspire.

  10. Adam Clark says:

    Can we have more CSS Typography examples?

  11. KillanKoe says:

    wow awesome list of resources. i will bookmark this for sure…..

    another awesome quality resource for fonts is http://www.pilo.me – it is a typography forum that is private and by moderation approval only, but if you can get in, it can provide you with about any font youd ever want. i know alejandro paul, house industries, canada type, font shop and others call themselves members. anyhow check it out if you can.

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  13. Caz says:

    Thanks for the great list. Another resource I’ve found invaluable is “What the font” from MyFonts, where you can identify a font by uploading a scan or graphic. http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

  14. Great and useful article. Thanks for sharing

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