Fonts In Use: Nick Sherman on a decade of documenting typography in the real world
Created by Nick Sherman, Sam Berlow, and Stephen Coles this important compendium on typography in use aptly named Fonts In Use celebrated its 10th anniversary online.
Officially launched on December 21, 2010 Fonts In Use site “started as just the Blog before opening up to public contributions in 2012, has grown far beyond our expectations when we first set out to create a platform for documenting and discussing typography in the real world. Since then, the site has amassed a collection of almost 17,000 designs, each using at least one of over 12,000 typeface families from more than 3,500 type companies” writes Sherman.
As for what’s in store for the next decade the team, joined by current editor Florian Hardwig and developer Rob Meek, “has been discussing ways to help visitors discover the information that’s most interesting to them without getting bogged down by everything else. The next big change will likely be a revised homepage design where we can highlight multiple cross-sections of the database – especially the content that might otherwise be buried or underappreciated.”
A site that is both helpful and inspiring, Fonts In Use is an impressive typographic treasury & we are thankful for that.
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