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Today’s the last chance to get the early bird ticket pricing for next week’s @btconf × @awork_io event in Hamburg. So excited for this! twitter.com/btconf/status/…
I just created my first component with variants in Figma, and now I feel like one of the cool kids.
Honoured to have Justine Perry make “Oktober: revisit” her first ever remix, and to have such kind words written about our release by Vanity Dust. 🙏 The EP’s out this Thursday!vanitydust.com/track-musica-e…Q
Can’t wait for this. First in-person speaking gig this side of the pandemic. First time in Europe this side of the pandemic. First time I get to hug @marcthiele this side of the pandemic. See you very soon, Hamburg! twitter.com/btconf/status/…
Hey, Twitter folks. I know you’re mainly here for all the font action and what not, but you know I do music, too, right? As today is #BandcampFriday, here’s 20% off anything from my label — just use the promo code “twitter”. unknownmovements.bandcamp.com
These “speaker cards” the @designfestbrum folks have put together are very nice. Looking forward to this! birminghamdesignfestival.org.uk/whats-on/event…
Just discovered @nicole_rifkin’s art, and oh wow, I’d really love to be able to buy a print somewhere! twitter.com/nicole_rifkin/…
Congratulations to @colly on his first release as @sitenonsite. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, despite not knowing what it’d sound or look like. But it is, of course, beautiful. Support today, if you can, as it’s #BandcampFriday. sitenonsite.bandcamp.com/releases twitter.com/colly/status/1…
Windows users: if you use a font manager, what do you use? And does it support variable fonts?
Well, hello there, new @googlefonts type tester! An important detail to the new type tester is that you can now see (and try out) every variable axis in the font. 🥳twitter.com/googlefonts/st…V
Meanwhile, while the cost of living crisis is settling in deep as absolutely everything soars in price, and the tories are telling us we need to put jumpers on… theguardian.com/business/2022/…
So, yeah, I’ve been deep-diving into the world of parametric axes recently. Watch this space... twitter.com/davelab6/statu…
This time in 2 weeks, I’ll be landing in Hamburg, ready to speak at @awork_io + @btconf’s “aXbt” — my first real-world speaking gig since the pandemic. Cannot wait! twitter.com/Schmutte/statu…
That abortion could be made illegal in 2022, and in the supposed “free” world, is just an utterly abhorrent idea. Men don’t get to decide what women do with their bodies. And this isn’t The Handmaid’s Tale. FFS.
It’s an amazing feeling getting emails like this from @asliceofficial. What an incredible service, much needed in the electronic music industry for so long. Huge, huge thanks to @Renewisemusic for playing the track!
I made an hour-long mix of my favourite recent techno releases for my friends at SOPTIK: soundcloud.com/soptikorg/sopt…
Super interesting analysis of 2 years in business from @mass_driver_tm / @rutherfordcraze. Useful research, too, for anyone considering starting their own type foundry. Which I’m not. Well, I mean, maybe. Okay, I am. mass-driver.com/article/two-ye…
A new video course from your friend and mine, @smashingmag’s Vitaly Friedman, on smart interface design patterns. Getting mine now! Beautiful site, too (obviously). smart-interface-design-patterns.com
Hats off to @KrystalHosting (who look after my .uk domains) for their continued commitment to the environment and their transparency around it. Would be great to see more tech companies like this. krystal.uk/trees
Launch video! So excited to be part of @designfestbrum’s incredible lineup in June. Who’s coming? twitter.com/designfestbrum…
I love this case study for Canal Brasil’s rebrand. An exercise in combining typographic influences that, in theory, shouldn’t work, and then building it out with the power of animated variable fonts. custom.typenetwork.com/case_studies/c…
100 days in to (re)learning French and I can’t recommend ⁦@duolingo⁩ enough. I wish it had been this fun in school. invite.duolingo.com/BDHTZTB5CWWKSZ…
Oh, and we’re still donating 50% of all of the label’s sales in April to @BritishRedCross#ukraine appeal. That one *is* an accurate figure.
If you’re interested, the absolute best way to support the music is to buy direct from Bandcamp. I can’t remember the exact figures, but 1 purchase is equivalent to about 17 trillion streams. unknownmovements.bandcamp.com/album/explorat…
Today is “Good Friday” — so-called, I’ve heard, because I have a new EP out! 😉 It’s another collaboration with my good friend@_AltCurrentt. It’s out in / on all the usual places, so go forth and stream! (Or, maybe, buy...? Nudge nudge wink wink.)lnk.to/um013k
[10/10] One... more... thing: all of the content on Google Fonts Knowledge is now open source thanks to a CC BY-SA 4.0 license! I’ve published a more detailed version of this thread as a blog post on my personal site: elliotjaystocks.com/blog/google-fo…
[9/10] A special shout-out to the improved em entry, which I rewrote and re-illustrated after some very helpful feedback from legend @djrrb! fonts.google.com/knowledge/glos…
[8/10] I’m a big fan of using grade, when it’s present, and I’d love to see more people go down this rabbit hole. fonts.google.com/knowledge/glos…
[7/10] Optical size axis (opsz) is just one of our many variable axis definitions and it’s great to see opsz receiving wider adoption. fonts.google.com/knowledge/glos…
[6/10] There are too many new glossary terms to cover individually, but I’ll call out some of my personal favourites in the next couple of tweets. fonts.google.com/knowledge/glos…
[5/10] The final new article is a re-edit of one of Material Design’s guidelines on language support in fonts — a primer for anyone combining multiple writing systems. fonts.google.com/knowledge/usin…
[4/10] In the interests of laying more fundamental groundwork, we now have an overview of Latin type anatomy, which has some illustrations that were especially fun to create. fonts.google.com/knowledge/intr…
[3/10] Similarly, we looked at common questions when creating a new article covering the absolute basics of styling HTML-based text with CSS. fonts.google.com/knowledge/usin…
[2/10] The question “how do I choose a typeface?” is such a hard one to answer, but comes up again and again, so now seemed like the right time to attempt a universal checklist for choosing type. fonts.google.com/knowledge/choo…
[1/10] Very happy to say that our first @googlefonts Knowledge drop of 2022 is now live! 🥳 New articles, updated content, and 21 new glossary definitions! Let me take you through the big stuff on this thread. �Ph
Very happy to announce another in-person speaking gig: I’ll be talking at @smashingconf SF in June! Really looking forward to being back in San Francisco, and hanging with friends old and new. See you there? smashingconf.com/sf-2022#speake…
[Google Translate:] “This exploration rests between the limits of Atmospheric Techno [...] These explorations are a way of looking for variations in sound, since it is one of the characteristics of communication.”
The always-generous @FuriesClub have premiered the next track from my forthcoming EP with @_AltCurrent and written a wonderful interpretation of the music, too. clubfuries.com.mx/2022/04/06/pre…
Huge congrats to @TypeTogether, who’ve just published “Building ligatures: the power of type”. The book looks absolutely gorgeous. Just pre-ordered my copy. 🙂 type-together.com/building-ligat…WO
Huge congrats, @BITSOFCROM! So lovely to see a career evolve like this. I still fondly remember you getting on stage at @johnnybelmont’s Reasons to be Creative (or was it still Flash on the Beach, even?) to pitch your early work. twitter.com/BITSOFCROM/sta…
One day, my kids will no longer want to watch episode after episode of Bluey every single day. And that thought makes me sad, because then I’ll have to invent an excuse to watch episode after episode of Bluey every single day.
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