Show & Tell: Typewolf ScreenshotTypewolf is one of my favorite new design websites out there. Typewolf shows you what is trending in type, and great pairings of typefaces for use on the web.

Another feature of the site shows font alternatives to popular commercial fonts that you can use on the web. There are features such as “Top 10 Helvetica Alternatives,” “Top 10 Futura Alternatives,” and so on.

You can even search their site for font alternative suggestions, and for great pairings.

EXTRA CREDIT: OpenType features and the web

I ran across an article on the TypeKit Practice blog about OpenType features and how to enable and use them on the web.

OpenType features are more than just fancy swashes, they’re the superpowers of fonts! The best typefaces are full of sophisticated reasoning and little surprises — things that are often integral to the design of the typeface itself, or that help it work better for specific typesetting tasks. Being a graphic design student, I can appreciate the nuances of ligatures and old style numbers, and have always struggled to bring these same features from print over to the web.

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