TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift - 16th International Design Conference May 19th – 21st


Tim
 
Ahrens
Originally an architect, Tim Ahrens moved towards type design and font production in recent years. He did research on optical sizes and developed software that makes type design easier and quicker. Currently, he lives in London, where he runs Just Another Foundry.

A closer look at Webfonts (G)

A good web font has to be more than just a re-packaged desktop font, and choosing a format is more than just a technical detail. What are the practical differences between the various systems? How can the designer influence the rendering? Why does hinting make a font look so much better? Tim Ahrens takes us on a trip through the inner space of web fonts and takes a hard look under the hood.