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I love fonts. I'm considering a little regular feature here... something about fonts... maybe with a page of set fonts. And links for y'all on where to find the fonts.Okay. Let me call them typefaces. Just this once.Typefaces. I love typefaces. I'm considering... oh nevermind. You get it.Here's one of my favorites... I use it a lot for manuscripts, because it isn't courier, but it has a nicely readable manuscript quality. Officina Serif. Take a look.ITC Officina Serif VolumeWhen ITC Officina was first released in 1990~ as a paired family of serif and sans serif faces in two weights with italics~ it was intended as a workhorse typeface for business correspondence. But the typeface proved popular in many more areas than correspondence. Erik Spiekermann~ Officina's designer and the founder of MetaDesign in Berlin~ says~ “Once Officina got picked up by the trendsetters to denote 'coolness'~ it had lost its innocence. No pretending anymore that it only needed two weights for office correspondence. As a face used in magazines and advertising~ it needed proper headline weights and one more weight in between the original Book and Bold.” To add the new weights and small caps~ Spiekermann collaborated with Ole Schaefer~ director of typography and type design at MetaDesign. The extended ITC Officina family now includes Medium~ Extra Bold~ and Black weights with matching italics-all in both Sans and Serif-as well as new small caps fonts for the original Book and Bold weights.Tags: font | officina | officinaserif | typeface. [...]

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