Work & Journal from Designer Magnus Cederholm
July 2, 2013

Hoefler & Frere-Jones have after many years finally released their fonts for use on the web. Did they spend to many years tuning their fonts for old school screens, making them look really bad on screens with high pixel density (retina)? I made a gif comparing the original font with the new web-optimized font with jagged curves. These are both screenshoots from OSX, Safari.

According to H&FJ the jagged lines seems to be a (Safari/OSX/iOS) problem occurring when fonts are converted into webfonts – which is basically a collection of flat segments. This could be solved by letting people host font files on their own servers. But font foundries seems to be more concerned with piracy, than how their fonts actually looks online.

I’m hoping we don’t have to wait another 5-10 years before we can use the amazing H&FJ fonts on the web.
Apple; will you please update your rendering engine so that it renders webfonts just as smooth as any other font?

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November 20, 2011

Formfett relaunch

My redesigned portfolio is finally online. It’s still based on wordpress and it’s designed and coded by myself, with a little help from my friends. If you find any bugs, please be kind and write me a comment below. I have used Media Queries for a better iPhone and iPad experience.

Thinking about removing the Google Plus button. It takes forever to load and the service is just another buzz?

The site might not look all that good in Explorer, or on Windows in general, due to it’s horrible font rendering.

November 13, 2011

I’m very happy to be part of Visueltutvalget 2012. Visueltutvalget is a group of people defining next years Visuelt, an annual event for the creative industry in Norway and consists of competition, seminars, prize award, party and exhibition. The aim of the event is to inspire and function as a meeting point for the industry.

Visueltutvalget 2012

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