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.


Update:
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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hfj-font-test

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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