www.FontsInUse.com is a brilliant, long-overdue concept for a website: it simply identifies the fonts used in real-world magazines, newspapers, posters, ads, movies, and other recognizable sources. When you click on an example, you’re taken to a description of the item where the font is used, and a description/history of the font. You can even add your own comments to each entry.
For font freaks like me, it’s a tremendous source of inspiration and education.
The project is led by font aficionados Sam Berlow, Stephen Coles, and Nick Sherman.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.