You have to love a web site with a manifesto – especially one that concerns itself with the true building blocks of civilization:
The League of Moveable Type offers up a heaping helping of quality open-source fonts – and regular news updates on the state of typography online. And yes, their elegant home page drops you right into the typographical mosh pit with:
We’re done with the tired old fontstacks of yesteryear. Enough with the limitations of the web, we won’t have it. It’s time to raise our standards. Here, you’ll find only the most well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts.
Like any revolution, we aim to make progress, and we need help. If you want to be a part of this free, open-source type movement, you should join us and contribute. If you have any questions about The League or the movement, get in touch.
Naturally, they offer up a much longer manifesto, but you might already get their drift.
I admit to few addictions: my new daughter, fly fishing, arranging words in pleasing sequences, wild places, and fonts.
The loss of real typography online gutted text-based marketing of it’s often-pleasurable nuances. The imminent return of typography to marketing (the technology’s finally catching up) fills my heart with joy.
I’ll celebrate alongside the folks at the League of Moveable Type.
Keep writing, Tom Chandler