Crafting Type at Medium — Marcin Wichary & Dustin Senos

Recorded during TypeCon2014: Capitolized in Washington, DC

Medium might be the most interesting web publishing platform today. We’re huge type nerds and one of our goals is bringing world-class typography to all of our readers and writers. But so many things stand in our way: technological limitations, differences in rendering engines on different operating systems, screen size constraints, varying typographical conventions in different places in the world. Sometimes, type foundries. Often, our own egos and opinions.

Come to our interactive talk, see some of the tools we built, and hear some of the war stories: the curse of the fallback font; long weeks picking the right underlines for text; putting together the perfect em dash; choosing typefaces beautiful, yet neutral.
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