Been coming across a few of this curated font websites of late, and it’s all such a good idea, that I’m thinking of doing one myself. Have a couple more that I’m going to be posting about soon…
Raphaël Bastide has made Use & Modify more like a regular font foundry website, in that it all looks and works just like a commercial foundry website.
When you first visit Use & Modify, you’ll have options to enhance user experience and accessibility, such as:
- font example size
- day or night mode
- single or triple column view
- normal search
- keyword search.
As Raphaël explains the purpose and goal for Use & Modify:
“Provide a contemporary set of fonts distributed under libre or open source licences, hand picked by a typography and free culture lover.
Along with these view options, Raphaël has ensured that all relevant author and designer credits are included as image able shows;
- links to font source
- author attribution
- details on individual font licences
- keyword tagging
Worth noting about font licence, as even if a font is Open Source, there may or mat not be certain restrictions regarding personal and commercial use.
So if you do find a font on Use & Modify, and you plan to use it for client work, then make sure you check the relevant font licence.
Image below shows the 3 column view in Daylight mode, with small text sizing.
Use & Modify – personal selection of Open Source Typefaces by Raphaël Bastide
I really do love this idea of creating a personal micro site for fonts…