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Read me! by Readymag

Contributed by Pavel Kedich on Jun 19th, 2020. Artwork published in
June 2020
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    “Read Me!” is set in  X Super, with  for the body copy and  Bold and  Medium for the table of contents.
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    “Read Me!” is set in Druk Condensed X Super, with Spectral for the body copy and Stratos Bold and Graphik Medium for the table of contents.

    Read Me! is a new series of editorial templates introduced by Readymag. From an article for type.today’s journal:

    Readymag has lately been extending its template set; well, now is the time to offer you some new templates for long reads. As we discussed this, our team got an idea to present something bigger than just a plain template: a full-featured material on the evolution of on-screen reading, issues of legibility, certain details related to web layouts and web-based representation of contents. Welcome our editorial long-read essay on editorial long-reads: it is somewhat of a recursion, right.

    We provide users with an opportunity to use each chapter of this article as an independent template with its own style and typographic solutions. Apart from various approaches to layouts, we are most definitely focusing on type, and all possible kinds of ways to make use of it. Since Readymag has an extensive Russian-speaking audience, we decided to address the typefaces that support Cyrillic; our choice was largely determined by this consideration. Eventually, the thing has turned out to be very rich in terms of type, in large part thanks to type.today library.

    This project by Readymag exemplifies the template in use. Contentwise, it explores how the notion of readability has evolved over years and offers designers some ideas and tools on how to create a readable text.

    “Define and conquer” mixes  and . Text is rendered in .
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    “Define and conquer” mixes Druk Wide and Druk Condensed. Text is rendered in Graphik.

    Part 2 features more Stratos and Spectral, both by . The letter a in the illustration is from .
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    Part 2 features more Stratos and Spectral, both by Jean-Baptiste Levée. The letter a in the illustration is from Charter.

    For part 3, the typography switches to  and .
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    For part 3, the typography switches to Pragmatica and Times New Roman.

    Part 4 opens up with  Super and uses  for text, with one paragraph in . The samples present ’s Georgia alongside its sans-serif cousin .
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    Part 4 opens up with Graphik Super and uses Georgia for text, with one paragraph in Pragmatica. The samples present Matthew Carter’s Georgia alongside its sans-serif cousin Verdana.

    The concluding tips section combines numerals from  with  for the heading, , and .
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    The concluding tips section combines numerals from Pilowlava with Karloff Negative for the heading, Kazimir Text, and Graphik.

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