Jon Tan

Jon Tan is a designer and typographer who co-founded the web fonts service, Fontdeck. He’s a partner in Fictive Kin, where he works with friends making things like Brooklyn Beta and Mapalong.

His addiction to web typography has led him to share snippets of type news via @t8y. He also writes for publications like Typographica and 8 Faces, speaks at international events like An Event Apart, and works with such organisations as the BBC.

Jon is based in Mild Bunch HQ, the co-working studio he started in Bristol, UK. He can often be found wrestling with his two sons, losing, then celebrating the fact as @jontangerine on Twitter.

  1. Science!

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    Jon Tan opens the final door on the web advent calendar to reveal the glittering star of research evidence shining its light on design decisions. Merry Christmas!

  2. A Festive Type Folly

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    Jon Tan upholds the good British tradition of building follies and talks us through the process of creating one such on the web using only HTML and CSS. Follies themselves are just for enjoyment. However, there’s always interesting things to be learned when we venture out and have some fun.