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bcsheesley

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TypeBrewer has been redesigned since presented at last year's Chicago
AAG and Madison NACIS meetings. For those of you that are interested
in a exploring a range of typographic alternatives for your mapmaking
work, please check out the tool at http://www.typebrewer.org.

TypeBrewer is targeted at mapmakers who want practical help with
choosing typefaces and styles for a map, as well as those who want to
learn more about the principles of map typography. These tend to be
students and new mapmakers, but more experienced mapmakers may also
find it of value.

There is a place to provide direct feedback via the online TypeBrewer survey at http://www.typebrewer.org. Feedback will help me make TypeBrewer better (and improve the quality of this dissertation project!).

Thanks to those who participated in the focus group session at NACIS last October, and thanks in advance to those who tell me what they think about this redesign.

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Very useful tool!!! I was wondering if there was something like this in the internet (just like ColorBrewer), where people can go and explore different fonts and study how they will look in different case scenarios.

I was wondering if there is available a tool that can help map-makers choose font sizes (for the different geographic features) according to the map page properties. If there is such a tool, please let me know. Thanks,
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TypeBrewer seems like a very useful tool.

What I would like is to be able to specify what fonts I'd like to have tried out.

The selection provided is interesting but for my purposes quite limited.

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