Laura Franz // web typographer

Words and characters once impressed in clay, written on papyrus, and printed with ink are now manifest in pixels of light.

Laura Franz, Typographic Web Design, 2011

You’ve heard how the cobbler’s children have no shoes? Well, I keep pretty busy and rarely have time to update my own site. But here’s a bit about what I do, and links to some of my work.


I teach at UMass Dartmouth. Mostly type classes. I’ve also developed web type courses for


Read my articles on

My book’s no longer in print, but I’m updating it and putting it online. It’s a work in progress at

I test and recommend web fonts at


I speak at conferences & professional meetings, and give web type workshops.

Recent topics include: RWD Typography; Web Typography: Where Tradition Meets Technology; The Role of the Reader in Web Typography; Finding, Testing, and Using Web Fonts; Weaving Traditional Practice into New Media; Teaching Web Typography.


In addition to designing posters, books, and websites, I consult on typographic issues. Inquiries welcome.