An enthusiasm by

Richard Rutter

Hello. I’m Richard, a designer, author and speaker living by the sea in Brighton, UK. I’m co-founder of Clearleft, a digital design consultancy.

I love all things to do with human-centred design, typography, music and cycling. I occasionally write about them here.

Latest Posts

  • How to subset a variable font

    Professional fonts can contain a lot characters you will never use, increasing file size uncessarily. These characters can be removed by subsetting a font. This post explains how to subset fonts from first principles on a Mac using fonttools.

  • Top Tunes 2021

    Here’s a playlist of favourite songs I bought this year. Not quite a record-breaking haul, but a floor full of vinyl none-the-less. A mixture of new, not so new, and old; and some real corkers in amongst them.

  • One year on and what next for remote working?

    Since the UK locked down 52 weeks ago, Clearleft folks have been working fully remotely. As the vaccine works its magic, in a few months time we’ll be able to move back into our studio. What happens then?

  • Top Tunes 2020

    Here’s a playlist of favourite songs I bought this year. Not quite a record-breaking haul, but a floor full of vinyl none-the-less. A mixture of new, not so new, and old; and some real corkers in amongst them.