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FontFont Focus: FF Franziska For Bündner Tagblatt

Type is a crucial element in the branding of a newspaper. It defines the atmosphere of the publication, its visual style. It can make the text sound a tad more authoritative, a little friendlier, a smidgen more serious. And if the newspaper is set in one single type family for the entire typographic palette from [...]

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Bree Serif Wins Gold at European Design Awards 2014

Two weeks ago, on Saturday, May 24 the European Design Awards 2014 celebrated the best in graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe. The top communication design studios and designers of the European continent gathered at the Comedia Theatre in Cologne, Germany for the Awards ceremony recognising and rewarding their achievements of the previous [...]

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Discover Typographica’s “Our Favorite Typefaces of 2013”

This early morning (local Belgian time) the news finally came in – Typographica announced it published their annual Our Favorite Typefaces. A fine gathering of type users and type creators each selected a typeface released in the past year and reviewed it. Free up half a day and take the time to read through it [...]

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Interactive FF Mark Specimen Minisite

I have worked in the type business for the past 23 years. Before that I witnessed the launch of pioneering type families like Avenir, Rotis, ITC Officina, … during my five years tenure as editor in chief for PAGE. To my knowledge, in all these years (and perhaps neither in the preceding decades) no other typeface enjoyed [...]

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New FontFonts: FF Mark, Ze New Germanetric Sans

FF Mark is a new geometric sans serif designed to meet the typographic challenges of today. It was developed over the past two years as a joint project between Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin and the FontFont Type Department, assisted by Erik Spiekermann. The expansive family has ten weights ranging from hairline to black with [...]

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Yearbook of Type Offers Overview of Recent Typographic Production

On the first day of Summer Slanted – known for their graphic design magazine focusing on typography and other publications like Typodarium, the typographic tear-off calendar – announced the publication of the first edition of Yearbook of Type I. Compiled by the Slanted editorial team in Karlsruhe (Flo Gaertner, Lars Harmsen and Julia Kahl) and some people from [...]

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Tabac Slab Wins Gold, Tablet Gothic Silver at European Design Awards 2013

Last month, on Saturday, June 8th the European Design Awards 2013 Ceremony was held in the Yugoslav Drama Theatre (Kralja Milana 50) in Belgrade. The best designers from all corners of the continent gathered to recognise and reward their achievements of the previous year. Gold and silver award winners were invited to collect a trophy [...]

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Colvert, Achieving Harmony Through Diversity

Earlier this year the French typographies.fr joined FontShop as an exclusive foundry. Founded five years ago by Jonathan Perez – who was joined by Laurent Bourcellier a couple of weeks after its inception – the foundry’s mission is to create and distribute Latin and non-Latin typefaces, adhering to the highest aesthetic and linguistic standards. The typographies.fr typefaces [...]

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