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New Microsite For FF Trixie OT

FF Trixie OT – a major upgrade of the seminal rough typewriter typeface – has its own dedicated website now. I interviewed Erik van Blokland at the launch of trixiefont.com.

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FF Mister K: Franz Kafka’s Pen

The manuscripts of author Franz Kafka had such a profound impact on Finnish graphic and type designer Julia Sysmäläinen that she decided to convert his handwriting with its unusually strong calligraphic characteristics into a digital script. The philologist took on the challenge to transform in Kafka’s rather eccentric letter forms into an balanced typographic flow. FF Mister K Pro will soon be available from FontShop.

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Top Ten Typefaces Used by Book Design Winners

The American Association of University Presses honors the best book design in their annual Book, Jacket & Journal Show. We take a look at the most common typefaces seen in the winning entries and offer a thorough list of underused alternatives.

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FontBooklets Put the Tactile Joy Back into Typeface Selection

Like smaller, more focused versions of their mother publication, FontBook, FontBooklets are printed specimens that give ample space and tribute to the best fonts for professional typography.

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Post-Halloween Special: Scary Type

Can typefaces – just the design, devoid of any external context or additional elements – look scary? That is the question I asked myself last week. And sure enough I became so engrossed in my research that I didn’t manage to finish this Halloween Special in time. So here is the compiled and documented list. It is far from definitive, but I hope it is of some use to someone. Better 51 weeks early than one week late. ;)

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Vote. A message endorsed by the letters V, O, T, & E.

We all know that the American President has the power to change the world — for better or worse — so here are some reminders from a few of our most persuasive and compelling communicators.

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos With The Skullphabet Free Fonts

I’m taking a little break from compiling my Halloween list of scary fonts to point you to Skull-A-Day. On June 4th, 2007, Noah Scalin – creative director and owner of Another Limited Rebellion – made an orange paper skull, posted it online and announced to the world that he would be making a skull a day for an entire year. Two of his entries were display alphabets, which have been turned into digital fonts and are available for download for free.

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New Microsite for FF Meta Serif

Earlier today a brand new website entirely dedicated to a single typeface family went live. Erik Spiekermann’s FF Meta Serif – one of last year’s most significant typeface releases – can be accessed on www.metaserif.com. The microsite is published by FontShop International and was designed by Florian Hardwig/Malte Kaune. The microsite features five sections. The [...]

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