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FontFont Has Never Been More Independent

When the deal between Monotype and FontFont was announced yesterday the internet exploded, wailing and lamenting the perceived loss of independence of the world’s largest library of original contemporary typefaces. Arguments like “FontFont is no longer the last major independent foundry” and “There’s never been a better time – nor a better argument – for independent foundries [...]

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FontShop Joins Monotype

Today is a groundbreaking day in FontShop’s 25 year history, the most important one since our formation. The US typeface company Monotype just announced that they have acquired FontShop and the FontFont library. The acquisition package includes the head office in Berlin as well as the FontFont typeface library, the US subsidiary in San Francisco (fontshop.com), and the [...]

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Early Bird Registration Extended For TypeCon “Capitolized”

One of the main typography conferences, TypeCon, presented by SOTA (The Society of Typographic Aficionados) is coming up fast. Unlike ATypI which travels all around the world, TypeCon is hosted by a different city in the United States every year. The name of this year’s conference is Capitolized, inspired by its host city Washington D.C., [...]

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Gewone Letters – Gerrit’s Early Models Wins Bronze at European Design Awards 2014

One of the winners at the recent European Design Awards was Gewone Letters – Gerrit’s Early Models which won Bronze in the category Self-Initiated Projects. The lovely limited edition publication by Geen Bitter uses the equally lovely FF Dora, designed by Slávka Pauliková and released through FontFont last year.

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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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TYPO Berlin 2014 “Roots”

The frustrating thing about reporting from TYPO conferences is that you feel like you are continuously running out of time. There is so much to see, so many presentations to attend and people to meet that – by the time you have had (very late) dinner and are back in your hotel room – all you can [...]

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Last Few Tickets For TYPO Berlin “Roots” Next Week

Anticipation is slowly but steadily building now that TYPO Berlin is merely a week away. The conference programme has been completed and can be consulted on the TYPO Talks website. It runs over an unprecedented five tracks, with a total of 80 speakers. For anyone who cannot make it, there will be six talks streamed [...]

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Remembering Peter Bruhn

Two months on, it’s still impossible to wrap my head around the fact that Peter Bruhn is gone. I have postponed writing this post forever, dreading it. I have had to do obituaries before on The FontFeed, but this one had me paralysed. Even though we met in person only a couple of times, I [...]

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