Goodbye The FontFeed, Hello FontShop News

You might have noticed from the lack of activity that The FontFeed has stopped publishing. I have moved over to join my writing partners on FontShop News, where we hope to achieve the ideals originally set out for The FontFeed.

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Before I leave, how I got here in the first place

On August 31, 2008 I punched in the alarm code for the very last time when I left Magelaan, the communication agency I worked at for 13 years. I literally closed the door on a 17 year career of graphic design and communication and transitioned from a life as employee to becoming an independent. That was the defining moment when I started spending my days doing things I never studied for – promoting type; writing about it, marketing it and educating people about it.

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Global, Local, Social: ATypI Barcelona 2014 (Part 2)

With Typographic Dialogues, the theme of their 58th conference, ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) invited type and design aficionados from all over the world to Barcelona. The presentations on day 2 concentrated primarily on education. While in part 1 of my review you can discover some of the more technical talks given at BAU Design School […]

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Global, Local, Social: ATypI Barcelona 2014 (Part 1)

The 58th annual conference by the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) from September 17 to 21, 2014, was held in Barcelona – for the third time in the history of ATypI, after 1972 and 1995. It was a great experience. With this year’s theme, Typographic Dialogues, ATypI invited students and professionals to participate in a delightful […]

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Hans Eduard Meier Passes Away At Age 91

Like I mentioned in my announcement of the TDC Medal 2014 for contemporary type design powerhouse David Berlow, mid-July was a week of both celebration and sadness in the world of type design and typography. On Tuesday, July 15 Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully, aged 91. If his name doesn’t immediately […]

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TDC Medal 2014 Awarded to David Berlow

Last week was a week of both celebration and sadness in the type world. Sadness because Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully aged 91 on Tuesday, July 15. More about this loss later. Celebration because American type designer David Berlow was awarded the prestigious Type Directors Club Medal of Excellence 2014 the […]

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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 (, and the […]

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