FontCast #19 — Mark Simonson

FontShop’s David Sudweeks sat with type designer Mark Simonson at TypeCon 2014 “Capitolized” in Washington, DC to talk about Mark’s work from the early days, submitting his first design to the ITC review board by mail in the late 1970s, to his ways of perceiving and working with original design ideas.

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ScreenFonts Special: Fontbuster Game

The FontFeed celebrates the summer with the Fontbuster game. At the TYPO Berlin 2014 conference the public beta next.fontshop.com introduced a new functionality. The first version of the upcoming Tryout feature allows you to test typefaces in context, with full control of typographic and colour attributes. For now the deceptively simple-looking beta only works with [...]

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Five Presentations From Ampersand 2013 Available Online

It’s hard to believe Ampersand Conference is only three years old. Since its inaugural edition in 2011 the one-day web typography event has made a steep ascension in the world of typography conferences. This year it even already has its transatlantic counterpart in New York City, which is held in The TimesCenter on November 2nd [...]

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New Tumblr Takes Hilarious Look At Typeface Design

It’s a most unlikely combination to produce actually funny content and yet it works. Today French type designer Jean-Baptiste Levée launched the Tumblr F*** Yeah Typeface Design, delving into the psyche of type designers and exposing the everyday occurrences in their work, their struggle with huge glyph sets and uncooperative type design software, kerning and [...]

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Happy New Year

The FontFeed editors and collaborators wish you and your loved ones a terrific new year.

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Interview With Sumner Stone For TDC’s Type Legends Series

This weekend the Type Directors Club of New York posted an interview with Sumner Stone conducted by Nick Sherman on their Vimeo account. It is the latest instalment in their Type Legends series, which also features interviews with Mike Parker, Ed Benguiat, and Erik Spiekermann. The iconic type designer recounts his career in type design, [...]

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Jean Jacques Peters 1941–2012

After battling a very aggressive cancer for over a year, yesterday evening my father chose to not let his illness have the last word.

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Merry Christmas from The FontFeed

The FontFeed editors & FontShop Communication Team wish you all a Merry Christmas (or whatever other celebration you may have around this time of year).

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