FontCast #16 — FontFont Type Department

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News | Yves Peters | September 28, 2010

logo_twentyFontFont represents some of the most talented and interesting type designers in the world. And behind every of these great type designers is FontFont’s great technical team. Andreas Frohloff, head of the Type Department at FSI – FontShop International, explains: “We develop brilliant typeface ideas into high quality fonts”. This rare peek behind the scenes reveals how these unsung heroes work together with the type designers, providing aesthetic feedback and technical assistance, to ensure that the resulting fonts meet FontFont’s high standards.

FontCast #16 — Font technicians Christoph Koeberlin, Inka Strotmann, and Jens Kutilek, and head of Type Department Andreas Frohloff explain the inner workings of the FontFont Type Department.

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3 Comments:

  1. nice. very cool to see behind the scenes. thanks!

    Posted by Simon Robertson on Sep. 28, 2010
  2. It’s a joy to work with these people!

    Posted by Martin Wenzel on Sep. 29, 2010
  3. I am so glad FontCast finally puts a spotlight on this talented team. Back in February 2008 (the day after I was invited to join The FontFeed) I had a one day initiation about OpenType, and how the Type Department works and what exactly they do. I was very impressed by their efficiency, and by how knowledgeable they are. And they make it look so easy.

    Posted by Yves Peters on Sep. 29, 2010

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