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FontFont Focus: FF Franziska For Bündner Tagblatt

Type is a crucial element in the branding of a newspaper. It defines the atmosphere of the publication, its visual style. It can make the text sound a tad more authoritative, a little friendlier, a smidgen more serious. And if the newspaper is set in one single type family for the entire typographic palette from [...]

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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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Yanone Officially Launches Antithesis Film

As you read in my report of the first day at TYPO Berlin 2014 “Roots”, the final presentation was by Yanone about his smallest superfamily ever and its companion film. Today the designer and multimedia artist officially launched the 10-minute dance film about The Big Bang for his typeface “Antithesis”.

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Interactive FF Mark Specimen Minisite

I have worked in the type business for the past 23 years. Before that I witnessed the launch of pioneering type families like Avenir, Rotis, ITC Officina, … during my five years tenure as editor in chief for PAGE. To my knowledge, in all these years (and perhaps neither in the preceding decades) no other typeface enjoyed [...]

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New FontFonts: FF Mark, Ze New Germanetric Sans

FF Mark is a new geometric sans serif designed to meet the typographic challenges of today. It was developed over the past two years as a joint project between Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin and the FontFont Type Department, assisted by Erik Spiekermann. The expansive family has ten weights ranging from hairline to black with [...]

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FontFont 2012 – (Not Quite An) Annual Report

One year after their FontFont 2011 – (Not Quite An) Annual Report, FontFont – one of the leading independent font foundries with the largest library of original, contemporary typefaces – did it again with the recently published 2012 edition. This time the report has taken the form of an interactive publication on their website. The FontFeed talked [...]

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FF Tisa Goes Sans

It’s been five years since FF Tisa’s release. To follow-up, Mitja Miklavčič offers his newest addition: FF Tisa Sans. With similar proportions to its serif companion, FF Tisa Sans is well-suited for signage and information design projects; it’s a great choice for complex editorial or branding projects, too. We caught up with Mitja to learn more out about [...]

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FF Scuba Marries Tourist With Alice In Wonderland

Searching for ways to promote typefaces in an increasingly crowded market place, foundries find fresh and novel ways to grab the attention of the type-loving public. For the past few years more and more new type designs have been advertised with trailer-like short videos. Driven by their love for type and powered by their passion [...]

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