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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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First Digital Edition of 2+3D Design Magazine Focuses on Czech Type Design

There are a lot of interesting things currently happening in the field of typography in Central and Eastern Europe, and specifically in the Czech Republic. We have exciting, prolific type foundries and type designers such as Veronika Burian, one half of TypeTogether; František Štorm’s Storm Type Foundry; Tomáš Brousil’s Suitcase Type Foundry; David Březina’s Rosetta, … [...]

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Type]Media Up The Ante With 2013 Website

We’ve had the great Flickr Set by Slávka Pauliková – designer of FF Dora, one of my favourite FontFont releases of late – from the graduation show in The Hague to tide us over the past two weeks, and people in Berlin can visit the Mastering Type 13 exhibition at the Mota Italic Gallery where they are shown [...]

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Tabac Slab Wins Gold, Tablet Gothic Silver at European Design Awards 2013

Last month, on Saturday, June 8th the European Design Awards 2013 Ceremony was held in the Yugoslav Drama Theatre (Kralja Milana 50) in Belgrade. The best designers from all corners of the continent gathered to recognise and reward their achievements of the previous year. Gold and silver award winners were invited to collect a trophy [...]

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YouTube Video Hilariously Parodies Vendor/Client Relationship

This afternoon Allison Dhondt – sales and customer relations at FontShop BeNeLux, and responsible for their excellent Twitter account – pointed me to a very witty 2009 YouTube video by Scofield Editorial, Inc.. The Vendor Client relationship (in real world situations) takes all too familiar situations from the daily life of graphic designers, web designers, type designers, [...]

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Colvert, Achieving Harmony Through Diversity

Earlier this year the French typographies.fr joined FontShop as an exclusive foundry. Founded five years ago by Jonathan Perez – who was joined by Laurent Bourcellier a couple of weeks after its inception – the foundry’s mission is to create and distribute Latin and non-Latin typefaces, adhering to the highest aesthetic and linguistic standards. The typographies.fr typefaces [...]

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Macula, The Impossible Typeface

Once in a while you come across a typeface that astounds you by the bold new direction it takes. The recent Bold Monday release Macula by Dutch type designer Jacques Le Bailly a.k.a. Baron von Fonthausen is such a typeface. There aren’t that many designs that manage to sucessfully marry type design to art, and [...]

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