John A. Lane
Printing Types in the Dutch Golden Age:
Nicolaes Briot, Christoffel van Dijck & Nicolaus Kis

The sixth annual Justin Howes memorial lecture

* Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 7pm
* In the Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation
* Admission is free but by pre-booked ticket only


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Christmas at OurType

OurType are currently offering four of their fonts free of charge.

Monitor OT Normal & Monitor OT Bold | Fred Smeijers

Designed by Fred Smeijers in 2000, Monitor was initially designed in two weights only: normal and bold. These two Monitor sanserif fonts were originally custom-designed for office and on-screen use. Since 2002, when OurType made Monitor fonts available to a wider audience, numerous requests for extra weights have followed.

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B·A·T - Adso special offer - communiqué

The Bureau des affaires typographiques presents its new typeface: Adso. Designed by Bruno Bernard, Adso is a contemporary blackletter with a radically unique style.

To celebrate this release, BAT offers a 30% discount on the complete Adso family pack. This exceptionnal offer is only valid for two days, only for you. From this morning, until friday night, dec. 10. All you have to do is add "Adso Family Complete" to your shopping cart, then, before checkout, enter this code: adsoclub101209.

WOBURN, Mass. Dec. 8, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, today announced it has acquired Ascender Corp., a privately held font provider with long-standing relationships with several leading brands including Google and Microsoft, for $10.2 million in cash and stock, net of acquired assets. The acquisition enables Monotype Imaging to broaden its font intellectual property offerings and gain significant typeface design and development talent.

Prompted initially by commercial lettering and landmarks of the ’20s and ’30s, David Jonathan Ross fused a high-contrast style with a rationalized structure of flattened curves and wide-open apertures to devise this glimmering sans-serif family with slight Deco undertones. Condor has an unusually broad wingspan: from taut, compact weights that flaunt their athletic energy to bright, airy styles that radiate luxuriously; FB 2010

60 Styles: Extra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black, all with italics in Compressed, Condensed, Normal, Wide, and Extended widths

Our "happy tyographic families" game is available in english!
74 cards to understand, learn or revise typography with fun and with friends.
Presented in a plexiglass box.
Available on:
Buy it for Christmas. 10 € only!

Ascender is pleased to announce that a distribution agreement with the talented lettering artist Laura Worthington. Laura has been in the type design field since 1997 and she has a deep passion type and lettering design.

Newspaper design consultant Mario Garcia interviewed Cyrus Highsmith coming off of Highsmith's lecture "The Smell of Books":

‘Sendai’ is a new 6-weight typeface family, designed by British type designer Philip Kelly.
The typeface is comfortable in text usage with the slightly condensed shapes that help save space and also achieve punchy display headlines. The restrained serifs are a nod to the Latin styles of the past. The fonts are available exclusively from Philip Kelly Digital Design directly. The fonts are supplied in OpenType Postscript format which is Mac and Windows compatible. PDF Brochure available via:

Talented Austrian designer Wolfgang Homola brings us Soleil, an innovative and fresh geometric sans serif that stands out among its peers. While Soleil's letter shapes take advantage of concepts behind mathematics and geometrical construction to inspire their appearance, it is its careful design process and attention to legibility that provides fluidity and cohesiveness to the typeface. Soleil promises great performance in a wide range of applications, from wayfinding to editorial design.

Starting in November and for a very limited time, all customers who buy the Sirba Bundle in our store will receive, completely free of charge, a copy of this special Sirba type specimen. This collectors piece was designed and produced by Nicolien Van der Keur, original designer of Sirba. The 24-page specimen has been partially printed in letterpress on a wide range of selected papers and has an embossed cover. There are only 525 copies of this collector's item.

Veronika was invited to lead a two-day workshop during the 12th "Tage der Typografie", organised by Tania Huckenbeck and Peter Reichard with the support of Akademie Druck+Medien NRW. The event started with an afternoon of lectures and continued with four different simultaneous truely analog workshops. Most of Veronika's students were beginners with very little experience in type design, but with a lot of enthusiams. They started off with some quick drawing excercises experimenting with three parameters. Those were then combined and developed further to a personal design.


Our typefaces Adelle and Maiola were selected in the first Ukrainian typeface competition and then exhibited at the Rutenia Calligraphy & Typography Festival in Kyiv. Lectures, master-classes and an open-air workshop "Street Calligraphy" were all part of the two-day event. The exhibition though runs until the 22nd November. On the festival website it reads: "The festival mission is to revive an interest in calligraphy and typography in Ukraine, to provide a place to communicate for calligraphers, typeface designers, typographers, publishers, creative professionals, advertising industry workers, art students, and all the people who care about visual form of word or book as well as about its content."

I've launched 3 new limited edition prints today, 'Dreams',
'Stars' and 'So Much To Do'. I'm really pleased how they
turned out. I'm attaching a few images. More details here:

I've also had a major website update with new typographic
commissions for clients including Cadbury, Macy's and Liberty.


Seb Lester

Minority Language in Today's Global Society: Alive and Digital

Saturday, Nov. 20th, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 21st, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Trace Foundation's Latse Library, 132 Perry Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10014

More info and registration:

In this digital age, technology is playing an increasingly important role in both the preservation and development of minority languages. From blogs and video sharing to text messaging and social media, powerful technologies are shaping the future of minority languages. This movement is stretching the boundaries of minority language communities beyond “geographical place” into a “digital place,” bringing together communities from all regions of the world.

Design Micro Museum With and About Lettering
MuseumsQuarter Vienna / Gangway between square 1 and square 2


WELCOMETO.AS (Lausanne / Davis, California)

Opening reception: November 26, 2010 // 6 p.m.
Ongoing until March 2011

The TYPOPASSAGE Vienna is a unique, innovative museum project, curated by design studio bauer – konzept & gestaltung.

Robin is a dingbats font in OpenType format that allows you to compose easily an infinity of arrows thanks to a logical use of the keyboard: as long as you want, as sharp as you want, as simple or decorative as you want.

Alphabet Soup Type Founders and Michael Doret are proud to announce the release of the “Steinweiss Script” family on MyFonts.

These fonts began began their journey towards daylight when Michael Doret was asked by Taschen Publishing to do cover lettering for the huge commemorative edition they were putting together on the work of Alex Steinweiss—“The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover”. The lettering was to be created to appear similar to the famous “Steinweiss Scrawl” the calligraphy that Steinweiss had used on countless album covers:

LeBeaune is a contemporary lapidary engraved font with many ligatures and alternative letters.
This font was at first drawn for the famous town in Burgundy (France) for its corporate identity and signage.
This version is entirely redrawn and digitalized.
It's an openType font.
You can have a preview, download the specimen and buy at:

I've redesigned my website and I'd like to share with you:

I hope you like it

D&AD Awards 2011 now open for entry.
We're looking for the best type of 2010.
Enter before Monday 29 November 2010 to save 10%
Final deadline Monday 31 January 2011
Visit the entry site for more information

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Storm Type Foundry new website

I'd like to invite you to see our new website, yet beta version, but fully functional. Your critique is very welcome. At the occasion of launching, we've released also some new fonts such as Fenix, modernised Rondka, Negro Slim, Patzcuaro Estrecho, among earlier released Walbaum 2010 or Abalda.

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