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A practical sans serif need not appear dry, constructed, or derivative. It can excel in its sensible role and yet possess a distinct flair. Iskra (spark or flash) is a new sans serif designed by Tom Grace.
The pewter pitcher that inspired much of Dwiggins’ most creative work disappeared in the 1990s and was feared lost forever, but it recently came up for auction. Two Boston book artists bought it to save it from going into a private collection. Please help with fundraising so it can have a place of honor in the Dwiggins Collection at the Boston Public Library.
I just published a blog post about my awesome summer in the Type@Cooper Condensed certificate program at the Cooper Union in New York City http://www.kombinat-typefounders.com/store/news/article/cooperType_condensed_2012
--Download free fonts: http://www.fonts.com/browse/promotions/the-complete-engraver
--Learn more: http://blog.fonts.com/2012/07/24/the-complete-engraver/
--View images: visit http://slidesha.re/MwxZYU
Fonts.com is proud to announce two new releases – the JMC Engraver & Feldman Engraver typeface families – by Monotype Imaging designer Terrance Weinzierl. Commissioned as companions to Nancy Sharon Collins’ new book The Complete Engraver: A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery, these fonts are FREE for download from Fonts.com. Simply add to your cart and enjoy.
Looking for a challenge? Want cool, free, type stuff? Test your “metal” at the 2012 TypeCon Typographic Quiz.
Monotype Imaging is pleased to be a sponsor of TypeCon2012 – the annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA). Several of our resident type experts from around the world will be sharing their knowledge and skills. Come by and join us as we take a look at Arabic typography, rare stockpiles of British typographic history, new aviation type trends for cockpit navigation and so much more.
Here are our Typecon2012’s “not to miss” highlights:
To celebrate the Olympics we’re offering a chunky 25% discount off all Houschka font packs and single fonts until August 12th when the curtain comes down on the London 2012 games.
Choose between original Houschka Pro, Houschka Rounded or the more corporate and businesslike Houschka Alt Pro.
All Houschka OpenType Pro fonts contain extended character sets which include contextual alternates, ligatures, extra stylistic sets, small caps and multiple figure options, plus support for Central European and Cyrillic languages in addition to the Western set.
ISIA Urbino Type Design Week 2012 is approaching. With Erik van Blokland, Jonathan Pierini and Albert Pinggera as visiting lecturer. Opening on Sunday July 29 to August 3. There are still same places availabe and we are looking foward to welcome you in the beautiful Urbino, in Italy. Have a look at the official web page and get in touch!
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The Neue Aachen design offers dramatic improvements to a small display typeface family, making it even more powerful. “Despite its limited range of sizes, Aachen has been a surprisingly popular design,” says Jim Wasco, the designer of the new interpretation. “I knew that additional weights would expand the reach of the face even further.” The Neue Aachen family is the result of Wasco’s drive to make something very good, better.
Sirba, a robust typefamily by Nicolien van der Keur, for complex text environments, now offers even more possibilities. The recent update includes a full set of phonetic symbols, designed upon request for the use in dictionaries, and the extension to polytonic Greek. Although the historical way of writing Latin and Greek is very different from each other, the Greek is designed to harmonize well when used together with the Latin. Irene Vlachou and Gerry Leonidas assisted the development of Sirba polytonic Greek with their professional expertise.
more information at: http://www.type-together.com/Sirba
Show off your new faces at TypeCon!
Typefaces that have been created, published, or significantly updated between June 2011 and July 2012 will be accepted. Both traditional type specimens and designs showcasing typefaces in use will be accepted. Please review the submission guidelines for complete details.
The submission deadline is July 27th, 2012.
The Society of Typographic Aficionados will once again be holding its annual silent auction during TypeCon2012 — raising funds for their various educational and community activities. We are looking for any typographic trinkets, knickknacks, bibelots, ornaments, baubles, objet d’art, collector’s items, rarities, curiosities, oddities, kickshaws, or tchotchkes that you’re ready to part with. Donating them to the auction and share your exceptional taste with other type aficionados and collectors. It’s also a perfect way to clear space on your shelves for new collectables. Above all, you’re helping support a great cause.
Skolar Devanagari - A typeface for complex typography
Skolar Devanagari, the latest addition to the Skolar family, is a collaboratiion of David Březina and Vaibhav Singh. It has been designed as a companion to the Latin keeping the nuances and characteristics of the Devanagari script foremost while providing a complementary design for multi-script typography. Primarily intended as a robust, energetic text typeface, Skolar Devanagari addresses the needs of serious typography. At the same time it furnishes the designer with the hallmark versatility of the family in display sizes.
TYPE DESIGN WEEK 2012
ISIA Urbino Type Design Week is a one week intense course which will take place between the 29th of July and the 3th of August at ISIA (High Institute for Applied Arts), in the Renaissance city of Urbino in Italy.
For one week the students will be guided by proven professionals in the development of a type design/lettering project. An interesting programme will provide the participants with background information addressing discourses and techniques of type design and the design of letters as a critical design process.
Join Monotype Imaging at Boston's HOW Design Live conference Sunday, June 24, at 9:00am EDT for a presentation by some of the typographic industry’s leading designers. Topics to be addressed will range from type voice and trends to designing for the mobile screen. See you Sunday at Typographic Hat Trick - Three Designers, Three Perspectives. http://blog.fonts.com/2012/06/18/monotype-imaging-at-how-live-boston/
Biome is also a much larger family than when it was first released by Carl Crossgrove two years ago. Now a super family of impressive proportions, here's what’s New Biome
The Eaglefeather font family is based on the alphabet designed by the master architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, for the Eaglerock project in 1922. In 1998, in conjunction with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesen West, P22 released the FLLW Eaglefeather Set, an adaptation of the font that included a set of extras and other type-savvy features. In 1999, the font was further expanded with a light version as well as small caps and a unique informal version in three weights- Regular, Light and Bold. P22 FLLW Eaglefeather Pro completes the family with the addition of two new weights, Hairline and Black, and adds new language support for Greek, Cyrillic and full Pan-European Latin plus OpenType features available for all pro styles. In all, the NEW Eaglefeather Pro Family contains 15 full-featured, OpenType fonts plus 20 basic styles.
The Power of the Engine
Victorian revivals and inspirations often seize on the period’s tendency toward florid decoration. However, the times were also the final surge of the industrial revolution, a time that witnessed the ultimate development in steam, diesel and oil: engines of all kinds. Engine Nine captures the nitty-gritty of a hard-boned indomitable age, boundless in its faith in the technologies of iron and steel, tempered by half-remembered neo-classical details such as the verticality of neo-gothic windows, and finely detailed finials. It’s all here in the brute strength of the verticals, the blackness of the tight setting, the contrasting delicacy of the terminal serifs.
All-In-One Type Solution Brings High-Quality Customization to Android Devices
WOBURN, Mass., May 29, 2012 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has released a suite of software designed to transform the Google Android™ 4.0 user experience. Monotype’s Type Enhancements for Android enables device manufacturers to tailor their products using high-quality typefaces, comprehensive multilingual support and advanced font technologies.
A new typeface designed by British type designer Philip Kelly.
Although Fantail is caps only, there is an extensive character count and you can set in the French, German and Spanish languages.
The design has echoes of Art Deco with a touch of the Arts and Crafts movement.
On 24 May, Russia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and other countries that follow Eastern Ortodox tradition, celebrate Saints Cyril and Methodius day. This day also commemorates the invention of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets.
Similarly to the last year we have decided to do a sale of all our Cyrillic and PE fonts and this year we added a presale of our upcoming face Sutturah Cyrillic as an extra bonus. Use the code 1111aa4 during checkout in our e-shop to get 31 % discount on all fonts containing Cyrillic*. The offer ends on 31 May 12:00 PM CET.
*) The discount applies to:
For Immediate Release:
Alameda, CA - May 24th, 2012
Delve Fonts releases Oktal Mono, a new typeface by Joachim Müller-Lancé and Erik Adigard.
A monospaced type family composed of entirely mono-linear and modular structure, Oktal Mono first began in a design-philosophical discourse between Joachim Müller-Lancé and Erik Adigard of the design studio M-A-D in Sausalito, California. The typeface later came to life as a design experiment wherein a type designer (Joachim) and a graphic designer (Erik) collaborate each in their own capacity, from within their respective disciplines.
Designer Named to Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business
-Read Fast Company's profile on Nadine: http://bit.ly/IU6kOz
-View SlideShare examples of Nadine's work: http://slidesha.re/L2LTFy
-Learn more about Nadine's work on Fonts.com: http://bit.ly/KWEWzZ
Nadine Chahine of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. was named today to Fast Company's 2012 ranking of The 100 Most Creative People in Business. Chahine, who designs Arabic typefaces at Monotype's Germany-based subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, was recognized alongside individuals from a variety of professions who use creativity for transforming industries and reinventing the world in which we live.
It’s time to get your Milwaukee on!
This year’s incredible conference program has been coming together at a record pace and we’re eager to share it with you. Some of the brightest names in type and design will be sharing their knowledge and skills during TypeCon2012, including:
FF Tisa Sans is Slovenian designer Mitja Miklavčič’s follow-up typeface to FF Tisa. Whether used together or separately, both of his families are excellent choices for branding projects and complex editorial applications. The original FF Tisa is one of the new-millennium favorites in the FontFont library—known for its sturdy and friendly forms, hence its common use in newspapers and magazines.
New site offers a single source for desktop and Web fonts
---View webcast at http://vimeo.com/41331573
---View public beta at http://new.fonts.com/
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, has redesigned Fonts.com, launched today as a public beta release. Among its enhancements, the new Fonts.com debuts as the only site to offer typefaces both through a Web font service and as desktop fonts. The site has been given an aesthetic overhaul and now features many prominent showings aimed at inspiring designers and other type enthusiasts.