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Monotype Imaging Announces Call for Entries for its 2nd Annual Web Font Awards
Website Submissions that Showcase Best Use of Web Fonts Now Being Accepted through Oct. 28, 2011
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, is now accepting entries through Oct. 28, 2011, for its 2nd annual Web Font Awards , the international competition that recognizes websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. Winners will be announced following a live judging event during the Future of Web Design conference, Nov. 7-9, in New York City.
Monotype Imaging Adds 10 Collections and Over 900 Web Fonts to Fonts.com Web Fonts
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has expanded Fonts.com Web Fonts with the addition of over 900 fonts, including collections from 10 typeface foundries new to the site and new designs from the company's Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® libraries. More than 12,000 Web fonts are now available from Monotype Imaging's Web font service.
Monotype Imaging's XPS-to-PCL 6 and XPS-to-PostScript Vector Conversion Filters Selected for the Next Version of Windows
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has licensed its XPS-to-PCL™ 6 and XPS-to-PostScript® vector conversion filters to Microsoft Corp. for use in the next version of Windows. Monotype Imaging's XPS-to-PCL6 and XPS-to-PostScript driver technology enables printer device manufacturers to quickly and easily support XPS (XML Paper Specification) without modification to their PCL6 or PostScript printers.
Monotype Imaging Introduces the Parkinson Electra Typeface Family
Inspired by the 1930s Electra Typeface, Parkinson Electra Offers New Vitality in a New Design
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the 6-font Parkinson Electra® typeface family, available from Fonts.com. Designer Jim Parkinson based his design on the 1930s work of William Addison Dwiggins, whose Electra typeface created for the Linotype® collection has been widely considered a classic book face of the 20th century.
P22 type foundry proudly announces P22 Mackinac Pro, a brand new font family designed by Mike Beens for the International House of Fonts.
P22 Mackinac Pro (pronounced Mackinaw) spans four centuries of type design, bridging the Old World with the New. This family of four weights and corresponding italics is of old style construction, with a diagonal weight stress. Contrast between thick & thin is modest and proportioned the same for all fonts. The tall x-height recommends itself to a wide variety of text and display uses; including advertising, publishing, signage and packaging.
Tension is frequently described as a positive in design, with designers balancing opposing constraints and visual ideas in often ‘perfect tension’. Design work balances a whole series of tensions: analogue–digital; male–female; Twitter–Facebook; art–design; East–West; old–young; interns–employees; global–local; micro–macro; educated–‘feral’; in-house–independent; degree course–short course/apprenticeship; designer–client.
Improved Font Browsing and More Comprehensive Search Results Headline New Features
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, and its subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, have revamped Linotype.com, offering visitors an improved site experience for all things relating to typefaces – from browsing, licensing and downloading fonts to learning about type and how to use it effectively.
The idea for a Book on Books comes from John Boardley – the well-known editor of ilovetypography.com, the Codex magazine and inventor / originator of lots and lots of other interesting and innovative activities in the field of typography. He will edit the paper version of our work and write about the typefaces. We hope to publish it with Gestalten.
We're taking the site offline today at 5pm to perform a much-needed server upgrade. Typophile will be down for the duration of the weekend so we can perform all sorts of exotic tests, and we're planning to bring everything back online on Monday, 29 August.
Enjoy your weekend!
//Jared, Joe and Zara
Edge360 Adds a New Dimension to Text for Manufacturers and Developers of Consumer Electronics Devices
WOBURN, Mass., Aug. 17, 2011 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has unveiled its new Edge360™ Technology, an embedded solution for delivering crisp, dynamic text in 2D and 3D environments. Supported by Monotype Imaging’s iType® font engine version 5.0, also newly released, Edge360 works on devices such as smartphones and tablets that support OpenGL® ES 2.0 hardware acceleration technology.
A video demonstration of Edge360 is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MAoMFJyZ50.
P22 and the International House of Fonts announce the release of Lucilee by Michael Clark.
Lucilee is a full-featured, OpenType script font from Michael Clark. It is a sweeping italic with many alternates, including ligatures, beginning and ending swashes, and a full Central European character set. This joining script is fluid and elegant and can be used for a wide variety of uses. Lucilee was designed with packaging in mind, but is well suited for titling and bold statements.
FontFont designers have been recipients of prestigious type design awards, but few can claim to have been even before their creations were officially published. Ludwig Übele’s FF Tundra — a recipient of a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at this year’s TDC2 competition — is now available for licensing.
Delve Fonts presents Uppercut Angle, by Joachim Müller-Lancé.
Available now at: http://www.delvefonts.com/uppercut.html
Joachim Müller-Lancé’s Uppercut is a rather sporting fellow, originally developed for the Krav Maga training center of San Francisco (Krav Maga is a simple and efficient self-defense system that has become equally popular in Hollywood and with law enforcement). Joachim has spent several years training, hitting things and people whenever he needs a break from kerning. Uppercut can be seen on the school’s t-shirts and other articles.
Anne Bonny is the latest typedesign-project of Berlin based Melle Diete. Anne Bonny is the comrade of Mary Read Type. It has the same proportions and nearly the same OpenType-Features. It is a Bodoni-inspired typeface with a sweet and female touch. You can choose between the swashes-feature, initials, final letters, many ligatures and ornaments.
Letter.2, the 2nd type design competition organized by the Association Typographique Internationale, is open for submissions until August 15. All type designs finalized between August 2001 and August 2011 are eligible for entering this contest. The jury will meet in Buenos Aires in October 2011 and will make a selection of winning entries based on their design excellence. The winning designs will be exhibited at the 2012 ATypI conference.
Communication Arts has announced their second Typography Competition, with entries due September 9, 2011.
Congratulations to Richard, Erik and Tiffany for their roles in the jury of this year's show:
Richard Kegler, founder/lead designer, P22 type foundry, Buffalo, NY
Erik Spiekermann, creative director/managing partner, Edenspiekermann, Berlin, Germany
Tiffany Wardle, typographer/graphic designer, Typegirl, San Jose, CA
Thinking about entering? All the information can be found here: http://www.commarts.com/competitions/typography.html
We are happy to announce that Nitti has been updated to version 3.0. The major change in this new version is the addition of monotonic Greek.
Also some optimisations, such as a redrawn ampersand and a more distinctive zero, have been included after feedback from users of iA Writer, the popular new text editor on iPad and OS X.
Monotype Imaging Debuts New Program that Gives Design Agencies Free Access to Fonts.com Web Fonts
Design Agencies Can Now Use Monotype Imaging's Complete Web Font Collection at No Cost for Building Comps
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has introduced an exclusive program for design agencies that provides free access to Monotype Imaging's entire collection of Web fonts when designing comp sites for clients. The Fonts.com Web Fonts agency program, the first of its kind, helps agencies avoid the risk of investing in fonts before a client accepts the proposed designs.
We are proud to announce the release of a new Koziupa & Paul font.
Coche is a different kind of work from Koziupa and Paul. It is a connected script with a strong corporate feeling that aims to fill a gap in modern product branding. Coche means automobile, and one can easily envision a car's logo set with this font. Coche comes loaded with alternates and a complete set of small caps that nicely complement the caps and lowercase.
Monotype Imaging Announces the Second Annual Web Font Awards
International Competition Recognizes Designers and Websites that Effectively Integrate Web Fonts in Design
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has launched the Web Font Awards website to kick off the second annual competition. Co-presented by U.K.-based Carsonified, an event producer for the Web design and development community, the Web Font Awards is an international contest that recognizes exceptional use of Web fonts in website design. The 2011 call for entries is expected to be announced next month.
Monotype Imaging Announces the Rotis II Sans Typeface Family
New Addition to Fonts.com Extends the Versatility of the Classic Rotis Design
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released new fonts that expand the Rotis® suite of typefaces, one of the company's best-selling designs. The 14-font Rotis II Sans family, the latest addition to the Monotype® collection and available from Fonts.com, introduces improvements that extend the versatility of the original Rotis design.