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Communication Arts Typography Competition

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:

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New Bold Monday release: Nitti 3.0

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 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 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.

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Coche // New Sudtipos Release

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 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, introduces improvements that extend the versatility of the original Rotis design.

Los Lana Pro is a handmade display typeface. Unlike other font families, this type has not a modular structure, that is, each character has been individually designed. The coherence of structure elements across different characters is given by irregular strokes. This curveless typeface is perceived as being curved because of its straight lines, which form different-size angles.

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.

Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) is pleased to offer the members of the Type Directors Club (TDC) a special discounted rate for registration for its conference in Reykjavík (14–18 September 2011).

Improved Text Handling and Visual Effects Library among New Features for Speeding GUI Development

Monotype Imaging, a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has launched version 2.6 of its SpectraWorks™ graphical user interface solution, a suite of tools for creating embedded GUIs quickly and inexpensively for consumer electronics devices such as printer control panels, handheld devices and household appliances.

“Developers can quickly integrate popular UI effects without having to build them from scratch, saving valuable time and resources. Text support, already a strong component of our technology, is now even stronger and more flexible with the addition of rich-text format widgets.”


George E. Thompson
No Bodoni Typography
phone: 773-934-2647

No Bodoni Typography releases the TinmanPro OpenType font family

Glenview, Illinois July 11, 2011

George E. Thompson, chief designer and dishwasher for No Bodoni Typography has completed the company’s first OpenType font family, TinmanPro.

As many of you know, our newly established print workshop has been running very successfully for six months now.

We have new workshops being added all the time, so do let us know if you’d like to sign up to receive updates or book a place on any of the courses we are running.

At the moment we are excited to have a growing list of upcoming events planned, so here’s a quick summary of what we are up to. (More details on each of the courses can be found on the Print Workshop website:

More classes in bookbinding and calligraphy are soon to be added to the list!

Summer school - Three full days of intensive letterpress learning
11, 12 and 13 July
18, 19 and 20 July
Sessions run 11:00am–6:00pm (lunch break 1.00–2.00pm)

Gerard Unger’s New Additions to the Linotype Library Combine Ancient and 20th Century Inspiration

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has added the Vesta™ and Big Vesta typeface families to the company’s Linotype® collection. Created by award-winning typeface designer, Gerard Unger, and inspired by lettering from the republican period of ancient Rome, the 28 Vesta typefaces are available from for use in a wide range of 21st-century applications, from print to website design.

The Type Directors Club has just posted the first announcement of its annual type design competition, TDC² 2012. The jury, chaired by Maxim Zhukov, includes Roger Black, Matthew Carter, Paul Shaw, and Erik Spiekermann. The deadline for submission is Friday, 16 December 2011.

Alcalá is based on the document “Biblia poliglota complutense”, aka Bible polyglotte d'Alcalá.
It was the first edition of a complete polyglot Bible, as well as the first printed version of New Testament in Greek, the Seventy and Targoum Onkelos. Conceived between 1502 and 1517, it was thought, financed and largely by cardinal Francisco Gimenez de Cisneros.
The first drawings go back to 1995. A second version was started in 2011 in order to answer the ordering of a publisher to compose a Bible based on the translation revised of J. N. Darby in French and Madagascan. Drawings are optimized for uses in small sizes.

Letter.2 announces extension of early bird discount

Buenos Aires (20 June, 2011) – The Letter.2 type design competition has announced that the deadline for its discounted submission rate will be extended by two weeks. Submission entry codes can be purchased at $15 (US Dollars) until Monday 4 July, 2011, whereas after this date the price of each entry will be $25 (US Dollars).

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ISType 2011, September 11-14, 2011

Come and join ISType 2011 in Istanbul! September 11-14, 2011

We are pleased to announce that is launched and works fine on iPhone and Android as well.

ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), conceived by Onur Yazıcıgil (Sabancı University) and Alessandro Segalini (Izmir University of Economics), is a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey.

Reserve your spot today online at

Follow the Brand Perfect Tour conversation on Twitter - @brandperfect – and on Facebook here

FontExplorer X Pro version 2.2 for Windows Debuts

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, and its subsidiary, Linotype GmbH, have launched their award-winning FontExplorer® X Pro font management solution for standalone Microsoft® Windows® platforms. FontExplorer X Pro version 2.2 for Windows is available at

Celebrating tomorrow's typographic stars

The International Society of Typographic Designers [ISTD] hosted its annual Student Assessment awards evening at the Design Museum, London on Friday 17 June.

The museum provided an appropriate setting to introduce this year's cohort of elite graphic design students from the UK and Europe to their new-found professional qualification, including a private viewing of the acclaimed exhibition 'Wim Crouwel, a Graphic Odyssey'.

Join Monotype Imaging in Chicago for Three Typography Sessions at the HOW Design Live and In-HOWse Conferences

The HOW Design Live Conference, a mega-gathering of thousands of designers, freelancers, in-house managers and packaging designers, begins June 24 in Chicago. If you’re attending, see our Web Fonts service in action at our booth (212) and the latest version of our FontExplorer X® font management tool. Sunday, June 26, will be a busy day for us. We’ll be presenting three sessions between the HOW Design Live and InHOWse Managers Conferences:

Guadalupe, from the family of classic Didots. Is a high performance font, with a great set of alternates & swashes. Carefully refined in details, specially suited for fashion magazines, logotypes & luxury contexts. With a range of two different terminal versions; “Regular” a classic roman typeface and “Gota” much more expressive for word setting.

Designed by Daniel Hernández

P22 Casual Script Pro is a flexible OpenType font based on mid-20th Century hand drawn advertising lettering scripts. As an alternate to thicker casual script styles, this free-flowing thin brush style is evocative of vintage product advertisements and packaging lettering and is highly suitable for a retro flavor.

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