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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.
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.
Meet the informal cousin of the popular FF Mister K family:
FF Mister K Informal
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.”
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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: http://printworkshop.stbridefoundation.org/)
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 Fonts.com for use in a wide range of 21st-century applications, from print to website design.
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).
Come and join ISType 2011 in Istanbul! September 11-14, 2011
We are pleased to announce that ISType.com 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.
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 www.fontexplorerx.com.
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'.
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 Fonts.com 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.
Poem Script is a mixed collection of interpretations conjuring a late nineteenth century American pen script style. Though not an actual Italian letterform, this style was called "Italian Alphabet" stemming from an old penman's term for an alphabet where the stress or shades are opposite their normal placement. The American variant followed from the late eighteenth century British hand also confusingly called "Italian Hand," which itself evolved from some seventeenth century French batarde scripts.
i have launched version type foundry - http://www.versiontypefoundry.com/. version type foundry is a new york city based type foundry & custom type service based in new york city founded in 2010 by justin thomas kay. justin is a creative director and graphic designer with a strong focus in creating work based on basic explorations of shape, color and typography. he was chosen as one of the 50 young guns for 2008 by the art directors club of new york city. currently justin is creative director of FADER magazine & media group and freelances for various clients out of his studio in new york city.
right now i have one release thats been in the pipeline for quite a few years, finally got around to wrapping it up and putting it out into the wild. more to come!
Monotype Imaging Adds Omnibus, Emboss and Tour de Force Collections Plus Over 500 Fonts to Fonts.com Web Fonts
Selections from a Variety of Foundries Expand Diversity of Web Font Offering, Now at 11,000+ Fonts
Monotype Imaging, a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has introduced more than 500 Web fonts to its Fonts.com Web Fonts offering, now featuring more than 11,000 Web fonts. New fonts include selections from three type foundries recently added to Fonts.com Web Fonts: Omnibus, Emboss Fonts and the Tour de Force Font Foundry.
Altered Ego Fonts announces the release of AE Prosperity, the first original script typeface released by Altered Ego®.
Originally commissioned in 2003, AE Prosperity (the typeface) is named after the schooner Prosperity, that sailed the high seas in 1779. The ship was granted a Letter of Marque to become an auxiliary of the navy by a young continental congress. Wıth 6 guns & at twenty tons, she sailed for patriotism and profit. The schooner Prosperity was captained by Joseph Sooy, an ancestor of Brian Sooy, the principal designer of Altered Ego Fonts.