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Another newsletter and another CheapProFonts newcomer: David Kerkhoff is an up-and-coming type designer specializing in handmade and grungy written scripts - some of which are destined for our usual multilingual treatment.
Please enjoy this bunch of recently released quality fonts - all available at our usual low price of only $10 each! :)
Monotype Imaging Introduces the Camphor Typeface Family into the Monotype Collection
Classic British Typefaces from the 20th Century Provided Inspiration for Nick Job, Designer of Camphor
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has added the 12-font Camphor™ typeface family to the company's Monotype® collection. The new additions are now available from Monotype Imaging's Fonts.com, Linotype.com and ITCFonts.com stores. In addition, Camphor Web fonts are available from Fonts.com Web Fonts for website design.
Shady Characters is go!
I've just launched a website called Shady Characters looking at the stories behind some unusual marks of punctuation such as the pilcrow and the interrobang.
The first long post (about the early history of the pilcrow) has just gone up at http://www.shadycharacters.co.uk. You can follow the site on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shady-Characters/135325489866494) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/shadychars). The plan is to update it every week or two with new material, time permitting.
Please take a look, and don't hesitate to get in touch with comments, criticism or anything else!
With a vintage Selectric typewriter as his muse, Matthew Butterick set out to make a monospaced font that preserved the liveliness & comfortable readability of a proportional design. FB Alix was inspired by IBM’s Prestige, a ’50s stalwart, but features true cursive italics, not sloped variants. An OpenType set of proportional alternates allows for more conventional text fitting while retaining the classic typewriter look.
4 Styles: Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic
Rosetta Type Foundry (Press release)
Strong focus on multi-script typography
Brno, Czech Republic (February 2011) The new independent type foundry Rosetta released its website (www.rosettatype.com) and online store on January 2011. The foundry intends to provide typefaces for new and rapidly growing markets that require special language support for particular orthographies, languages and writing systems.
Rosetta was created by David Březina and the prolific duo responsible for the successful foundry TypeTogether (www.type-together.com), Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. The three Co-Founders are graduates of the University of Reading, which has a long standing tradition of research in non-latin typography.
You are looking for a contemporary upright script family?
Lignette Script is an elegant monoline font consisting of 535 glyps, with a wide range of languages covered (including greek) and 71 beautiful ligatures – please make sure to use applications that support OpenType features. Moreover Marcus Sterz created Lignette Deco to complete the graceful look with frames and ornaments.
Right now it is on special sale on MyFonts
Or visit our own website
Pincoya Black Pro is the new typeface of Latinotype designed by Daniel Hernández
Is a font based on the lettering of a poster from the Spanish Civil War and complemented with graphics developed in the Chilean Popular Unity during the seventies.Pincoya has a lot of alternate characters in Opentype format that provide multiple options when composing a text. It is an ideal source for high impact sentences for logotypes, magazine layouts, poster designs, etc.
For more info visit: http://www.emtype.net/Periodico_Text_Display_01.php
Pollen by Eduardo Berliner
This typeface finds a perfect balance between technical excellence, careful design of letter forms for extended reading, and a measured dose of charm and personality. Its informal feel allows for successfully typesetting a wide range of applications, from magazines and fiction books to advertising and websites.
For Immediate Release:
Alameda, CA- February 3rd, 2011
Delve Fonts presents Cortina, by Joachim Müller-Lancé.
Available now at: http://www.delvefonts.com/cortina.html
Serendipity often occurs in typefaces from the hand of international, award-winning type designer, Joachim Müller-Lancé. The design of Cortina was inspired by a small shape spotted by coincidence: a tiny triangular tab in a software panel that resembled a futuristic ‘A’. Like a tailor starting a suit from a button he found, Joachim developed the entire concept from this idea into a family of three styles: Cortina Base, Slate, and Plate. Each is modeled on the same conceptual form sharing proportions, but with different features.
Monotype Imaging Announces Winning Submissions from the Type Directors Club TDC2 2011 and TDC57 Competitions
Elegy and Palatino Sans Arabic Typefaces and the Fonts in Focus 7 Magazine Among Honorees
SUDTIPOS NEWS :: FEBRUARY 2011 :: DELIGHT SCRIPT
Delight Script is a fresh and original Angel Koziupa design that takes its cue from post-WWII advertising scripts.
Casual, bouncy and playful, this upright script is built and engineered by Alejandro Paul with tons of alternates that can make every word look like real hand lettering. It covers all Latin-based languages.
Applications are now being accepted for Type@Cooper Condensed. This program is an integrated intensive 5 week program with Sumner Stone, Sara Soskolne and Andy Clymer. The program runs from June 20 thru July 21 and is held at Cooper Union's campus in the East Village, Manhattan. The program will include lettering, typeface design, font production. Very special guests will come to teach workshops, lecture, and give critique including Ken Barber of House Industries. Application deadline for summer 2011 is February 28th. No more than 15 students will be chosen to attend. More information about the Condensed Program at http://coopertype.org/condensed/
Rockport Publishers would like to publish your best typographic work ranging from classic to expressive applications—in all media—in their upcoming book, Design Elements: Choosing and Using Type. Select projects will be presented in this full-color, 160-page publication.
To download the official call for entries, please go to:
The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2011.
Questions? Email author Kristin Cullen:
Intrigued by a certain freewheeling eclecticism found in ATF faces from the turn of the 20th century, Juliet Shen constructed her own unabashedly quirky homage. Vivid character lends distinction, creating a notably clear text performance, even at small sizes. Named for Henry Lewis Bullen, influential printer & ATF librarian, talented visionary & erstwhile rogue, the typeface Bullen is likewise both serious and offbeat; FB 2011
4 Styles: Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic
Bullen is available as OpenType fonts with tabular figures, arbitrary fractions, and extended language support.
I am a freelance design and lifestyle writer (charlotterivers.blogspot.com)... I am currently a new book about calligraphy and am looking for submissions from around the world.... Please get in touch if you work in this area and would like to submit your work, or please forward this post on to any friends / colleagues / contacts who you think might...
For more information or to submit work please contact me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
Carter Sans is Monotype Imaging’s Latest Addition to the ITC Collection by one of the World’s Premier Designers
WOBURN, Mass.--Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has introduced into its ITC® collection the latest typeface by the master typeface designer, Matthew Carter. The eight-font Carter Sans™ family can be licensed and downloaded from Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com and Linotype.com stores. Carter Sans is also available for website design from Fonts.com Web Fonts.
There is a job opening for a Font Administrator at the Penguin Group USA, based in New York. Below is a link to the information on their website and an overview of the requirements:
We are currently seeking a Font Administrator to support the design, marketing and managing editorial communities throughout the company by managing the processes for procurement, accessing and archiving all licensed fonts.
Specifically, the Font Administrator:
1. Negotiates agreements and interacts with our contracts department to ensure their compliance with our requirements.
2. Uploads and activates fonts on our corporate server and grants access as per the licensing agreements.
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
Full details: http://stbride.org/events
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.
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.