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In the course of the XIX th century, there were two countries that launched the new production of sans serif typefaces: England and Germany. The most famous German foundry was Liepzig-based Schelter und Giesecke which gave grotesk typefaces from 1825. Other German foundries like Berthod and Stempel will produce grotesks but at the end of the century.
The only references of S&G grotesks belonged to the last quarter of the XIX th century: Schelter Grotesk, Schlanke Grotesk, Breite Grotesk.
Designer Nick Curtis attempted to reproduce the style of these typefaces.
1. Is there any leads to pinpoint the very first German grotesks from 1825?
Monotype has become the exclusive distributor of more than 100 fonts from Sumner Stone of Stone Type Foundry Inc. Stone’s typefaces have earned an excellent reputation for quality and legibility for a wide range of uses, from books to display advertising. Along with lecturing, writing and teaching, Stone will be designing new typefaces that will become available through Monotype.
View Stone Type Foundry typefaces on Fonts.com - http://bit.ly/1iT4Cns
And read more about Stone Type Foundry typefaces – http://bit.ly/1kvCbHU
Language is a must,
please clean your book’s dust.
If you move like a snail,
you'll never end up on Yale.
Teach your mind to rewind,
never leave knowledge behind,
what should be defined,
is what you'll get as assigned.
More info at: http://www.tourdefonts.com/font-catalog/nervatica/
Available (or it will be soon) at:
“Kamenica” - named after a beautiful small mountain river in Serbia - is a font family containing 3 weights: Light, Regular and Bold.
The Kamenica river is only a few meters wide. Mostly shallow and cold, clear and green, it was the direct inspiration source for the creation of this condensed typeface. As our other typefaces, “Kamenica” also combines traditional shapes with modern forms, tall x-height and a collection of more than 300 glyphs.
Comparing the river with the font, we could say that letters are the fishes that lives in the Kamenica river and that the font weights are the seasons in which this river shows most of its own character.
Find out more at: http://www.tourdefonts.com/font-catalog/kamenica/
Introducing additional member of Brisko collection.
Brisko Display is alternate version of Brisko Sans Black.
Comes as single weight.
Available (or it will be soon) from:
Introducing sans serif family called Brisko Sans.
Contains Thin, Light, Regular, Bold, Black and matching Italics for all.
Bold and Bold Italics are available for free and could be downloaded from our website:
P.S. – Godfather of the typeface is Florian Hardwig who was kind enough to come up with really nice name!
Available (or it will be soon) from:
We are happy to announce start of our new website section called "WebSpecimen".
It should collect typefaces that we think they could be fully useful as webfonts. The idea is to show how an typeface acts in different layout situations, from body text to big titles.
About a year ago I changed from Windows to OSX. I had purchased several postcript and truetype fonts for Windows and needed up upgrade these to opentype versions. Fortunately, most of my purchased fonts were standard or pro opentype fonts.
I discovered some companies allow font upgrades and others do not. Adobe and Monotype do not (at least beyond 30 days, per their tech support). However Storm, Teff, HF&J and others do. I would prefer to purchase future typefaces from foundries that allow upgrades (for a price) rather than require complete repurchase of fonts. Does anyone have a list of foundries which do not forget about you after 30 days?
Having a conversation on twitter.
I responded asking them if it was inspired by the Dessau series of typefaces.
They responded “no.”
I was particularly interested in the similarities between the [&] and [a] in Dessau Pro Zukunft.
I’ll let you decide:
Introducing our latest font family called "Vezus".
Includes Light, Regular, Bold and Black weights.
Find out more on:
Available from (during the week in most of the shops):
As well as designing and developing typefaces for sale, we’re seeking opportunities for collaboration on type-based projects.
We love to talk about type so don’t be shy! Get in touch at email@example.com
Follow us on Twitter @typgrp
I was wondering, if a foundry demands to buy my font I'm going to be like, "Hell no."
I want to own the copyright. But why will they want to work with me to finalize the development of the font, if they will only have the right to sell it for a few years? They must figure that I will be taking my font with me and leaving at some point if I am only licensing the font to them. Is there really a lot in it for them to put their resources and energy into helping me finish it, if they figure (and figure right most likely) that I will leave them and take it with me at some point, if I can - Jeremy Tankard style?
If a foundry asks you to send them the font (the actual .otf file) before you have signed a contract with them, how can you be sure that they won't just outright steal it from you and claim they did it? You did all of (or at least most) the work for them already, after all. What if they ask for the FontLab file? I'm kind of leery about handing that over to someone, even if they are supposed to be reputable, before they've signed anything.
It doesn't have to be a contract, but is there some kind of document that I can ask them to sign first, that will protect me?
On 7th May, we'll make small internal celebration for our 3rd birthday since we published our first font family under our label – Tour de Force Font Foundry.
We would like you to suggest one our font family that you'd like to see with discount 50% off!
The list of font families can be found here:
Place your vote on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/tourdefonts) until 4th May, we'll count them all and choose the one most voted and make it available for the 7th May only.
We'd like to thank all nice people we met (mostly online), experiences they shared, things we learned and all our old and new customers.
Emboss Fonts creates highly personalized fonts for the Mac & PC, Stephen Boss (owner) has been designing fonts since the Mid Nineties. In addition to designing fonts for distribution, he consults on custom corporate projects. The foundry currently has several new designs in queue.
Centim is contemporary sans with sharp top endings of stems that give a bit technical charm to typeface. With a squarish look, it can be used widely in all modern publications or become a part of an corporate identity. In smaller sizes, Centim offers good readability due to its simple and good balanced lines.
Centim is available in Regular and Bold weights, as an ideal high-contrasted combination where all characteristics of the typeface are purely effective.
Centim is the archaic Serbian word for Centimeter, a word that was mostly used in tailoring during XIX and XX century.
My son, a recent transplant to Portland OR, alerted his type-geek dad to the C.C. Stern Type Foundry, a volunteer-run working museum, offering public programs to preserve the craft of type casting, and to educate and inspire a new generation of printers and students of printing history.
Here are some photos he took at their open house on March 26, 2011:
I'm a thesis student at OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto, Canada, and I'm trying to start up a typeface foundry at our school called Xheight.
The foundry will promote, nurture and distribute student typeface design through the web. There's also a printed annual component.
Please help my research out by doing the survey at www.xheight.org ! Suggestions are much appreciated as well :D Thanks!
My David Thometz Design original digital typeface designs were spotlighted in an article by Allison Rupp in the Knoxville News Sentinel Monday, Feb. 28, along with the work of amazing fellow East Tennessee designers Jeremy Dooley of Chattanooga and Timothy Lyle of Knoxville:
David Thometz Design
987 Simerly Creek Rd
Hampton, TN 37658-3627
Facebook: David Thometz
Facebook Group: David Thometz Design
Finally got around to registering for an account. I've just got a quick question:
Has anyone bought fonts from Sick Capital before. I paid for a font yesterday morning through paypal, and I still haven't received anything yet. No link to download a font etc.
Any help or maybe one of the Sick Capital people are on here. If so process my payment! I need this font pretty quickly!
I need to license the font "Deadgetty." Anyone know what foundry/creator did this? Thanks!
I have not seen the info here yet, so I just wanted to let you know that a new French foundry launched last week (I am not related to the foundry - I just rather like the concept and the fonts): the Bureau des Affaires Typographiques. You can find all info in English here:
IMVHO I think Acier (a revival of Cassandre's type by Jean-Baptiste Levée) will be of interest to many of you since I have seen it (or a closely related character) used in a number of vintage London Underground font.
I recently became aware of the Ri-Xing Letter Casting Firm (日星鑄字行), what must be one of the last remaining traditional Chinese typefoundries in the world.
You can read a bit about them in English at this blog, from where the above photos were lifted.
There is an effort underway to preserve and digitize many of the designs. The foundry is located in Taipei, and welcomes visitors and volunteers.
Their blog (in Chinese) is here: http://rixingtypography.blogspot.com/