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Mecanorma Collection

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Mecanorma was a French company and leading manufacture of instant lettering. The rub down lettering was manufactured by a Dutch company called Polyvroom BV. Around 1985 the company called Trip Productions took over Mecanorma and Polyvroom. In the following years Trip Productions BV developed digital fonts and produced the rub down lettering from Lisse in The Netherlands.

File Management

I'm organizing all the JPEGs I have of old type, adding tags as I go. The function that I'm trying to achieve is that through the filter function of Bridge be able to sort out the documents that contain the specific letters that I need so that I later can bring them into Illustrator and vectorize them.

To clarify, here is an example: Let's say I have a bunch of old woodtype samples, and I got the word Entertainment in one file and the word Literacy in another and Kong in the third. I need letters for the word ELK, and ointment. My current system is as follows that each tag is just for one letter. I.e E, n, t, e, r, a, i, m, (since Entertainment contains duplicates) and I've done this across all files.

Ampersand Conference

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Ampersand is a conference specifically focussing on web typography. It is held in the Brighton, UK and organised by Clearleft, a web design consultancy based in Brighton.

Ampersand is billed as:

An affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers & type enthusiasts.

The inaugural event will be held on Friday June 17th in the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Brighton, UK.

The line up will be:

  • Vincent Connare, creator of Comic Sans
  • Jon Tan, web designer at Analog & cofounder of Fontdeck
  • Jonathan Hoefler, president of Hoefler & Frere Jones
  • David Berlow, type designer & cofounder of The Font Bureau

Font Management — Best Practices

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Can anyone advise as to a "best practices" when managing the fonts on one's system?
I am going bonkers these days trying to manage all my typefaces. I use Linotype's Font Explorer, but it doesnt seem to do the job or i am doing something wrong. Of particular frustration is when running into multiple versions of one typeface (i.e. Futura — I have cuts from several different foundries and have to use them on different jobs, so i cant just trash the others— i turn them on and off as needed). And secondly, is there an alternative to Font Explorer? Do any of these Font Management Systems really beat all the others? Or are they all just the same? Which one is truly the BEST? Surely someone on Typophile can answer this?

SOTA

Indices : Organizations : Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA)

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and its admirers.

Veer

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Indices : Font Retailers : Veer

Veer provides visual elements for use in professional creative work, such as graphic design, motion design, advertising and filmmaking. Products include stock photography, illustration, maps, typefaces, and unique design-related merchandise. Products are showcased on the website veer.com and in regular direct-mail catalogs.