Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pinterested: You’re The Type For Me!


Pinterested: You're The Type For Me!

Do you feel that? Love is in the air and we’ve got a pitter-patter in our hearts for some fonts!

Check out our Pinterest board You’re The Type For Me!
to feel the love and inspire you to create the perfect Valentine!

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New Fonts This Week

New FoundryBureau Roffa
Proza by Bureau Roffa
Free Weight Regular

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Supernett cn by FaceType
Webfont Available / Free Weight Light

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Booster Next FY by FONTYOU

New Fonts 2014 Week 4 _2014 Week 4 -  Booster Next

Paname FY by FONTYOU

New Fonts 2014 Week 4 _2014 Week 4 -  Paname

Nomada by Tipografies

New Fonts 2014 Week 4 _2014 Week 4 -  Nomada

P22 Coda by IHOF

New Fonts 2014 Week 4 _2014 Week 4 -  P22 Coda

P22 Mai by IHOF

New Fonts 2014 Week 4 _2014 Week 4 -  P22 Mai

P22 Vale by IHOF

New Fonts 2014 Week 4_2014 Week 4 - P22 Vale

Evergreen by Sudtipos

New Fonts 2014 Week 4 _2014 Week 4 -  Evergreen

Sutro Deluxe by  Parkinson Type Design

New Fonts 2014 Week 4 _2014 Week 4 -  Sutro Deluxe


Continuing Promotions

Pilcrow and Pilcrow Soft by Indian Type Foundry50% off until 31 January

Pancetta Serif Pro by Mint Type80% off until 31 January

Pancetta Serif Web by Mint Type80% off until 31 January

Ganache by Latinotype30% off until 14 February

Estandar by Latinotype61% off until 14 February

Arquitecta by Latinotype85% off until 21 February

Adria Grotesk by FaceType90% off until 21 February

Supernett cn Family by FaceType50% off until 27 February

Select Families Squirrel, Saya, Maryleen, Brixton, Achille, Booster Next, Younion, and Vidok by FONTYOU50%-85% off until 28 February

Evergreen by Sudtipos30% off until 2 March


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Buyer’s Guide: typographies.fr EULA

TFCreated in 2008, typographies.fr is an award-winning French type foundry. Check out Cadence, Chapitre, and Colvert on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 computers in 1 location.
  • You can use the fonts for personal use.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.

See typographies.fr EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is PsyOps Type Foundry.

FontShop Friday Five: Picks and Pins

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We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

New New New!
Lots of great new fonts this week! We’re also excited to welcome two new foundries to FontShop. Check out the great designs from LudwigType and Typefolio!

Staff Picks
Our type experts pick their favorites to share with you every month! This month, we have some great picks from Hamilton Wood Type and Laura Worthington.

Feel the Rhythm
Wondering what the pulse is of the design community? Mark your calendars for TYPO San Francisco Rhythm, presented by FontShop, this April. 

Buyer’s Guide
This week, Theresa explains the highlights of Japan based foundry, Flat-It Type Foundry EULA.

Pinterested
Having the typographic inspiration blues? Take a peek at our Pinterest page to get those ideas flowing!

Friday Five Fonts: FF Legato by FontFont and Justus by URW

Parkinson Electra and Metro Nova

Let’s look at the pairing of two successful Dwiggins revivals today, Jim Parkinson’s Parkinson Electra and Toshi Omagari’s Metro Nova.
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William Addison Dwiggins’s work is marked with a distinctive American voice, and in its forms, an intense preoccupation with detail, a push to ever hold the reader’s attention with an enlivening texture. Both faces exhibit a certain fanciful approach to lettermaking that favors innovation over convention. Note how the serifed face below, Electra, compromises the construction of its lowercase g without sacrificing in the least its stateliness or legibility. Metro gets a similar clickety-clack rhythm from its varied gestural axes and terminal angles.

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That’s it. Great Pairs continues here Wednesday.

 

New Fonts This Week

New FoundryLudwigType
Augustin by LudwigType

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Daisy by LudwigType

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Helsinki by LudwigType

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Marat by LudwigType

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Marat Sans by LudwigType

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New FoundryTypefolio
Adriane by Typefolio
Lux, Swash, Text

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Petala by Typefolio

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Adria Grotesk by FaceType

cw3_adria_grot

Arquitecta by Latinotype

cw3_arq

Vtg Stencil US No. 72 by Astype

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Continuing Promotions

All Politica products by Sudtipos50% off until 26 January

Pilcrow and Pilcrow Soft by Indian Type Foundry50% off until 31 January

Ganache by Latinotype30% off until 14 February

Estandar by Latinotype61% off until 14 February

Pancetta Serif Pro by Mint Type80% off until 31 January

Pancetta Serif Web by Mint Type80% off until 31 January

Arquitecta by Latinotype85% off until 21 February

Adria Grotesk by FaceType90% off until 21 February

Buyer’s Guide: Flat-It Type Foundry EULA

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Based in Japan, Flat-It Type Foundry offers script, retro, modern and experimental fonts. Check out Diamond RingShiva, Dharma Gothic and Dharma Slab on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 computers within the same company or household.
  • You can create a secured non-editable PDF for non-commercial use.
  • You may provide the use of the fonts to a third party working on your behalf only if they use the font exclusively for your work, agree to all terms of license, and retain no copies of the font when the work is completed.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.

See Flat-It Type Foundry EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is typographies.fr.

FontShop Friday Five: Goodies Galore

fridayfive-030We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

EULA Highlights
Once again, Theresa discusses the basics of NeubauLaden EULA‘s from this week’s Buyer’s Guide.

Get Pinterested
For ideas and inspirations for all things typography, check out our Pinterest boards.

New Fonts for a New Year
After a brief hiatus, tons of new fonts have arrived! Plus a great list of continuing promotions.

Start Spreadin’ the News
Have you seen our most recent newsletter? The first one of the year is filled with tons of great new releases. Sign up to receive typography news every other Wednesday!

On the FontFeed
Yves brings back Fonts In Use with Communication Arts Typography Annual 4 on the FontFeed.

Friday Five Fonts: Miss Lankfort by Sudtipos and Filmotype Horizon by Filmotype

Crafting Type passes through San Francisco

If this time last week you were to ask me how one goes about teaching the fundamentals of type design to beginners, (and do it in three days), I’d say it can’t be done. It’s too complex of a topic. There are too many prerequisites.

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So when friend and type designer Eben Sorkin raised the question of FontShop hosting one of these weekend workshops at our San Francisco office, of course I said yes; if only to make time for the two of us to catch up. I should also admit that my curiosity as to how one of these events would play out was a big motivator.

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Eben walks one of the Crafting Type attendees through some examples of how a typeface’s formal characteristics serve in giving it a particular personality.

Things got off to a good start Friday morning with a sketching exercise designed to let a few letters materialize together, starting very loose, progressing toward dark, carefully delineated forms. The multiple-pass process—lightly sketching out an idea with a pencil, no contours at first, stopping and observing, adding another layer of pencil, reevaluating and making changes as necessary, building up another layer, and finally drawing and filling the contours—allowed for major and then finer adjustments and corrections to take place gradually. We followed this process all the way through a few times, each time laying out our work, making observations as a class, and adding on a few more letters.

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Throughout the workshop, Eben, and two additional teachers, Vernon Adams and later Dave Crossland punctuated supervised work time with short presentations on the subjects of letter theory, capitals, modularity in design, type personality, vector drawing, diacritics, etc.. They even invited me to give one on optical correction using material I had produced for an earlier student lecture. Near the end of Friday, everyone had prepared a brief they’d pursue over the next two days.

The first printouts came on Saturday morning after font composing software was finally finished installing on everyone’s machine, and each had their own first go of it. Saturday and Sunday were spent locking in the spacing of the control characters (the ones that determine the spacing for all the rest of the glyphs) and gradually adding more, testing and getting feedback along the way. It goes without saying that no one finished their project before time ran out on Sunday evening, but of course, finishing was never the point. In my estimation, the process of getting started alone has set these students miles ahead in their understanding of how type is used and produced.

One thing notably missing from this workshop was any real mention of open font licensing or libre software, (I guess I had expected it), the focus instead remaining fully on design principles and practical techniques. Before we all left for home, we familiarized the class with the best resources for getting help with their projects, whether through online discussion or in-person events, such as TypeCon or TYPO San Francisco. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed.

Bullen and Rhode Wide

Today’s pairing is Juliet Shen’s Bullen with David Berlow’s Rhode Wide.
Bullen-and-Rhode-Wide-1 Bullen-and-Rhode-Wide-2We’re really just looking at one small part of the larger Rhode family, which draws from American gothic wood type. Bullen is likewise an synthesis of several ATF faces, each chosen for its quirks. In spite of its quirks, Bullen produces an immensely readable result.
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Together, the pair is possessive of a kind of charm that comes from a carefully controlled clumsiness. Rhode Wide emphasizes Bullen’s economical fit.

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Great Pairs continues here next week.

Last Day for TYPO San Francisco Early Bird Tickets

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Don’t miss your chance to save $100 on two days of inspirational and memorable talks by the design world’s legends and luminaries. Early bird sales for TYPO San Francisco Rhythm, presented by FontShop, end at midnight (Pacific) tonight.

Join us April 10-11 at host sponsor, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, for an incredible line up and opportunities to mingle with over 700 design professionals, students and faculty. You will not want to miss this event!

Confirmed speakers include:

Confirmed 2014 Speakers:

2014 Facilitators:

Get your tickets at TYPOSF.com today!

New Fonts This Week

Estandar by Latinotype
Free Weight Regular

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Pancetta Serif by Mint Type
Webfonts Available / Free Weight Regular / Free Weight Italic

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Anago by Positype
anago
Clear Sans by Positype
Screen / Text
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Lust Script by Positype
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Macha by Positype
macha
Shameless by Positype
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Ganache by Laura Worthington
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Brixton FY by FONTYOU
Webfonts Available
brixton
Vanille FY by FONTYOU
Webfonts Available
vanille
Vidok FY by FONTYOU
Webfonts Available
vidok
Saya FY by FONTYOU
Webfonts Available
saya
Akhand by Indian Type Foundry
Free Display Products

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Saguna Gujarati by Indian Type Foundry

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Tatsam Bengali by Indian Type Foundry

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Continuing Promotions

Al Fresco Bold by Laura Worthington30% off until 21 January

Grota Rounded by Latinotype50% off until 22 January

All Politica products by Sudtipos50% off until 26 January

Pilcrow and Pilcrow Soft by Indian Type Foundry50% off until 31 January

Ganache by Latinotype30% off until 14 February

Estandar by Latinotype61% off until 14 February

Pancetta Serif Pro by Mint Type80% off until 31 January

Pancetta Serif Web by Mint Type80% off until 31 January

Buyer’s Guide: NeubauLaden EULA

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NeubauLaden works on commissions, developing design and typography for print, screen and space. Based in Berlin, Stefan Gandl formed Neubau in 2001. Check out NB Antiqua on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 3 users at 1 location.
  • You can create commercial and/or independent publication, electronic and/or print.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.

See NeubauLaden EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Flat-It.

FontShop Friday Five: Reboot

FridayFive0708Friday Five is back! We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder on Fridays of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

TYPO San Francisco
Have you purchased your ticket to TYPO Rhythm yet? Save $100 if you buy before January 15!

On the FontFeed
Yves Peters starts the year off with his Type of Music of recently released albums.

Buyer’s Guide
Theresa shares the basics of Letters from Sweden’s EULA this week on the blog.

FontShop Newsletters
Perk up your inbox with our bi-weekly newsletters!  We highlight new fonts and promotions every other Wednesday so make sure to sign-up today.

Reflecting on 2013
With 2013 behind us, we haven’t forgotten to keep our resolutions in mind. Check out our top Type Resolutions for 2013.

Friday Five Fonts:  Terital United by Letterbox and Salvo Sans Black by Font Bureau

FF Tisa and Pilcrow

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Bringing us a type palette with a subtle bounce today is the pairing of a long-held personal favorite, Mitja Miklavčič’s FF Tisa, and Satya Rajpurohit’s recently released Pilcrow. Though Satya’s work through his own Indian Type Foundry focuses mainly on Indic scripts such as Devanagari, Tamil, or Gurmukhi, his latest release demonstrates a developed understanding of the Latin alphabet, and a new perspective at the intersection of geometric and industrial gothic.

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Pilcrow offers enough structural reinforcement to complement well FF Tisa’s casual demeanor. Unifying the two is Pilcrow’s own playful take on what would otherwise be featureless curves and joins. This is particularly evident in the heavier weights of the blunted variant, Pilcrow Soft.

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As Tisa progresses in weight, the face advances from a relatively narrow fit to a comfortably wide stance.

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That’s all. Catch Great Pairs here each Wednesday.

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