Monthly Archives: February 2014

FontShop Friday Five: TYPO Schedule Announced

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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.

Buyer’s Guide
Theresa brings us another Buyer’s Guide on the blog. This week she highlights HVD Fonts EULA.

Two is Better than One
David Sudweeks analyzes the pairing of two favorites, Frank Grießhammer’s FF Quixo and Mark van Bronkhorst’s Solano Gothic in his latest installment of Great Pairs.

TYPO Speaker Schedule Announced!
The TYPO San Francisco schedule has been released! Take a look at the most recent newsletter and start planning now! And don’t forget, ticket prices increase tomorrow, March 1.

Remembrance
Yves Peters remembers Mike Parker on the FontFeed.

New Fonts
Once again, we bring you the newest of the new in terms of fonts at FontShop. Check out all the great designs from foundries like Comicraft, Dalton Maag and much more.

Friday Five Fonts: Penna by DSType and Altis by Typolar

FF Quixo and MVB Solano Gothic

Today we take a look at the interaction between a couple of recent favorites of mine, Frank Grießhammer’s FF Quixo and Mark van Bronkhorst’s Solano Gothic.
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To those who know its creator, FF Quixo is an autobiographical work—a serious piece of design that doesn’t take itself so seriously it fears a public perception of goofiness. The face achieves a nice texture both on the micro and macro level with a neat, quite carefully orchestrated, yet not-too-careful-looking speedball lettering approach. At size, FF Quixo’s text weight reads like a slightly upped-contrast Clarendon. MVB Solano Gothic stands in striking contrast, a set of two architectural-lettering–inspired alphabets that capture well the feel of American public building signage from, say, 1960. Drawn initially as a single style, caps-only typeface, the design was expanded to include a lowercase and small caps, in a range of weights, both in regular and Retro variants. The generous all-cap spacing seen below is activated via OpenType’s case feature, All caps, or by using the dedicated Caps font singles.

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The characteristic held in common by each is that it’s a current reinterpretation of an old familiar standard. And to me, what makes the pair, is the particularly visible wink at the audience from the vantage point of the faces’ sources. Both evidently designs contemporary to the here and now, they stand as reminders that those draftsmen, letterers, and type designers who came before us also were confronted with the same challenges of form that we face today, and that they humbly achieved greatness through the same sensitivity to form that great work has always required.

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I just as well add that FF Quixo has a fantastic set of dingbats, and that Solano Gothic sets short bits of copy just fine. To end, the below example shows what happens when you convert the eszett or German double s ligature, ß, to all caps—it becomes SS (as it should). Though recent attempts have been made to establish the validity of a capital German double s ligature, our two type designers in question today remain firmly opposed to such a step. That’s why I find it an act of supreme humility that Frank Grießhammer includes in FF Quixo the character in both cap and small cap form. He does exile the two to the glyph palette, with neither discretionary ligature nor stylistic alternate / stylistic set access by way of OpenType.

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That’s all. Great Pairs continues here Wednesday.

New Fonts This Week

Dalton Maag

Prometo, webfonts included

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As marked, Prometo (above) and Soleto (below) are going for half off for the first 48 hours. That gives you until 09:00 UTC on February 27th when this offer expires.

Soleto, webfonts included

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Liebe Fonts

Liebe Doris, webfonts available

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Typejockeys

Carabelle, webfonts available

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Freude, webfonts available

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Sauber Script, webfonts available

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Emtype

Shentox

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FONTYOU

Vicomte FY, webfonts available

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Comicraft

Kill Joy, webfonts available / Kill Switch, webfonts available / Kill Zone, webfonts available

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Onomatopedia, webfonts available

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Continuing Promotions

Supernett cn Family by FaceType50% off until 27 February

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

Lalola by Type-O-Tones20% off until 28 February

Schwager Sans Family and Schwager Sans Family Web by Latinotype75% off until 2 March

Evergreen by Sudtipos30% off until 2 March

All Typefolio30% off until 5 March

Australis Swash Pro family by Latinotype - 50% off until 17 March

Ride my Bike Serif Pro family and Essential family by Latinotype70% off until 17 March

Nitti Grotesk by Bold Monday30% off until 30 April


Want detailed showing of new fonts straight to your inbox? Make sure you’re receiving them in your inbox. They may be getting lost in the Gmail promotions section. If you use Gmail then you can drag and drop the FontShop Newsletter from your Promotions Tab to your Primary Tab.

Buyer’s Guide: HVD Fonts EULA

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Founded by Hannes Von Döhren in 2002, HVD Fonts is based in Berlin, Germany and provides high quality fonts. With a collection that has seen a recent rapid growth, the foundry has created a solid foundation of original families in various styles. Check out Brandon Grotesque, Diamonds, and Livory on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 users in 1 location.
  • You can embed the font in a non-editable document, application, or device as a rasterized representation of the font software, or as a subset that allows only viewing and printing.

Restrictions

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

See HVD Fonts 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 ARS Type.

FontShop Friday Five: Renovations

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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.

7 Weeks Until TYPO
Haven’t purchased your ticket yet to TYPO San Francisco? Well you probably should! Ticket sales will increase March 1 and WILL sell out this year. Save $100 and get yours today! Take a peek at who’s opening and closing each day on the blog.

Upgrade!
Our product pages got a little revamping and are now easier to test, view and find related styles within a family.

Brand Spank’n New
Lots of new designs this week from foundries like TypeTogether, FONTYOU, Alan Meeks & LatinoType! Plus a handful of continuing promotions.

For the Love of Type!
We have seen so much love and passion for your favorite typeface in this year’s Valentype! Congratulations to the winners!

Exclusives
In our most recent newsletter, we highlighted exclusives, two new foundries and a ton of new designs! Didn’t see it in your Gmail inbox? This may be why…Check your settings!

Friday Five fonts: Design System By Flat-it Type Foundry and FF Meta Serif By FontFont

TYPO San Francisco Updates

keycloseFontShop is happy to present the third TYPO San Francisco, April 10 & 11 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Can you believe it’s just seven weeks until TYPO is here? Watch your email next week for the full schedule, but read on for a peek at what the TYPO folk have got planned.

  • Maria Popova will open the conference on Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m.
  • Day one will end with the legendary Victor Moscoso interviewed by Norman Hathaway at 6 p.m.
  • Lisa Congdon kicks off the Friday mainstage lineup at 10 a.m. on April 11.
  • Closing out TYPO Rhythm, at 6p.m. Friday, will be Aaron Draplin.

View the complete list of speakers here.

Tickets increase in price on March 1! Don’t miss out on one of the best deals in design. Register today.

New Fonts This Week

Alverata by TypeTogether

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Ennio FY by FONTYOU, Webfont Available

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Kraaken FY by FONTYOU, Webfont Available

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Minuit FY by FONTYOU, Webfont Available

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Australis Swash by Latinotype

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Ride my Bike Serif by Latinotype

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Falcon Script by Alan Meeks, Webfont Available

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Spartacus by Alan Meeks, Webfont Available

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Continuing Promotions

Arquitecta by Latinotype85% off until 21 February

Adria Grotesk by FaceType90% off until 21 February

Supernett cn Family by FaceType50% off until 27 February

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

Lalola by Type-O-Tones20% off until 28 February

Schwager Sans Family and Schwager Sans Family Web by Latinotype75% off until 2 March

Evergreen by Sudtipos30% off until 2 March

All Typefolio30% off until 5 March

Australis Swash Pro family by Latinotype - 50% off until 17 March

Ride my Bike Serif Pro family and Essential family by Latinotype70% off until 17 March

Nitti Grotesk by Bold Monday30% off until 30 April


Want detailed showing of new fonts straight to your inbox? Make sure you’re receiving them in your inbox. They may be getting lost in the Gmail promotions section. If you use Gmail then you can drag and drop the FontShop Newsletter from your Promotions Tab to your Primary Tab.

Buyer’s Guide: New Product Pages

Our product pages have changed. Now it’s easier to test, view, and find related styles within a family. Here two key features to be aware of and we’ll use Klavika by Process Type Foundry as an example.

The sample text tool bar is now under the Specimen tab. Preview short text in different sizes and colors!

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Buying Options allows you to see the available formats, included and related styles, plus the option to add multiple styles of a family to your cart.

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We’ll delve deeper into the new product page features in our next Buyer’s Guide. We hope you enjoy the new layout. If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Pinterested: Fontlympics

Pinterested: Fontlympics

The Winter Olympics are back in full swing!

Whether you’re a fan of figure skating. the bobsled or the exciting sport of curling, we’ve got some fonts and images that are sure to win the gold in our newest Pinterest board, Fontlympics: Winter Edition.

Adriane and Brooklyn Samuels

Today we take a look at the pairing of Marconi Gomes Lima’s Adriane and Hans Samuelson’s Brooklyn Samuels.
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A recent expansion of the Brooklyn Samuels family gives us four new numbered widths from (if I were to name them) compressed to normal. Its unusual constructions and softened corners create a casual and inviting texture. Adriane’s strong Neoclassical core gives it the ability to play it straight, though its lively gestures serve as a strong unifier.

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The two create a nice cohesive relationship. Brooklyn Samuels irons out much of the bounce in Adriane, and gives its eccentric italic and swash forms license to relax and be themselves. The text preceding No. 4 above is tracked open slightly to allow its setting of a short passage at a smaller size.

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That’s it. Great Pairs continues here Wednesday.

Buyer’s Guide: PsyOps Type Foundry EULA

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Launched in 1995, PSY/OPS was built on providing solid customer support and collaborative opportunities with other designers around the world. The foundry creates typefaces for tech giants, manufacturers, game developers, print publishers and more. Their collection of unique typefaces has steadily grown throughout the years to create an eclectic library. Check out Harunami, Ruzena Antikva, and Oxtail on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 6 devices in 1 location.
  • Derivative works created by you with the PSY/OPS font software is subject to the terms and conditions of the original EULA.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font without an additional license.

See PsyOps 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 HVD Fonts.

FontShop Friday Five: Hidden Gems

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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.

Get Your Font News Now!
Not seeing your favorite FontShop newsletter in your inbox lately? Make sure they aren’t hiding out in your “Promotions” tab in your Gmail account. Theresa gives a step-by-step instruction on how to go about fixing it in this week’s Buyer’s Guide.

TYPO Rhythm
Have you purchased your ticket to TYPO San Francisco yet? Don’t miss out on all the great speakers! Tickets WILL sell out this year!

New Fonts this Week
Some great new additions to FontShop this week! See all the great designs from foundries such as FONTYOU, Bold Monday, and new foundry Fatype.

Spiff Up Your Site With Webfonter
Need to test-drive a few fonts on your website? Use Webfonter to preview over 1,000 FontShop webfonts in your design.

Valentine Inspiration & Prizes
The day of flowers and chocolates is quickly approaching! Have you made your sweetheart a gift that will make them swoon? If not, then check out our Pinterest boards You’re The Type For Me & Love at First Type to feel the love and inspiration.

Also, Valentype is here! Yves gives you an opportunity to declare your love for a typeface on The FontFeed and win official single license to four weights/styles. Time to get creative and proclaim your everlasting fondness for a typeface. Contest ends February 14.

Friday Five Fonts: Monroe by Sudtipos and P22 Casual Script by IHOF

New Fonts This Week

New FoundryFatype
Adam by Fatype

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Adam Cut by Fatype

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Aleksei by Fatype

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Baton by Fatype

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U8 by Fatype

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New Fonts

Nitti Grotesk by BoldMonday

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Neuvos by Typolar

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Metronic Slab by Mostardesign Studio

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Black Moon by FONTYOU, Webfonts available

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Zitrone by FONTYOU, Webfonts available

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Schwager Sans by Latinotype, Webfonts available

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Adria Grotesk by FaceType, Webfonts available

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Continuing Promotions

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

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

Schwager Sans Family and Schwager Sans Family Web by Latinotype75% off until 2 March

Evergreen by Sudtipos30% off until 2 March

All Typefolio30% off until 5 March

Nitti Grotesk by Bold Monday30% off until 30 April


Want detailed showing of new fonts straight to your inbox? Make sure you’re receiving them in your inbox. They may be getting lost in the Gmail promotions section. If you use Gmail then you can drag and drop the FontShop Newsletter from your Promotions Tab to your Primary Tab.

Buyer’s Guide: Don’t Miss the Next FontShop Newsletter

Need typographic inspiration? Make sure you’re receiving the FontShop Newsletter in your inbox. If you use Gmail, then you may see your messages separated into three categories: Primary, Social, and Promotions.

To make sure that you never miss out on New Fonts, Website Features, or TYPO SF news from the experts you trust just update your inbox setting using the tips below.

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Click on the Promotion tab and right-click on any FontShop message. Then select ‘Move to tab ▶ Primary’

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Or you can drag and drop any FontShop message to the Primary Tab.

Don’t miss our next Newsletter, its full of great typefaces and promotions.

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