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FontShop Friday Five: Postcards & Big News!

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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.

 

FontShop Joins Monotype

This past week, FontShop experienced  a groundbreaking day in our 25 year history, the most important one since our formation. The US typeface company Monotype just announced that they have acquired FontShop and the FontFont library. With the acquisition, in addition to a contemporary typeface library, Monotype gains new customer groups, popular marketing tools and channels as well as a second foothold in the German market, which the group assesses as one of the most vital font markets. “Monotype’s global reach, financial strength and passion for type, combined with FontShop’s complementary typeface expertise, industry relationships and premier typeface collection, is expected to strengthen Monotype’s ability to serve global markets and deliver high-quality, branded experiences across every screen, platform or media property” says the press release published this week.

To read more on the acquisition, visit The FontFeed or in a detailed press release..

New Fonts

Brand new fonts from FONTYOU, Parkinson Type Design, Typolar, TypeTogether and Bold Monday. Plus continuing promotions from Mostardesign Studio, LiebeFonts and Sudtipos!

Buyer’s Guide: Castle Type

Out sales and support team highlights the rights and restrictions of Castle Type’s EULA in this week’s Buyer’s Guide.

Great Pairs

Read all about  Valentin Brustaux’s Tiina with Tomas Brousil’s Monopol in David Sudweeks’ weekly installment of Great Pairs.

Postcard Scripts!

It’s summer. Everybody’s out seeing the world, hitting the trails, moving slowly past glass cases in museums, driving to the coast, always snapping photos—and if you’re like us, picking up postcards at the giftshop or gas station along the way. Check out our top 3 postcard scripts featured in the most recent newsletter!

 

 

 

 

Friday Five Fonts: Century Expanded also featured in Using Type.

Pinterested: The Final Font-ier

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Beam me up, Scotty! Our newest Pinterest board includes typefaces used for the television series and movies of the science fiction cult phenomenon Star Trek over the years. You can read more about the typography of the latest “Star Trek” films on the FontFeed. Fontlist curated by Yves Peters.

FontShop Friday Five: Summer Fontbuster

 

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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.

Families to Collect
Walk with us through a few font families with recent and not–so–recent additions you might consider picking up, just to round out the collection. View families such as FF GoodBrandon Grotesque, and Kulturista / Idealista / Nudista in our most recent newsletter.

Great Pairs
This week, David pairs up two typefaces, JAF Lapture from Just Another Foundry and Geogrotesque Stencil from Emtype. Check out his latest installment of Great Pairs.

Fontbuster
Just announced on the FontFeed, a fun new game, Fontbuster that will run through summer. Share your best and most original creations through the Tryout feature, and we will publish them! You can get all of the details here.

Buyer’s Guide: Promos!
We’ve made a little update to our family pages where the promo price is now listed! No promo codes needed here. We want to make your purchase process as smooth as possible so the price you see is promotion price. To stay up-to-date on all the promotions, make sure to sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter.

New Fonts
Two new fonts released this week at FontShop including Orgon from Hoftype and Riga from Ludwigtype. Plus an abundance of promos from FONTYOU, CocijotypeAbdo Fonts, and more!

 

Friday Five Fonts: Gauthier Next FY from FONTYOU and Nove from Schiavi Design

Pinterested: Art Nouveau

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This week we’ve created a new Pinterest board based off of a Fontlist curated by Yves Peters. Art Nouveau – also known as Jugendstil – is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art – especially the decorative arts – that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905). We welcome you to be inspired by these artsy fonts while embracing its characteristic curves.

FontShop Friday Five: Using Type & FontFonts

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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.

 

FontFonts Are Here!

A new batch of FontFonts have arrived! FF Franziska, new additions to FF Max (now including a Condensed width and support for Cyrillic), FF Mister K (with a new variant, Splendid) and new FF UI Icons are all now available. A heaping bunch of continuing promotions from FONTYOU, Cocijotype, Laura Worthington, Abdo Fonts and more now at FontShop.

Buyer’s Guide: Education

Need a bit of a refresher? Visit FontShop’s Education page and download our PDFs created for students and designers.

Using Type: Substrates

David Sudweeks continues his Using Type series which looks at the typographer’s process at the beginning of a project. He elaborates on the type of paper and other substrates to consider during this process.

25, Still Alive!

All of us here at FontShop want to thank AIGA SF and San Francisco Design Week for allowing us to take part in the super fun Studio Tours and celebrate our 25th birthday this past week. It was a blast seeing old friends and making a bunch of new ones.

Newsletter

We’ve delivered our most recent newsletter this week which includes all of the new FontFont releases and a new design HWT Artz by Erik Spiekermann and published by Hamilton Wood Type. Make sure you’re receiving them in your inbox. They maybe getting lost in the promotions section. If you use Gmail then you can drag and drop the FontShop Newsletter from your Promotions Tab to your Primary Tab.

FontShop Friday Five fonts: VLNL Duct by VetteLetters & FF Dingbats 2.0 by FontFont

FontShop Friday Five: Birthday Bash

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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.

Antithesis

Even though Yanone’s Antithesis and accompanying video was released over a week ago, we still can’t get enough of it! Yves Peters gives a great summary of the 10 minute dance video and new typeface created by Yanone on the FontFeed. Check it out, we highly recommend it!

SF Design Week/Happy Birthday FontShop!

FontShop turns 25 this year and we are throwing a birthday bash during the San Francisco Design Week! On June 18th, we will open our doors during the free studio tours from 7-8pm where we will “talk type”, make some crafts, and enjoy some delicious cake!

New Fonts

We welcome new foundry lettersoup and announce several new designs from Facetype, Typolar and FONTYOU. Plus a new batch of promotions from Abdo fonts and FONTYOU.

Get Pinning!

If you’re like us, you’re always in search for new ideas and inspiration. That’s where Pinterest comes in! From character studies to huggable fonts, we continue to create boards for all your typography needs.

Gestalten Buyer’s Guide

Know the EULA rights and restrictions in this week’s Buyer’s Guide which focuses on foundry Gestalten.

 

 

 

Friday Five fonts: Adorn Serif Slab and Adorn Condensed Sans by Laura Worthington

San Francisco Design Week: Studio Tours & Birthday Celebration!

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It’s our 25th birthday and we would like to invite you to celebrate with us during the San Francisco Design Week this June 13-20. We are proud to be the typography sponsor of this fantastic event and will be opening our doors to you during day 2 of the Studio Tours on June 18th from 7-8pm at our San Francisco office.

Come “talk type”, check out our work space and help us blow out the birthday candles. Plus we’ll have some fun crafts and you’ll be able to stuff your face with some delicious cake and beer! Just maybe not at the same time.

Make sure to sign up for the free registration to attend the studio tours.

Pinterested: I do, I do, I do!

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June is rapidly approaching and that means it will be wedding season! We have compiled and updated a fantastic Pinterest board to inspire your perfect day. See all of the great examples of wedding design here!

FontShop Friday Five: Try It Out!

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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.

 

Let’s Have Some Fun

Time to have some fun while playing with the new Tryout feature on next.fontshop.com! It’s only a beta version, but you already can do much more than test-drive webfonts in real time. You can also create whole layouts and collaborate freely with anyone on your artwork.
Currently, this feature only works with fonts that are available in webfont format.

Buyer’s Guide

Self-Hosted and Hosted webfonts?! Theresa explains the difference between Self-Hosted webfonts from Fontshop and Hosted webfonts from service providers on this week’s Buyer’s Guide.

Great Pairs

In his most recent edition of Great Pairs, David elaborates on David Quay’s Kade together with Joshua Darden’s Freight Micro. Also, you can play around with his type samples on the new Tryout feature!

New Fonts

Several new fonts this week from Laura Worthington, Wiescher and Emigre!

New Filters

We’ve made browsing fonts much easier with the new filters on our Free Fonts page!

Friday Five Fonts: Kozmetica Script by Sudtipos and Quatro Ultra Slab by psType

Pinterested: Fonts for the Class of 2014

Pinterested: Graduation Fonts

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! We hand picked 14 blackletter fonts that are perfect for your graduation needs in our newest Pinterest board. Whether for announcements or a themed party, these designs will work perfectly. Good luck to all of you graduates out there!

FontShop Friday Five: Mother’s Day & New Fontlist

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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 Fontlist: TDC 2014 Award Winners

Check out a new Fontlist curated by David Sudweeks with the Type Directors Club of New York Award Winners for 2014. The TDC is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to educating its international membership and the graphic arts community about type. View the complete list of winners here.

Mother’s Day Inspiration

Still need to make your mom the best card in the universe?! We got a quick fix for that. Check out our Pinterest page with several boards that will get those design juices flowing and will surely make you her favorite this year.

Newsy Newsletter

Have you seen our most recent newsletter? It’s jam packed with great designs and promos! If you haven’t, make sure to either subscribe or check your “Promotions” tab if you’re a Gmail user.

New Fonts

We welcomed new foundry Stereotypes to FontShop this week! A total of twelve gorgeous new designs can now be found here.

Buyer’s Guide

Our sales and support team gives an update on the new filters and free fonts page in this week’s Buyer’s GuideNow you can filter for OpenType, TrueType, or Web.

 

Friday Five Fonts: Acta Symbols by DSType and Sweet Sans by Sweet

Pinterested: Fonts a Mother Would Love

 

Pinterested: Mother's Day

It’s that time of year again where we show our appreciation for that special lady in our lives.

On May 11th, amaze your mom with a one-of-a-kind card! We’ve picked out a few perfect fonts for you and some fStop images on our Mother’s Day inspired Pinterest board. And don’t forget a box of chocolates or a bouquet of roses to for that added touch!

Happy Mother’s Day!

FontShop Friday Five: Defaults and Great Pairs

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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 Fonts

We have a great assortment of new fonts this week from FONTYOU, Wiescher and Astype. Also, a bunch of continuing promotions!

Buyers Guide

Theresa takes us through the rights and restrictions of the Red Rooster EULA.

Welcome back, Great Pairs!

We’ve all been eagerly waiting for it! David is back with a new installment of Great Pairs. This week he covers  William Addison Dwiggins’s New Caledonia (digitized by Alex Kaczun), and Nick Shinn’s Brown Gothic.

FontFeed

Yves discussed the arrival of typography at TEDtalks on the FontFeed earlier this week.  See Matthew Carter  speak on “My Life in Typefaces”.

Defaults in Design

A new issue of Using Type is here! David reflects on Sibylle Hagmann‘s talk at TYPO San Francisco and introduces defaults which will be covered in several future installments. Check back for the continuation next week!

Pinterested: In Your Face: FF Mark

 

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This week on Pinterest, we are highlighting our newest In Your Face board with FF Mark!

Designed with versatility in mind, it breaks tradition with its family of 10 weights ranging from Hairline to Black, with the extreme weights “engineered” to shine bright in large sizes and middle weights optimized for body copy.” You can see more FF Mark on FontFont‘s specially designed website.

FontShop Friday Five: TYPO SF and More!

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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.

TYPO Live Streaming

Day one of TYPO San Francisco was a blast and now we are on day two for more fun and inspiration! If you aren’t able to join us in person, live streaming is available. You can catch these speakers today:
Friday, April 11, 10 a.m.: Lisa Congdon, Embrace the Abyss & Other Lessons
Friday, April 11, 1 p.m.: Elliott Earls, Money, Sex, and Power – The Mechanics of a Hybrid Practice
Friday, April 11, 6 p.m.: Aaron James Draplin, “Tall Tales from a Large Man” with Aaron Draplin of the Draplin Design, Co.

Buyer’s Guide: TYPO SF Anagram Scavenger Hunt

Don’t forget, we’re having our scavenger hunt and everyone who participates wins a prize! Clues will be given via Twitter and Instagram to find the FontShopper with the missing character.

New Fonts

A ton of new fonts have been added to FontShop this week! Great designs from foundries like Fontpartners, Typonine, OurType and new foundry Brownfox!

Next FontShop

We’ve been receiving some great feedback on the new site. Keep them coming! But, if you haven’t noticed, we recently released our beta version of the next FontShop! It’s raw and unfinished, but we launched it anyway and want to know what you think! Check out the new site here.

Pinterest

In dire need of some inspiration? Check out the plethora of boards on our Pinterest page!

 

Friday Five Fonts: FF Karbid and FF Karbid Slab by FontFont

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