Category Archives: Friday Five

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

FontShop Friday Five: Next FontShop and Madness!

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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.

 

Mo’ Beta
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.

“New Features”: #hash and Giftype
April Fools! We got a little sneaky with our April 1st newsletter this month with new features that would change the face of type. Did you fall for it?

New Fonts
Lots of new fonts this week. Check out all that is new from Comicraft, Latinotype, FONTYOU, TypeTogether, Mostardesign Studio and a bunch of continuing promotions.

March Madness
We got a winner! Congratulations to the top typeface Nitti Grotesk who is the champ of March Madness 2014! It was a tough fight, but Nitti Grotesk fought it’s way to the top!

Buyer’s Guide
This week, Theresa covers DynaComware in the weekly installment of Buyer’s Guide.

 

Friday Five Fonts: Fiance by Sudtipos and Rukou by DizajnDesign

FontShop Friday Five: FontList & Pop-Ups

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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.

Great Pairs
This week David discusses Monotype’s Imprint, with Paul Hunt & Richard Kegler’s  P22 Underground in his weekly post, Great Pairs.

New Fonts
Lots of new fonts this week! We welcome new foundry R-Typography.com and great designs from Sudtipos, Mint Type, Latinotype and more!

Buyer’s Guide
Theresa highlights another foundry with ARS Type. See what the EULA rights and restrictions are with this weeks Buyer’s Guide.

FontLists
Have you seen Typographica’s favorite typefaces of 2013? We have a new FontList with all the fonts chosen that are available at FontShop! You can also check out Yves’ thoughts on the FontFeed in his latest post.

Pop-Ups and “Happenings”
So many great things will be going on at TYPO in just a matter of weeks! From the Adobe Typekit pop-up library to the “Happenings” with Us . Get all of the scoops on the TYPO San Francisco blog and purchase your ticket today!

Friday Five Fonts: Font: Walbaum Grotesk by Storm Type and Livory by HvD Fonts

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

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

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

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

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

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