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Pinterested: Best Typefaces of 2012

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For those of you who just can’t get enough of our Best of 2012 newsletter, we’ve pinned our top type for you to like and repin over and over again into as many of your own pinboards as you see fit. Our Best Typefaces of 2012 pinboard showcases the top 30 fonts on FontShop that made their debut last year from FF Chartwell to Quatro Sans to Romeo & Julieta. Get lost in the beautiful pastel samples of some of the best fonts from 2012 — this time, it’s ok to dwell on the past and reminisce through a yearbook-style list of typefaces that we’ll love for years to come.

If you missed out on the actual newsletter, be sure to check it out and find short ‘n’ sweet handwritten notes from other fonts!

Best Type of 2012: Behind the Scenes

bestof-headerWe hope you enjoyed the typographic treat in your inbox this morning to kick off the second day of your new year. The FontShop team loves putting together this Best Type issue of our newsletter each year and 2012 was no exception. It’s always agonizing making the final list because we love so many of the fonts that make their way across our desk(tops) every 12 months. We try to showcase a variety of 2012 additions from our catalog, from runaway hits like FontFont’s FF Chartwell to brand spanking new releases like Monokrom’s Telefon.

Planning for the issue begins about two months before we unleash it on the world. We bring together our Sales & Support Team, our Marketing Team, and of course our Design Team and Type Experts to bring their favorites and review the 2012 typefaces. As we brainstormed categories this year, we began joking about how it felt like putting together a yearbook. We ran with this and love the retro yearbook style our designers brought to the final product.

Huge props always go to our amazing type experts, David Sudweeks and Yves Peters for creatively writing the issue based on our theme and categories. Who didn’t laugh at the line about Filmotype Kitten washing her hair?

We truly hope you have as much fun reading this issue as we did making it. How excited are you for a whole NEW YEAR of fonts though? What releases are you most looking forward to this year?

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Happy New Year! 2012’s Best Coming to Your Inbox TOMORROW

toptype2Is your 2013 off to a great start? Good! It’ll get even more awesome tomorrow when FontShop‘s Top Type of 2012 hits your inbox.

Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter so you get your hands on this type lover’s electronic collector’s item first thing.

What to do while you wait? Take a look at our 2011 edition and place your bets on our new picks!

Write-In Vote Today: Your Picks for the Best of 2012

Tomorrow the US heads to the polls and today at FontShop we open up our comments section for you to tell us your picks for the “Best of 2012.” We’re sifting through fonts and foundries our “Best of” lists before the holidays begin. While our staff holds many thoughts about what blew us aways this year, we’d like to hear yours as well. Let us know in the comments below by November 30!
To get you started, here’s five typefaces added to FontShop this year. Don’t forget, you can play with them all in our Adobe Creative Suite Plugin to see how they mesh with your work.

Trim by Letters From Sweden

Winco by ReType

Storefront by Sudtipos

JAF Bernini Sans by Just Another Foundry

FF Chartwell by FontFont

Need some inspiration? Take a look back at some of our previous years’ posts. Next, flip through our New Fonts lists to see what’s come out this year. Then leave your picks in the comment section below.

Best of 2011

In case you missed it, our last newsletter mailing of the year covered our picks for the best typefaces of 2011. If you’d prefer to just buy them all without the hassle of reading the clever categories and captions, I won’t stand in your way. Here’s a straight list of everything.

The ‘best of’ was a collaboration between myself and Yves Peters, along with the FontShop San Francisco staff. Anna Eshelman designed the piece including all the type samples, and the two of us collaborated on the masthead.

See picks like these, Mark van Bronkhorst’s Sweet Sans, Miguel Hernandez’s Fiance,  Ryoichi Tsunekawa’s Design System, and about twenty or so more that made the cut, plus your picks (People’s Choice) at the tail end.

Submit Your Best of Picks by Friday

Big thanks go out to everyone who has submitted your best of 2011 picks so far!

As you may recall, you had until November 30 (that’s today) to leave your picks on this blog post and 
be entered to win a copy of the FontBook for iPad.

Well, in the spirit of the holidays we’re giving you a couple of extra days. Please leave your comment on the original post by Friday, December 2 and next week we’ll pick our 10 faves. Feel free to get creative as to why you picked it.

Feel free to look back at our 2011 newsletters for a little extra inspiration. We look forward to seeing your picks!

Call for Input: Best of 2011


It’s definitely difficult to believe that it’s already November. We’re hard at work compiling our “Best of” lists before the holiday season distracts us. While we definitely have opinions amongst our staff on what typefaces and enhancements defined the year, we’d like to hear yours as well.

Need some inspiration? Take a look back at some of our previous years’ posts. Next, flip through our New Fonts lists to see what’s come out this year. Then leave your picks in the comment section below.

Not sure if you’ll have motivation to volunteer picks? Let’s sweeten the pot a little bit. We’ll pick 10 lucky commenters to win a copy of the FontBook for iPad. Just leave your comment by November 30!

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