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TYPO San Francisco Prices Increase Friday

FontShop is proud to sponsor the second annual TYPO San Francisco happening April 11 & 12 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. We’d be remiss if we didn’t warn you that the deadline for regular registration is fast approaching – as in this Thursday night! That’s right, you can save $100 if you snap up your ticket today.

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Don’t miss out on some serious design inspiration as Erik Spiekermann, Mandy Brown, Keetra Dixon, Christoph Niemann, Armin Vit and more take to the stage in just a few weeks.

Register today!

FontShop Friday Five: New Fonts & Hidden Gems

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.

Book Launch at FontShop SF on June 15

It may be at-capacity, but there’s still a way for FontShop customers to score tickets to our book launch party for Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting by Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann. All California customers who purchase fonts featured in Explorations in Typography by Friday, June 10 will automatically be entered to win a pair of tickets to the event!

New Fonts from Alias

Ivan blogs about three exclusive typefaces from Alias: Aspect, Aspic, and Asphalt.

May’s New Fonts

You’ll see a blog post in the coming weeks, but in the meantime check out the new fonts added to FontShop in May.

OurType’s Hidden Gems

The FontFeed goes behind the scenes this week of OurType collection families – Meran, Eva and Fayon. Only a few days left to get these three at half price!

Relive TYPO Berlin 2011 with Yves & Michael

Yves Peters offers links to FontShop TV at the Font Feed and sketchnotes to recap the conference. Meanwhile, FontShop SF First Officer, Michael Pieracci, recounts his experience here.

Friday Five Fonts: FF Suhmo Pro by FontFont and Almaq by Dalton Maag

Michael’s Musings from TYPO Berlin

First Officer, Michael Pieracci, of FontShop’s San Francisco office, recently headed to Berlin to experience TYPO: Shift. Below are some of his pictures and thoughts from the conference.

The venue for TYPO has been for many years the “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” (“House of the Cultures of the World”) also known as the “pregnant oyster”. It was originally a gift from the US after WWII.

I attended the presentation Emojis, hieroglyphs and typographic mega-niches. New from Unicode by Johannes Bergerhausen and Siri Poarangan. I learned quite a bit about the current state of Unicode, and how there’s much enthusiasm to add old/obscure languages to it. The presenters made an interesting point: adding languages means connecting a culture to the digital/internet realm. The Cherokee language recently became part of Unicode and is now usable on the iPhone. The presenters explain more at their site, DecodeUnicode.org.

Yves Peters, author of the FontFeed, brought his ScreenFonts blogs to life presenting on the typography of movie posters with great slides. I loved the pictogram alternative to Psycho.

Petr van Blokland presented Designer update: what’s next?  on technologies that are relevant to designers today and for the future (HTML5, CSS3, cloud computing), and what’s obsolete (Flash, Word, InDesign).

Lots of attendees, especially students, relaxed and spent time at the drawing table with pens, paper, and blank t-shirts creating beautiful illustrations and lettering. The table had a stack of stencils of the font Fummel, made up of modules to construct any letter. Fummel is available for download on our Free Fonts page.

Did you go to TYPO? What was your experience?

FontShop SF Hosts “Explorations in Typography” Book Signing on June 15

Explorations in Typography book launch party on June 15, 2011

AIGA Design Week in San Francisco is coming soon and on Wednesday, June 15 a lively crowd of typophiles will be mixing and mingling at an at-capacity event at the FontShop SF headquarters in the historic Storek Building, a technology arts building in the heart of SoMa.  They’ll be celebrating the role of typography in design and the launch of the new book Explorations in Typography: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting by Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann.

Carolina will be signing books and offering up a beautiful new letterpressed poster of all the typeface combinations from her book. Of course, there will be lots of copies of Explorations in Typography on hand for purchase. Additionally, there will be plenty of refreshments and libations for your enjoyment — even a special typographic cake draped in font-dant!

So how can you get in on the fun? Well, all California customers who purchase fonts featured in Explorations in Typography by Friday, June 10 will automatically be entered to win a pair of tickets to the event!

Don’t live in California, but think you can make it? Email contest@fontshop.com and we’ll make sure you’re in the drawing if you’re otherwise eligible.

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