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FontShop Friday Five: FontBook, Comp Fonts, Oh My!

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.

FontBook is Back

It may have physically slimmed down, but the new FontBook is bigger than ever with a mind-blowing 620,000 type specimens. Your burning questions are answered in our FAQs.

Wild Webfont News

In case you missed it, Web FontFonts underwent a major overhaul this week. Several new fonts have been added, files updated, and they now include comp fonts so you can mock up your site offline.

New FontFonts Are Here

Several new FontFonts arrived at FontShop this week, along with others that we’ll be highlighting soon. Check out all of our July new fonts here.

Jam-Packed Newsletter

Did you miss our latest newsletter on Wednesday? Read it here. You can subscribe to newsletters on this page to get this font deliciousness in your inbox twice a month.

Reminder: Tell Us What You Think

Don’t miss out on our 2011 Customer Survey! Click here to take the survey. All those who complete it by Friday, July 29 will receive a promo code for 20% off at FontShop!

Friday Five Fonts: FF Sero Pro by FontFont and FF Signa Serif Stencio Pro by Fontfont

The 2011 FontShop Customer Survey

How are we doing? We want to know and we hope you will tell us. We’ve put together a quick customer feedback survey that will just take a few minutes of your time. Please fill it out by Friday, July 29 and we’ll send you a 20% off discount code to show our appreciation!

Click here to take survey

Header Fonts: CC Clean Cut Kid by Comicraft and FF Dingbats 2.0 OT by FontFont

FontShop Friday Five: Launches & Updates

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.

Introducing Subsetter

We were excited to announce the launch of FF Subsetter this week, a new tool that can significantly reduce the size of your Web FontFont files. Give it a try!

OpenType Features Added to Sample Toolbar

Phase II of our sample toolbar overhaul went live this week and we’ll hope you enjoy. You can now preview OpenType features of a font before you buy.

What’s Up with FontBook?

Like the Go-Go’s, our lips are sealed, but we can’t help but notice a new splash page on FontBook.com. Go ahead, sign up for updates.

New Font Samples in Newsletter

Did you miss our latest newsletter on Wednesday? Read it here. Then check out the new fonts from Font Bureau, Letterbox and Sudtipos.  You can subscribe to newsletters on this page to get this font deliciousness in your inbox twice a month.

On the FontFeed

Yves Peters looks at TypeCon in New Orleans, Type]Media 2011 grads, and a type-inspired commercial.

Friday Five Fonts:  Terital United by Letterbox and Salvo Sans Black by Font Bureau

FontShop Friday Five: Growing Galleries & Hidden Glyphs

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.

Hey there Fontspotters!

Did you know you can help grow the FontShop gallery? Check out how here.

A Different Kind of Font Face

We’re loving the hidden glyphs in designer Łukasz Dziedzic‘s creations.

Stylish On Screen and Off

In last week’s Webfont Wednesday we reviewed the The Chicago Manual of Style Online  and this week we take a look at the equally gorgeous print edition, using FF Tisa.

Speaking of Books…

This week’s Webfont Wednesday examines Designers & Books‘ use of FF Bau Web.

On The Font Feed

Yves Peters tackles the many disappointing summer blockbuster posters, and the few hidden gems, in this month’s Screen Fonts.

Friday Five Fonts: Penna by DSType and Altis by Typolar

Capture Fonts in the Wild for the FontShop Gallery

We can all agree – there’s a lot of Internet out there. Just a short time browsing, and your eyes will take in many examples of the thousands of fonts at FontShop.com alive on sites.

We know webfonts only represent a small segment of typography on the web. There are images of digital type samples, rendered type, and of course photos of fonts out there in the real world. We do what we can to spot these and put them up in the FontShop Gallery.

But did you know there’s a way for you to participate too? It’s simple. Next time you’re in the gallery page, click on “Submit images to the gallery.”

If you’re not already, you’ll be prompted to log in. Once you’re all set, you’ll see a button for our gallery bookmarklet. Just drag to your toolbar to add the bookmarklet to your browser.

Then comes the fun part! Next time you’re on a website and spot a font in the wild, click the bookmarklet. It will automatically highlight available GIFs, PNGs, or JPGs. Select the one you’d like to submit and tell us a little about why.

Images are sent to our staff for approval and we publish the best submissions daily.

Once your image has been approved and categorized, you’ll see it on our gallery page. You’ll also see it on the gallery page for the particular font you spotted, under the Gallery tab on every font page.

Have you used the bookmarklet tool? Leave your feedback in the comments!

FontShop Friday Five: Staff Picks & New Fonts

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.

June Staff Picks Have Arrived

The FontShop staff readies for summer by compiling a fontlist for you.

Our “Type” Of Party

We were thrilled to host the book launch for Explorations in Typography this week. Check out our recap here.

Newsletter Full of New Fonts

Did you miss our latest newsletter on Wednesday? Read it here. Then check out the new fonts from DSType, Typolar, and Red Rooster.  You can subscribe to newsletters on this page to get this font deliciousness in your inbox twice a month.

Previews & Reviews on The FontFeed

A flurry of posts on The FontFeed this week, including a review of Typography for Lawyers and a preview of Type]Media11.

Webfont Wednesday Continues

Part Two of our new series takes a look at the Chicago Manual of Style.

Friday Five Fonts: Acta Poster by DSType and Guildford by Red Rooster

Contest Winner Chats About Design

A close up of the detail on Balog’s winning entry.

As we reported last week, the winner of the recent Rocking FontFont’s Free Fonts contest was Mladen Balog and his interpretation of Depeche Mode’s Violator album. We asked if Mladen would share a little about his experience with putting a entry together for the contest.

1) How did you pick FF Yokkmokk to use for the design?

Of the FontFonts eligible for the competition, FF Yokkmokk/Yakkmakk immediately stood out as the perfect fit for the album I had in mind. It has a warm, synth, electronic feel to it. You could say its idiosyncratic appearance makes it a ‘violator’.

2) How did you choose this album to rework?

There had already been a couple of great submissions to the Flickr pool like Kraftwerk, Blur, Radiohead (which got my vote) so the primary reason for entering the competition was curiosity. To see if the entry would create some kind of response, either positive or negative. The final result was a complete surprise.

The illustration was programmed in Processing. The program generates FF Yokkmokk’s v-i-o-l-a-t-o-r chars (more than 70,000 instances) at random positions, matching the colour of the original image at that precise x/y coordinate. The end result looks fuzzy so the source album had to be instantly recognizable to everyone. Being a Depeche Mode fan from the late ’80s, Anton Corbijn’s strong imagery for Violator seemed only natural.

3) How did you hear about the contest?

Through FontShop’s twitter feed and blog posts.

4) How long have you been visiting FontShop?

Right from the start. You guys have a ton of interesting articles about typography on your various sites. Yves Peters’ ‘ScreenFonts’ and ‘My Type of Music’ series are especially enjoyable. I first found out about FontShop way back in early nineties, after seeing your print ads in the German ‘PAGE’ magazine.

5) What are you going to scoop up with your grand prize?

FF Suhmo is outstanding, a rightful recipient of TDC’s Certificate of Excellence. Can’t wait to try it out in Processing. Thanks to FontShop for holding the competition and to everybody who voted.

Font Shop Friday Five: Don’t Forget to Vote

Friday FIveWe know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder now and then of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

Don’t Forget to Vote for Your Favorite Design in the Rocking FontFont’s Free Fonts Contest!

Voting went live on Tuesday and the competition is fierce. Make sure your opinion gets counted. You can only vote once, so choose wisely. Public voting is open until 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, May 8. You may vote once via this survey.

Check Out Our May 4 Newsletter

In case you missed it our latest newsletter hit inboxes this Wednesday. It features new fonts from Font Bureau and PSY/OPS  and a new family from TypeTrust. To subscribe to the newsletter, sign up here.

Known Issue with Facebook Registration

Our apologies once again to those who encountered site issues earlier this week. We are still working diligently on the issue and will have an update for you next week.

On the FontFeed

Yves talks about the TypeTalks2 Symposium and gives you a special edition of ScreenFonts.

Our Type Promotion Continues

The incredible discount from OurType continues for FontShop customers. From now until May 31, OurType’s Meran, Eva, and Fayon are being offered for an astounding 50% off. Use the promotional code OURTYPE50 during checkout for any product from these three families.

Friday Five fonts: Jeanne Moderno by PsyOps Type Foundry and Bullen by Font Bureau

Known Issue with Facebook Registration on FontShop.com

UPDATE 5/12/11: This issue has been resolved and Facebook registration has been re-enabled. Thank you for your patience!

We’ve temporarily disabled the option to create a new account on FontShop.com with your Facebook account. This prevents a redirect loop which is being caused by a bug on Facebook’s side. Customers who have previously created accounts with Facebook are still able to log in. You may still create a new account by completing the “Create an account” fields on our registration page. Should you choose to sync this with your Facebook account in the future, you can do so automatically once the bug is fixed (provided your email is the same as the one associated with your Facebook account).

Thank you for your patience. We will restore things back to normal once a fix comes through from Facebook.

Vote For Your Favorite Design in the Rocking FontFont’s Free Fonts Contest!


FontShop fans have done it again! The enthusiasm and creativity of our customers shone through in the entries to our recent Rocking FontFont’s Free Fonts Contest. Over 60 submissions were uploaded to our Flickr pool in the last week and we’ve had fun watching them flow in. Now it’s time for you, the general public, to pick the designer worthy of winning $500 in credit toward FontFonts on FontShop.com.

Voting is now open until 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, May 8. You may vote once via this survey.

Once again, entrants were charged with this task:

Embodying the somewhat nostalgic spirit of these font families, try your hand at redesigning an album cover using at least one of the free FontFonts. Although many of these fonts conjure up the heyday of the grunge-era, your album can be from any time period — pick from the range of Bieber to Bach — or create an album you wish existed.

Which design did you vote for? Why? Let us know in the comments below!

FontShop’s Friday Five: Contest, Promotion, and More

We know you’re busy and the Internet is a crowded place, so we’ll try to give you a little reminder now and then of what’s going on out there. Below please find five recent FontShop-related threads that you may have missed.

Deadline Sunday! Rocking FontFont’s Free Fonts Contest

Do your weekend plans include finalizing your design for the FontShop Rocking FontFont’s Free Fonts Contest? Public voting starts next week, so make sure you’ve posted to our Flickr group by 11:59 PM (PDT) Sunday evening. The winner will get a $500 credit toward any FontFont package, so don’t delay. You can submit up to three entries and make sure to tag them with the fonts you use. Don’t have a Flickr account? Email your submissions to contest@fontshop.com.

50% off Our Type Promotion

We mentioned this last week, but it bears repeating, OurType is offering an incredible promotion to FontShop customers this spring. From now until May 31, OurType’s Meran, Eva, and Fayon are being offered for an astounding 50% off. Use the promotional code OURTYPE50 during checkout for any product from these three families.

April Staff Picks Live

Our staff spent the month scouring fonts new and old to pick some gems for you to consider. Read some background in our blog post or check out the full list here.

On the FontFeed

After recovering from a storm in the cloud, Yves talks about our contest and his own real album design for his band, Rosa Luxe* , utilizing TypejockeysIngeborg and FF Hydra.

The Typewriter May Be Dead, But Its Fonts Live On

Finally, this week Mashable reported the possible death of the once-beloved typewriter. If you’re feeling nostalgic, we recommended coping by exploring our Typewriter Fontlist.

April ’11 Staff Picks

Our April 2011 Staff Picks have arrived! Let these favorite fonts shower your designs with inspiration in the coming month.

Hotel

We here at FontShop San Francisco love the Bay Area, and we love retro, so Jim Parkinson‘s showcard lettering typeface Hotel, inspired by signage still seen in Oakland, CA, is a staff pick shoe-in.

Le Monde Courrier

Download Le Monde Courrier specimen PDF(246 KB).

Jean-François Porchez‘s Le Monde Courrier is but one part of the extensive Le Monde superfamily. Named after the French publication for which it was designed, Le Monde is sometimes serious, sometimes playful, but always maintains a level of sophistication. The Courrier variant straddles the line between typewritten and handwritten, and was designed to be impervious to the imperfections of various printed media.

Also included in April’s Staff Picks is Meran Condensed Black by OurType, just one of the FREE OurType fonts being offered until May 31. Read about our OurType promotion here.

Contest: Rocking FontFont’s Free Fonts

Remember a time when digital fonts were new, grunge was in, and ragged was hip? Just like that original Lollapalooza t-shirt that may be lurking in the back of your closet, there are fonts that haven’t been worn a lot recently but it’s good to know they’re still around.  You can win $500 in credit toward FontFonts at FontShop.com by putting some of them to use in our design contest this week. Read on to find out how.

With the update of all FontFont products to OpenType this April, 24 families are now free for use. Since you’ll already be on FontShop.com to procure them, try experimenting by combining these free fonts with more modern typefaces and see what happens.

To celebrate this occasion, we at FontShop are having a little contest for our design customers. Your challenge is this:

Embodying the somewhat nostalgic spirit of these font families, try your hand at redesigning an album cover using at least one of the free FontFonts. Although many of these fonts conjure up the heyday of the grunge-era, your album can be from any time period — pick from the range of Bieber to Bach — or create an album you wish existed.

Submissions should be uploaded to FontShop’s Flickr Group “Rocking FontFont’s Free Fonts,” by 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, May 1. If you do not have a Flickr account you may email your submissions to contest@fontshop.com. Only three submissions per designer please (if you submit more than three, only the first three chronologically will be entered). On Tuesday, May 3, voting will be opened to the public via a survey link on the FontShop.com blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages. Voting will close at 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, May 8.

The winner will be announced on Monday, May 9 and will receive a $500 credit toward FontFonts on FontShop.com.

And who knows? Just as fashion cycles have seen the resurgence of leggings, fluorescent colors, and ’80s typefaces in the last few years, FontShop.com has designers covered when the ’90s come back with the availability. Perhaps your design will move the trend forward!

Free FontFonts

UPDATE: Information on voting for designs can be found here.

New Fonts for April ’11

On Friday, we told you about the new FontFonts added with FontFont Release 55. April showers have brought plenty of other new fonts to FontShop and we’ve listed them for you here.

We’ll be highlighting them throughout the month on this blog and in the FontShop Newsletter, so stay tuned.

What are your favorite April fonts?

Calgary Script by Sudtipos

Pollen by TypeTogether

Foundries with New Fonts This Month:

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