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New (free) Web FontFont: FF World Wide Web

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of our Web FontFonts debut, we’re offering this exclusive new typeface, based on FF World by British graphic design icon Neville Brody, for free.

Download FF World Wide Web at our Free Fonts page, and read more about the history of the original FF World at the FontFeed.

MoMA adds typefaces to its collection

Photo: 50 Years of Helvetica on Flickr

Big news today for fans of digital type: MoMA has added 23 typefaces to its Architecture and Design Collection:

“Helped by a panel of expert advisors that included graphic design critics, designers, and historians, we based our decisions on the same criteria—ranging from aesthetics to historical relevancy, from functionality to social significance, from technological ingenuity to economy—that we use when evaluating objects. We paid particular attention to the synthesis of goals, means, and elegance that we always seek in modern design.”

The new selections:

  • OCR-A by American Type Founders (1966)
  • New Alphabet by Wim Crouwel (1967)
  • Bell Centennial by Matthew Carter (1976-78)
  • ITC Galliard by Matthew Carter (1978)
  • FF Meta by Erik Spiekermann (1984-1991)
  • Oakland by Zuzana Licko (1985)
  • Keedy Sans by Jeffery Keedy (1991)
  • FF Beowolf by Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum (1990)
  • Template Gothic by Barry Deck (1990)
  • Dead History by P. Scott Makela (1990)
  • HTF Didot by Jonathan Hoefler (1991)
  • FF Blur by Neville Brody (1992)
  • Mason by Jonathan Barnbrook (1992)
  • Mantinia by Matthew Carter (1993)
  • Interstate by Tobias Frere-Jones (1993-95)
  • Big Caslon by Matthew Carter (1994)
  • FF DIN by Albert-Jan Pool (1995)
  • Walker by Matthew Carter (1995)
  • Verdana by Matthew Carter (1996)
  • Mercury by Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones (1996)
  • Miller by Matthew Carter (1997)
  • Retina by Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones (1999)
  • Gotham by Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones (2000)

A new year, a new blog

As 2011 gets rolling, we’re happy to announce the launch of a new FontShop blog.

Here’s a rundown of the FontShop family of newsletters, blogs, and Twitter accounts — all of which you should consider following in the new year.

  • The FontShop Newsletter
    Still going strong after six years, the bi-weekly FontShop email newsletter is the best way to stay up-to-date on new font releases, FontFont updates, and industry news.
  • The FontShop Blog
    Written by the San Francisco team, we’ll spotlight new website features, common support issues, and other operational miscellany. Additionally, we’ll showcase longer articles and extended type samples which don’t fit neatly in our newsletter format.
  • The FontFeed
    Need some typographic inspiration? The FontFeed is for you. Published by Yves Peters and a motley crew of typomaniacs from various locales in Europe, the FontFeed is a great way to see how type is being used today.
  • Twitter: @FontShop
    The @FontShop account has a little bit of everything from the team in SF. Follow us at
  • Twitter: @TypeTips
    Fun, useful educational tidbits. A companion to the education section at