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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.

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 webfonts on the blog, and improved webfont categorization at fontshop.com

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you may have noticed a slightly new look in the past week. No we have not lost weight or gotten a haircut (thanks for asking), but instead changed the webfonts we are using for our headers and text.

The featured webfont for headers is now FF Amman Serif Web and body text is set in FF Milo Web.

Some words from our designer, Aaron, as to why he picked this pairing:

FF Amman is a distinctive Latin/Arabic family designed by Yanone in 2010. This post at the FontFeed covers the story of its unique design. I wanted to highlight a newer FontFont that isn’t used widely as a webfont (if at all), and FF Amman fit the bill perfectly.

The body text is set in Michael Abbink‘s FF Milo, a pleasant and versatile typeface with a large x-height that works well at smaller sizes on screen.

Our blog isn’t the only part of FontShop with an updated appearance. Web FontFonts are now categorized by classification for easy browsing. This will make it easier for designers to find and try out fonts to freshen up existing sites or build a new one with typography in mind.

Have you recently changed your “look” using webfonts from FontShop? Share your experience in the comments.

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:

FontFont Release 55: Now Available at FontShop.com

FF More

FontFont Release 55 includes FF More (shown above)

Happy April FontShoppers!

Pop over to FontShop.com today and you’ll find a plethora of updates in the FontFont catalog. These include OpenType conversions for all FontFonts and three additions to the FontFont library (FF More, FF Spinoza, and FF Meta Hebrew).

Look for full details in our newsletter next week. Not subscribed? Sign up here.

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