Humanistic typeface meets
technical flair – the Yalta Sans

With the Yalta Sans, the font designer Stefan Claudius has created a cross between a humanistic font and a square sans. The latter introduces a technical character, which, when it encounters a humanistic typeface, produces a very readable result. The [...]

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Lucca font, a new interpretation from Brazil
of the Italian Renaissance Antiqua

The young font designer João Henrique Lopes has clearly drawn on the Antiqua font of the Italian Renaissance for the Lucca font he designed in 2013. The arched shape of the ‘p’, ‘b’ and ‘d’ in particular emphasize that historic [...]

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Metro Nova – a typographic revival

It was purely by chance that the type designer Toshi Omagari was able to explore the original Humanistic concept behind the classic typeface Metro by William Addison Dwiggins. Doug Wilson, who directed “Linotype: The Film”, asked him to digitalise the [...]

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Vivacious, dynamic and robust:
the calligraphic font Excritura

Excritura is the third typeface to be published by Spanish typographic designer Alex Camacho. This handwritten-like italic has its own individual personality and stands out in comparison with more typical calligraphic fonts thanks to the unusual styling. The result is [...]

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The calligraphic Meroe font from Peter Becker:
a quite special individual character

Initially intended for the logo of a product name, Meroe was finally expanded by Peter Becker to create a complete typeface. With its calligraphic character, it lends a very personal feel, especially through the open forms within the lines. This [...]

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Design icon Avant Garde now with pan-European character sets

Pan-European W1G character sets of the ten weights of the regular version of Avant Garde were made available at the beginning of this year. Greek and Cyrillic characters have been supplied for all weights, so that each now consists of [...]

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Greek ligatures and Serbian Cyrillic:
Jovica Veljović’s Agmena

Working with a typeface designed by Jovica Veljović is not without its challenges as the multivarious stylistic alternatives, the context-specific ligatures, swash letters and linguistic idiosyncrasies need to be made conformable to the appropriate OpenType features. You’ll find hints on [...]

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Say Cheese: Linotype’s contribution to the 30th anniversary of the smiley

The smiley emoticon, which has become such an integral part of written internet communication, turns 30 this year. It is assumed that it was originally created by Professor Scott E. Fahlman as a way of expressing humour through the internet. [...]

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Biome: a contemporary, retro-futuristic font family

Perhaps its rounded, organic forms take a little getting used to, but there is no doubt that Biome is both striking and ideal for use in wide variety of contexts. This extensive font family was created by US designer Carl [...]

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All the characteristics of a debut work:
Levato by Felix Bonge

At this point, I would like to use the opportunity to draw your attention to a particular typeface. Levato, which has only recently been made available at Linotype.com, is a font family with a large repertoire that was developed on [...]

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