An Early Love for Typography – Interview with Designer Stefan Claudius

The German designer and typographer Stefan Claudius discovered his love for typography at a very early age. According to the 43-year old, he “designed letters in the boxes of school notebooks.” Over the years and thanks to his studies in Wuppertal and [...]

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Fonts by Inspiration: Stencil Fonts

Recently we introduced popular and interesting stencil fonts in our series “Fonts by Inspiration”. These fonts are based on paint or spray paint stencils, which are often used in an industrial context where it is necessary to apply short markings, quickly. The strips between [...]

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Restrained, clear and precise – FF Sero
by Jörg Hemker

Designer Jörg Hemker worked on FF Sero® for seven years. His goal was to create a combination of an American grotesque and a humanist sans serif. The result was a vivid, clear and concise font. The development process from expressive shapes to more neutral letter forms [...]

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Script fonts theme in the new series “Fonts by Inspiration”

If you are looking for fonts with a personal character, we have the right selection for you. On Linotype.com you’ll find our “Fonts by Inspiration” series with selected calligraphic fonts and handwritten typefaces. Classic, ornate or elegant, they are perfect for invitations, greeting cards, personal messages or [...]

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New: Interview with Terrance Weinzierl

As a part of the Linotype.com Eric Gill series, which includes Terrance Weinzierl’s Joanna® Sans Nova, among others, Weinzierl answered some questions for us. He discovered his passion for font design during his studies. He took courses, gained a lot of knowledge and began to create [...]

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FF Real Text and FF Real Head: Erik Spiekermann’s friendly super family

German designer Erik Spiekermann always wanted to design a font from a poster style of the commercial typeface Akzidenz Grotesk®. He succeeded in doing this with FF Real™. The neutral, yet friendly font was already put to use in his biography, “Hallo ich bin Erik”, which demonstrates [...]

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The extended FF Fago family

Designer Ole Schäfer has created more than just a family in FF Fago. With FF Fago, FF Fago Correspondence Sans and Serif as well as FF Fago Monospaced, he has created a versatile and elaborate extended family. The font is suitable for print, as well as web and [...]

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Slab serif fonts: the sixth installment in the “Fonts by Inspiration” series

The sixth part of the “Fonts by Inspiration” series deals with slab serif fonts. This type of serif fonts is also known as Eyptienne or Linear Antiqua. They came about in the early 19th century due to the need for distinctive advertising fonts. Characteristic of these fonts are [...]

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FF Enzo from Swedish designer Tobias Kvant

Swedish designer Tobias Kvant created the sans-serif typeface FF Enzo in 2008. The font has a strong character with high degree of recognition value. With five weights and matching italic styles, FF Enzo is suited to headlines, but also to longer texts in smaller font sizes. Monolinear square sans fonts, [...]

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Available for one week: Antique Olive
for only 49 USD*

You can now find the one-week offer for the popular Antique Olive™ on Linotype.com. You get seven styles for only 49 USD*. From Light to Black, including italics, and the special cuts Black Condensed and Compact. The sans serif font, designed in 1969, is often [...]

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