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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Helvetica now available in Thai

Helvetica has also learned to speak Thai: the Thai font designer Anuthin Wongsunkakon has created Thai versions of the classic typefaces Helvetica and Neue Helvetica. These versions are available in the weights Light, Regular and Bold, with the corresponding italic [...]

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Anniversary for Font Aid V: Made For Japan

Just to remind you that there is still help needed in Japan. You can support them with purchasing this font. The revenue goes directly to this charity. Here are more details: In March of 2011, the Society of Typographic Aficionados began [...]

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Mine is Yours: Favorite Typefaces of 2011 in Use

I  just read an article on typographica.org about their selection of favorite new typefaces of 2011. Two of the typefaces featured are homegrown so I thought about adding some type-in-use info about them. Carter Sans was first publicly used by [...]

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A lively, very legible text font:
the Mantika Sans from Jürgen Weltin

Today I would like to make another font recommendation: Mantika Sans from the German designer Jürgen Weltin has everything that makes for a good text font. It has clear contours and therefore is also very clearly legible in small sizes, [...]

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Type on Screen – Choosing and using it well, by Dan Rhatigan

Happy new year to all of you! To kick-off the new year, I want to share a video with you, which I just find excellent. My English colleague Dan Rhatigan gave this presentation at Future of Web Design 2011 in [...]

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A new typeface: Rabenau by Axel Bertram

Anyone with a love of typography will doubtless be interested to learn that a new typeface is now available through Linotype – Rabenau, a well structured font family available in 16 carefully coordinated styles. Rabenau’s warm personality make it perfect [...]

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Georgia and Verdana now extended to offer more languages plus more weights and styles.

Something to delight all fans of these two classics: Georgia® Pro and Verdana® Pro have been fully extended and now offer a greater variety of typographic designs plus more opportunities to use them throughout the pan-European language area.

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