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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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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