The new DIN Next Slab: Now even more design possibilities with the popular DIN Next

DIN Next is known for its subtle, technical and neutral character. Now Linotype has expanded the family with DIN Next Slab, lending the family of fonts even more creative leeway. Originally designed by engineers at the beginning of the 20th century, the DIN typeface was [...]

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Designer Sarah Lazarevic’s favorite fonts
and the Rameau family for 39 Euros

The French typographer and designer Sarah Lazarevic lives and works in France. She works for large clients such as the French Post Office, teaches graphic art and typography in Paris, and works on copper engravings in her spare time. She now presents exclusively for Linotype.com [...]

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Humanist Word Image Meets Technical Flair –
The New Yalta Sans

With Yalta Sans, font designer Stefan Claudius has created a link between a humanist font and a square sans. The latter lends the font a technical character – which, in interplay with a humanist word image, makes for great legibility. The grotesque is available [...]

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The universal genius of Jim Ford –
the new Quire Sans

Jim Ford designed his humanist sans serif Quire Sans as a universal genius. It is exceptionally well legible in the small and large sizes and has ten different weights, each with true italic styles. Moreover, it has a large selection of number and character sets: the range [...]

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Metro Nova among the winners of the
2014 TDC Competition

Metro Nova from Toshi Omagari, a font family from the Linotype Originals Library published in 2012, received the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the renowned Type Directors Club competition in New York. The diverse Metro Nova is a revival of the classic Metro from William A. Dwiggins with a [...]

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DIN 1450 – the German standard on
legibility of texts

In many contexts, such as on public signage systems, printed forms and instruction leaflets, the legibility of the text is of absolutely paramount importance. With this in mind, the German institute for standardisation Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V. recently issued DIN 1450, [...]

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Hans Eduard Meier, † July 15, 2014

Hans Eduard Meier, renowned typographer and creator of Syntax, died on July 15, 2014 at the age of 92. The Swiss Hans Eduard Meier not only made a name for himself as a typographer, calligrapher and graphic designer, but also [...]

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Web fonts now available as Value Packs

Our web fonts are now available in Value Packs from Linotype.com, making it both easier and cheaper for you to acquire them: simply click on the web icon on the “Value Packs” button and your favourite font will be added [...]

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Burlingame – optimal legibility
for every application

Carl Crossgrove’s Burlingame was specially designed for use on a monitor. It was originally developed for a computer game, but another font was chosen. Now the Grotesque font has been refined for use on navigation devices. Optimal legibility is the [...]

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The typography world says goodbye –
an obituary for Mike Parker

Mike Parker, long-time Director for Font Development at Mergenthaler Linotype (USA), died in February of this year. Born in England in 1929, he began his typographic career at the age of 30. He worked under Jackson Burke as an assistant at [...]

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