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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Interview with designer Stefan Claudius

The 42-year-old designer Stefan Claudius discovered his love for font design very early in life. When he was still at school he constructed and arranged letters in the squares in his exercise books. Even then he felt impelled to experiment, [...]

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More than 500 high-quality Japanese fonts
are available as of now on Linotype.com

Many of these designs, which have just been integrated into the font portfolio, are available outside Japan for the first time and originated from the prestigious Japanese font suppliers, Iwata, JiyuKobo, Motoya, Ricoh and Type Project. These fonts, which have [...]

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eText fonts for optimum on-screen display quality

Whether on smartphones, tablets or eReaders, texts can be optimally reproduced on-screen with the aid of eText fonts. In the past, it was difficult to present text in a suitable form on screens with small dimensions. For this reason, fonts [...]

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“Scribe” – the latest book by John Stevens

In his book “Scribe: Artist of the Written Word”, the American calligrapher John Stevens provides a retrospective of the highlights of his typographic oeuvre. His work in the realms of calligraphy and letter design passes in review on its 264 pages. [...]

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Licences for apps, eBooks and servers now available from Linotype.com

Now directly available from Linotype.com are licences not only for desktop and Web fonts, but also for the use of fonts with mobile apps (iOS, Android and Windows RT platforms), electronic publications (such as eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers) and servers. [...]

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