Re:Publica 12 and the Twitter Wall

I just came back home from re:publica 12, a fantastic event bringing together bloggers, self-acclaimed internet rebels, internet marketeers, social web rock stars and designers. In the center of attention at this year’s congress was the analog Twitter wall conceived [...]

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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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Typecasting carries on in Darmstadt

The last months have been very critical of the continued existence of the type casting department in the Darmstadt Museum “Haus der Industriekultur.” The owner of the production and distribution company “Schriftenservice Stempel” has dissolved the company end of 2011. [...]

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New and notable typography app

This app allows you to take pictures of type in use and share it on Fontli’s network, on Twitter, or on Facebook. Also, you can geotag the picture, spot up to three typefaces and comment on the typeface in use. [...]

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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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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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Five of our Typefaces won ATypI Competition Letter.2

561 typefaces were submitted, only 53 got an award. Five of them are coming from Linotype’s and Monotype Imaging’s typeface libraries. What I’m talking about is the Letter.2 typeface design competition that was hosted by the well-known typographic organization Association [...]

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An interview with Anders Francker

The recent visit of the Danish designer Anders Francker to Linotype was the perfect opportunity for an interview. The designer of the Francker typeface family, a successful autodidact who never completed conventional studies in design, revealed fascinating insights into a [...]

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Tweet for better Arabic typography online

There are practically no references at all for anything to do with Arabic Web Fonts. So, I’ve spent my day in a long tweetathon about anything related to the topic. Here are some of my tweets put together: #ArabicWebFonts Browser [...]

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