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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Interview with Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson, director of Linotype: The Film   During Typo Berlin 2011, I had the opportunity to speak with Doug Wilson about the upcoming Linotype: The Film documentary. Oh his site for the film, Doug writes, “The film tells the [...]

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Radio Portrait of Eric Gill (1961)

As part of retrospective on British sculptors, the BBC has recently re-published a 1961 radio program on Eric Gill (1882–1940). This hour-long discussion of Gill’s life and work may be streamed from the BBC Archive website. Most readers of our [...]

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Webfonts update: WOFF format now supported by all major browsers

What a day! Apple didn’t only gave us Mac OS X Lion, no Apple’s Safari is also supporting the WOFF format. Last year at the Webfontday in Munich, ATypI in Ireland and many more conferences, speakers already predicted that the [...]

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Displaying Digital Fonts (Part 1 of 5)

In the Analogy of the Cave, by the ancient philosopher Plato, humans cannot directly see “real” things. Everything happening around them occurs behind their backs, projected onto a wall by a light that is even further behind them. These people [...]

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Linotype birthday

The Linotype machine needed matrices. And that is something special. The shape and the teeth of the matrices has never changed. She ran from the first to the last machine in the magazines and even all competitors used the same [...]

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TryType II: Experiments in Motion Graphics

With trytype I everything was about graphic design: For two semesters under the leadership of Prof. Guido Ludes, students at the University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden experimented with selected typefaces from Linotype.The results ranged from linear black-and-white graphics all the [...]

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Precious thoughts, Visual Languages & Brand Perfect Hamburg

Today, I am providing you with a short intro to two of our “young gun” speakers for Brand Perfect Hamburg at 14th of June: Johannes Schardt and Christophe Stoll. Johannes and Christophe are running the design studio precious in Hamburg. [...]

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