New and on sale: the sans serif Kairos Sans
for only 99 USD/EUR*

Kairos™, which was created last year by designer Terrance Weinzierl, has a new addition to the family: Kairos™ Sans. The sans serif, octagonal sister font also comes without curves and is suitable for headlines as well as for shorter texts. The font fits perfectly into the fields of sports, the outdoors and technical designs.
Get the new Kairos Sans on Linotype.com for only 99 USD/EUR* up until March 10. You get all 48 styles in OpenType Pro format – or more precisely: eight weights, each with three widths, including italics and the special styles of Kairos Sans Rough, which has an incomplete color application.

Find out more about the exciting Kairos Sans here.
Download the complete family for 99 USD/EUR* here.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR including German sales tax.
The offer does not apply to holders of user accounts, who already receive a fixed price reduction.

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New: Save 5-10% when purchasing multiple fonts

Now you can really save when buying fonts on Linotype.com. We’re offering the following rebate for all fonts in the Linotype, Monotype, ITC and many partner libraries: purchase two fonts from the same foundry and obtain a 5% discount. Buying 3 or more fonts saves you 10%. These discounts are available effective immediately.

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Script fonts theme in the new series “Fonts by Inspiration”

If you are looking for fonts with a personal character, we have the right selection for you.
On Linotype.com you’ll find our “Fonts by Inspiration” series with selected calligraphic fonts and handwritten typefaces. Classic, ornate or elegant, they are perfect for invitations, greeting cards, personal messages or even headlines.

Be inspired by our beautiful, selected scripts here.

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New: Interview with Terrance Weinzierl

As a part of the Linotype.com Eric Gill series, which includes Terrance Weinzierl’s Joanna® Sans Nova, among others, Weinzierl answered some questions for us.
He discovered his passion for font design during his studies. He took courses, gained a lot of knowledge and began to create his own fonts, which he continues to do to this day. Currently Terrance Weinzierl works as a typeface designer at Monotype. His newest font, Joanna Sans Nova, resulted from that work. “I wanted to create a font with Gill flair, but one that is more harmonious in its extreme strengths than Gill Sans® and with my personal touch,” Weinzierl noted. He was inspired by Eric Gill’s original font Joanna® and eventually worked for three years to complete Joanna Sans Nova.
Weinzierl explained the design process in greater detail, what difficulties came up and to what style he would attribute Joanna Sans Nova.

Read the fascinating interview with designer Terrance Weinzierl here.

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FF Real Text and FF Real Head: Erik Spiekermann’s friendly super family

German designer Erik Spiekermann always wanted to design a font from a poster style of the commercial typeface Akzidenz Grotesk®. He succeeded in doing this with FF Real™. The neutral, yet friendly font was already put to use in his biography, “Hallo ich bin Erik”, which demonstrates the functionality of the FF Real family as a book font.
Spiekermann first designed two styles, one for body text and one for headlines. He named the fonts FF Real™ Text and FF Real™ Head.
Characteristic of the typeface are the open counters, large X-height, and the slightly structured appearance. Designer Ralph Olivier du Carrois then cleaned up and refined the outlines of the font.
FF Real Text and FF Real Head were finally expanded with 13 styles, from Hairline to Black, with additional small caps, ligatures, number sets and a number of symbols.

Find out more details about the friendly FF Real Text and FF Real Head here.

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“Do it, with love. 100 Creative Essentials”


Creative advertising executive Frank Bodin published creative food for thought on his Twitter account every day for a year. The 100 best of these have now been published in the book “Do it, with love. 100 Creative Essentials”. The book, designed with the font Akko by Akira Kobayashi, serves as an inspiration and motivation for the creative life.

You can purchase the book from the Hermann Schmidt publishing company.

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TYPO Day Hamburg

Friday, February 19, 2016 is the date for the TYPO Day in Hamburg. The main focus of this one-day font seminar is the topic e-publishing. You can look forward to fascinating presentations by the four speakers Fabian Kern, Andrea Nienhaus, Frank Rausch and Atilla Korap, stimulating discussions and Q & A sessions.

Click here for more information on the upcoming TYPO Day.

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Logo design with the help of fonts

The YouTube channel Computer Arts posted an interesting and informative video about a logo design job that was completed with the help of a typeface.
The client was the company “Mister Cooper”, which makes ice cream for adults, often with alcohol or other flavors.
In the video, which runs just under six minutes, Senior Designer Kath Tudball from johnson banks explains the development process from initial sketches to the finished corporate design, e.g. how the shape of the lips formed the company name consisting of negative space with a colored area.
The video is particularly exciting for anyone interested in the development process in the design of handwritten typography.

Watch the complete video from Computer Arts here.

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The extended FF Fago family

Designer Ole Schäfer has created more than just a family in FF Fago.
With FF Fago, FF Fago Correspondence Sans and Serif as well as FF Fago Monospaced, he has created a versatile and elaborate extended family. The font is suitable for print, as well as web and office applications.
The five weights of FF Fago have three widths each and matching italics. They have already been put to use successfully in a number of projects in packaging design, editorial design, poster design and navigation systems.
FF Fago Correspondence Sans and FF Fago Correspondence Serif are particularly well-suited to office and business correspondence. The robust word image demonstrates perfect legibility on screen as well as on printed materials and is available in two weights with italic styles.
FF Fago Monospaced is reminiscent of old typewriter fonts. Thanks to the uniform width, it is particularly suitable for tables, for example, and offers a selection of three different weights.

Find out more about this extended family from Ole Schäfer on Linotype.com.

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New on Linotype.com: the Arabic script Bustani

Naskh is one of the classical calligraphic styles of Arabic font. Bustani™, now available on Linotype.com, replicates this style and offers numerous variations for combinations of words and lines. The font can also reproduce fully vocalized text, which makes it particularly well suited to scientific texts.

Purchase the new and versatile Bustani on Linotype.com here.

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