The well-developed and award-winning super family FF Milo

At first the only member of Mike Abbink’s FF Milo super family was the humanist sans FF Milo®. In the following years, the font designer added FF Milo® Serif and FF Milo® Slab.

These three fonts are versatile all-rounders, thanks to their generous options: various numeral sets, small caps, ligatures and alternative letterforms. You can use the families for body text, headlines, logos and signalization systems. On their own, they appear strong and unique. They can also combine perfectly, however.

FF Milo and FF Milo Slab are available in nine weights, from Thin to Black, each with matching italics. FF Milo Serif is available in six weights, from Regular to Black, also with matching italics. By the way, FF Milo Serif won the ISTD International Typographic Award in 2001 and was selected along with the sans FF Milo as one of the best fonts of the first decade of the twenty-first century in the Letter.2 competition by ATypI.

Read more exciting info in our feature on FF Milo.

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Demos Next Condensed introductory offer

Dr. Gerard Unger designed the friendly all-rounder Demos Next along with designer Linda Hintz in 2014. Condensed styles with a reduced width have been available since April 2016, as well. The advanced options of Demos Next can now be used to save space in scenarios like magazines or newspapers.

Don’t miss our discounted range of the new, space-saving styles – you can get the Demos Next Condensed Selection for only 99 USD/EUR*. Or get the complete family package for 199 USD/EUR*. Both of our offers are available until June 9.

Learn more about the space-saving Demos Next and don’t miss out on our introductory offer here.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.
** Gross price 236.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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Fonts by Inspiration: Graffiti Fonts

A new post in our popular series of “Fonts by Inspiration” deals with graffiti fonts. Our experts have chosen a selection of fonts that capture the atmosphere of street art. Whether it’s with spray paint, stencil, markers, or brush, graffiti fonts create designs in the public space. With our selection, they can also be used for posters, flyers, music covers or articles of clothing.

Check out the large selection of inspirational graffiti fonts here.

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Video tip: “Edward Johnston – Calligraphy & Type Design with Ewan Clayton”

UK-based calligrapher and lecturer Ewan Clayton presents a portrait of the font designer Edward Johnston in a nearly one-hour talk. The result is an interesting and inspiring picture of Johnston’s life and work.

Johnston designed Johnston Sans for the London underground some 100 years ago. And as Clayton himself notes, the font could be described as “the face of London”. One reason of many why you should look at the exciting video.

You can watch the film directly here.

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New at Linotype.com: the lively script font Romany

Thanks to its many curves and loops, the new script font Romany appears particularly lively, ornamental and somewhat playful. The font from Terrance Weinzierl makes a friendly impression. It has its origins in the historical font from Alfred R. Bosco from the 1930s.

The earlier font version, however, fell into obscurity. Thanks to Weinzierl, the font lives again in a modern, small family with four styles, Regular and Bold with matching and significantly inclined italics. Great potential areas of application include greeting and invitation cards, product packaging and international posters.

Find out more interesting details about the dynamic Romany here.

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Classic Grotesque: three new widths and 42 additional fonts

Up to this point, Rod McDonald’s Classic Grotesque has been available on Linotype.com in 14 basic styles. Now the font has been expanded with three widths to 56 styles. The neutral and friendly font family was originally a modern extension of the historic Monotype Grotesque. Now the font is also available in Condensed, Compressed and Expanded widths.

Classic Grotesque Condensed has had its width reduced a little. The font is still great in high-volume typesetting, however. Classic Grotesque Compressed is extremely narrow and high, to the extent that the font best shows off its strengths in the larger font sizes. Classic Grotesque Extended, on the other hand, has an increased width, which makes for a sense of generosity.

In total, nine styles are available with seven weights, each with a true italic. Thanks to this massive new expansion, the Classic Grotesque family is now suited to a countless number of projects and applications. The friendly all-rounder works well in headlines, body text, logos or signalization systems.

Find out more interesting details on the new widths of the Classic Grotesque.

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Book tip: “Tschicholds Faszikel: Unbekanntes von und zu Jan Tschichold”

Eighty-two pages in length, the book “Tschicholds Faszikel: Unbekanntes von und zu Jan Tschichold” (“Tschichold’s Fascicle: Unknown from and on Jan Tschichold”) contains collected print materials that belonged to German typographer Jan Tschichold. It was published last year by Jost Hochuli.
The lovingly designed booklet exhibits Tschichold’s fascicle, which the Tschichold family donated to the St. Gallen Center for the Book in the Vadiana Canton Library. The bundle contains materials like newspaper and magazine clippings, brochures, font samples, letters and much more, which Tschichold collected for decades.

Jost Hochuli’s book not only presents the individual finds, but describes the content of each fascicle (bundle) in detail and explains their meaning and context.

“Tschicholds Faszikel” appeared in early 2015 from the Edition Ostschweiz publishing house – you can pick up your copy directly there.

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Complete Foundry Gridnik family for only 199 USD/EUR*

The drafts for the font Foundry Gridnik were originally designed by the Dutch designer Wim Crouwel. Font designer David Quay revised and expanded the design and now Foundry Gridnik is available on special offer on Linotype.com. For one week, you can get the grid-based font for only 199 USD/EUR* and save 300 USD/EUR or 60% compared to the normal price. Foundry Gridnik is available in a total of ten styles and has a modern, stencil-like character. It is particularly well suited to logos and headlines.

Don’t hesitate, get the one week introductory offer here.

* Gross price 236.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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24 hour special: Agmena family for only 99 USD/EUR*

You can now get the complete Agmena font family by well-known designer Jovica Veljović for only 99 USD/EUR* on Linotype.com. This saves you 380 USD/EUR or 80% compared to the normal price.
The offer includes eight styles, from Book to Bold, each with a matching italic, in OpenType Pro format.

Don’t miss our offer – available for 24 hours only. Get the perfect book font for your next project.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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The Berlin Conference “Transformations in Letterpress Printing”

To what extent has printing developed and transformed historically? What practices and aesthetics of printing techniques have influenced the design practice in analogue and digital applications?
Speakers from academia and typography will address these and other questions at the Humboldt University in Berlin on June 9 and 10. Guests include Fred Smeijers, Nelly Gable, Erik Spiekermann and many other interesting personalities. The conference was launched in the project “Matter of Typography” in cooperation with the Offizin Haag-Drugulin printing office and the Verein für die Schwarze Kunst (Association for the Black Art).

Get more information about the event here.

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