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According to Steve Lee, product marketing manager for Monotype Imaging's creative professional division:

Many Web design­ers have been ask­ing how Monotype Imaging sup­ports iPhone® and iPad® devices using Fonts.com Web Fonts ser­vice. These devices are known for super­ior dis­play qual­ity, and as our test­ing and usage have shown, there’s no excep­tion when it comes to Web fonts. The iPhone 4, for example, with its 960-by-640-pixel res­ol­u­tion at 326 ppi (higher than early laser print­ers), renders text that is simply stun­ning. Web fonts really shine when zoom­ing to see con­tent up close, thanks to their amaz­ing sharp­ness and clarity.

Our approach to Mobile Safari® sup­port can be summed up in two words: sim­pli­city and control.

LeFrançois is a typeface in OpenType format based on 3 series of capitals.
It seems to be classical but some glyphs show that it's not so conventional.
It's seems to be a typical French type, that's why its name is LeFrançois (with the accent please !)
With a particular work on kerning (about 5000 !) and ligatures, you'll be able to compose words as logotypes thanks to capitals and small caps.
It will be soon available at http://www.editions205.fr

Monotype Imaging Announces the Commercial Launch of Fonts.com Web Fonts
New Offering Provides Best Font Selection, Language Support and Workflow Solution for Web Designers

WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 14, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, today announced the general availability of Fonts.com Web Fonts, the company’s cloud-based solution that enables thousands of high-quality fonts to be used in Web page design. Subscription plans are now available at www.webfonts.fonts.com for anyone who creates for the Web, from brand managers, publishers and advertising agencies to non-profit organizations, institutions and bloggers across the globe.

Highlights of Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com Web Fonts solution:

For any NYC area typophiles still looking for a way to study typeface design this fall: SVA will be offering a version of my sold out workshop from this past summer, Turning Letters Into Type, on Monday nights from Sept. 20 through Dec. 13 (and again in the spring, so the two could also be taken in sequence as beginner and advanced versions).

There are still some spaces available and registration is here. The summer workshop was super fun, be great to have you along this fall!

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DeLuxe Gothic Release from Alphabet Soup


Alphabet Soup has changed the name of its “Bank Gothic AS” to “DeLuxe Gothic“ due to threatened legal action. Having great respect for the original designer of Bank Gothic, Mr. Morris Fuller Benton, they chose the name DeLuxe Gothic because it was the name that The Intertype Corporation used for their version of this classic font during the early years of the 20th Century.

Unlike the traditional Bank Gothic fonts, DeLuxe Gothic contains a complete set of lowercase letters. Coincidental to the release of this renamed font, there's a Special Promotion running on MyFonts: 50% off this font for one time only—and for a limited time.

P22 Type Foundry proudly announces the release of P22 Flora Mambo, a set of fonts based on the distinctive style of 20th century illustrator Jim Flora.

Most widely known for his Jazz album covers of the 1940s & 50s, Flora's style shows his fantastic imagination and bold graphic style. The P22 Flora Mambo font set contains a two-part font that allows you to achieve two-color text in the style of Flora’s iconic 1955 album design “Mambo for Cats” as well as a set of 72 “Flornaments.”

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Natural and Pure type

A pure and natural typeface, in four weights, spring, summer, fall and winter.
More info: www.ateliervanwageningen.nl

Boston, MA and Elk Grove Village, IL -- August 19, 2010 -- The Font Bureau, Inc. and Ascender Corporation today announced Webtype.com, a new venture to serve web designers and developers with publication-quality fonts to improve the typography and readability of websites. The service is available now at http://www.Webtype.com with a variety of custom web font options to accommodate websites of all sizes.

In the past, technical issues limited how fonts could be used on websites, but a lot has changed in the last couple years. Web designers have probably heard about new options for using fonts other than the handful of “web-safe” choices like Verdana and Georgia in their web designs.

International Competition to Recognize Designers and Websites that Integrate Web Fonts to their Greatest Use

WOBURN, Mass., Aug 17, 2010 -- Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced the Web Font Awards, an international competition designed to recognize websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. The Web Font Awards will be sponsored by Monotype Imaging with support from Carsonified, a UK-based company that produces events for Web professionals.

The annual conference "Tage der Typografie" are being held for the 12th time this year from the 5th to 7th November in Düsseldorf, Germany. The organiser Peter Reichard invited Veronika this year to give a weekend workshop as part of the events.

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FAN SCRIPT - A NEW SUDTIPOS RELEASE
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We are proud to announce the release of our new typeface Fan Script


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A typeface basically focus in sports but with a strong contemporary attitute
and ready to be used in any kind of projects.

We have designed a PDF specimen to show some of the possibilities of the font.

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New Bold Monday release: Panno Text

Panno Text is a reworking and extension of Panno (now renamed Panno Sign) and is optimised for continuous text. Similar to its signage counterpart it has narrow proportions, a very large x-height and open counters. The design of Panno can be characterised as simple and robust with little difference between its thickest and thinnest parts. Panno can serve as a perfect replacement for DIN in situations where the latter might feel too constructed or too cold. It will feel comfortable in many different environments whether that might be in editorial use, in corporate identities or in manuals.

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Just Another Foundry releases Peacock

Just Another Foundry proudly presents:
Brian Jaramillo's fabulous new display font, JAF Peacock.

From the filmmakers' blog at http://signpaintermovie.blogspot.com/:

The Sign Painter movie is currently in Production as of March 2010. This documentary is about sign painters in America. Those who were and still are walking the streets and using their talent to get a message across. You see their work daily on windows, sandwich-boards, boats, cars, billboards, in businesses, playgrounds, farmers markets and even theme parks to name a handful of spots.

LAC Sans was developed, in collaboration with design studio FM milano, for a pitch for the new identity program of the Center of Contemporary Art in Lugano, Italy. It is a vast project embracing many different sectors of the center, from music to theater to art. Therefore FM milano's idea was to connect all these entities with a unique typeface that would give the center recognisibility and character. The first weight to be developed was a display version to be used on posters, in the logotype and other promotional material. The typeface would then, if accepted, be expanded into a broader range of weights.

Tan.

More high quality fonts from TypeTogether
ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!

The OpenType version, full commercial licence, of Rue Display Semibold can be downloaded free of charge. As a part of TypeTogether's permanent efforts to promote and encourage high quality typography we are distributing this FREE COMMERCIAL LICENCE of Rue Display Semibold, the beautiful organic sans serif designed by Winnie

DOWNLOAD: http://www.type-together.com/index.php?action=carro/getFreeFont_3
USE CODE TO DOWNLOAD: 5bd6cdcc

It’s here! The first official Bold Monday type specimen: A5 format, 64 beautifully designed pages, produced in two colour offset printing, glue bound and showing all of our typeface designs including custom work and upcoming releases.

With guest contributions by Donald Beekman, Liza Enebeis & Marc van der Heijden, Koen Geurts, Bart de Haas, Léon&Loes, Max Kisman, René Knip, Dennis Koot, Indra Kupferschmid, Tobias Peier, R2 and Jesse Skolnik.

Order your copy now at http://www.boldmonday.com/en/specimen/

Bold Monday
www.boldmonday.com

FF Suhmo
FF Suhmo is inspired by classic Egyptian and typewriter fonts such as Courier and American Typewriter, which feature headline and text use. This impressive duality was a guideline for the concept of Alex Rütten.

205 is a new type foundry founded in 2010 by Damien Gautier (Lyon, France)
Almost display fonts but not only...
Opentype fonts, it's sure! With opentype features (ligatures, alternate glyphs, etc.)

Already available :
– Amiral : a strong stencil typeface (uppercases only)
– Bloo : a four cut font in homage to "Codex80" by Jean Alessandrini
– Caporal : an elegant stencil font
– Colonel : a four cut stencil font – uppercases and lowercases – : cut, rounded and sharp angles
– LeChaufferie : a display font with 1200 ligatures !
– Robin : a dingbats font with infinite possibilities thanks to 5000 kerning pairs

Éditions Deux-Cent-Cinq publishes also books on typography, architecture and contemporary photography.
Visit the website : http://www.editions205.fr

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced that fonts from its Helvetica®, Frutiger®, Futura® and Garamond typeface families are shipping with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X5, the newest professional graphics applications suite from Corel Corp. Comprising 32 fonts from the Linotype® collection, the designs have also marked their debut in any CorelDRAW product.

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the 16-font ITC New Esprit™ typeface family into the ITC® typeface collection. Available in both text and display versions, ITC New Esprit can be viewed, licensed and downloaded from the company’s Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com and Linotype.com e-commerce sites.

“ITC New Esprit beautifully blends precision and legibility with personality and lyricism,” said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging. “It’s also an exceptionally comprehensive typeface family.”

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Condiment

We are proud to announce the release of Condiment, the lastest Sudtipos addition to your typographic design recipes.

About Condiment.
Condiment adds flavor to your design. The new font by Koziupa and Paul’s is prepared of powdered soft shapes mixed with brush-drawn letters and tasty alternates conveniently tucked into the OpenType programming (for those programs that support such functionality.) The font includes many alternates and support for Latin-based languages (Including Central European, Baltic, Turkish and Welsh).

Elk Grove Village, IL -- July 13, 2010 -- Ascender Corporation is pleased to announce that the Canada Type font design studio has come to a font distribution agreement with Ascender.

Rebecca Alaccari and Patrick Griffin founded the Toronto-based Canada Type back in early 2004. Since its establishment, Canada Type has created a variety of high-quality typefaces popular with design professionals and creative enthusiasts. The Canada Type fonts have appeared on everything from large corporate projects to small personal design work.

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Plantin Societry: expert classes on type design

From the end of September 2010, expert classes on type design will be provided by the Plantin Society in Antwerp. The secrets behind the contemporary formal typographic representations of the Latin script, i.e. the underlying harmonic, proportional and rhythmic structures of the capital, roman and italic letters and the related typographic conventions and rules, will be analyzed and dissected. Available software for font production for Mac OS, Windows and Linux, like (but not limited to) FontLab Studio, FontForge and DTL FontMaster, will be reviewed and first steps towards designing type will be made.

The lessons are divided into two modules; for the first module no specific entry level is required, for attending the second module, the first one has to be successfully completed.

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TypeCon2010 Registration Now Open!

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) presents its annual letterfest in the City of the Angels this summer, featuring more than 70 of the brightest names in type and design, including:
Akira Kobayashi, Doyald Young, Jill Bell, Teri Kahan, Andrew Byrom, Sean Adam, Richard Kegler, Kevin Larson, Jean Françous Porchez, Hank Richardson, Matthew Carter, John Downer, Gerald Bieler, Chaz Bojorquez, Ricardo Martins, Johanna Drucker, Kris Sowersby, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Shelley Gruendler, Miguel Sousa, Adam Twardoch, Satya Rajpurohit, Adrian Wilson, and many more.

Topics being covered at TypeCon2010 include an eye-popping look at antique lettering of the textile trade, the typography of Disneyland, a documentary on the life and work of Jim Rimmer, the current state of web fonts, an exploration of a graduate program in type design in the US, and much more.

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