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Hey there!

I'm working on an article for my company's blog on typography and classification systems, and wanted to hear from some typographers and hear their take on it.

Without showing you the entire thing before launch (as it's a beast), I am arguing the idea that typefaces can't be classified, as their morphological properties are too close to each other. I go into the argument that as designers (that's my background - mainly web design, so shoot me) it saves us time, and I go into what different classes are good for.

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a typeface that needs to represent classic NY brownstone and modern high-efficient energy features, such as solar panels pre-installed?

ITC Stone Sans II Builds on Original ITC Stone Sans Design to Improve Versatility and Appearance

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE - News), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the 24-font ITC Stone® Sans II suite of typefaces. Named after its original creator, typeface designer Sumner Stone, the latest additions can be viewed, licensed and downloaded from the company’s e-commerce sites: Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com, Linotype.com and Faces.co.uk.

ITC Stone Sans II Builds on Original ITC Stone Sans Design to Improve Versatility and Appearance

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 3, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the 24-font ITC Stone® Sans II suite of typefaces. Named after its original creator, typeface designer Sumner Stone, the latest additions can be viewed, licensed and downloaded from the company’s e-commerce sites: Fonts.com, ITCFonts.com, Linotype.com and Faces.co.uk.

Hello everyone,

I am in need of your suggestions.

A little background is needed: the University where I work and study is using the Angel LMS. The biblical language professors are trying to find a font that could be standardized for both Hebrew and Greek.*

What are our options, considering the following requirements:

  • Unicode
  • Must have support for Greek & Hebrew (must point correctly in Hebrew)
  • License: something that would allow us to upload to our own server and distribute to registered students only** / or system font (cross-platform compliant)

*They're open to using separate fonts for Hebrew / Greek if needed.
[EDIT] ** Through a secure LMS.

I'd appreciate your help.

Dan

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2 Free typeface Offers

Greater Albion Typefounders have just launched two free typeface promotional offers. Details can be found on their blog.

Hi, typophiles,

Does anyone know what typeface it is in this pic? TIA

Regards,

James Zhou

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FLOOD BOOK, becomes the winner of the 2009 AIGA New Orleans Design Award for experimenting and social relevance. http://www.aiganeworleans.org/events/design-awards

Hey I have to re-create a logo with the Farm Ville type. Does anyone know where I can d/l a free version? Or something closely similar to this:

http://jennylawrence.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/farmville-logo1.jpg

Master typographer Doyald Young has released THE DOYALD YOUNG COLLECTION, the boxed reference set of the celebrated graphic design icon's three acclaimed books on type, font and logotype design. Mr. Young is a recipient of the 2009 AIGA Gold Medal, is a Fellow of the AIGA, and is the Inaugural Master at Art Center College of Design, where he has taught typography and lettering for more than three decades.

Check out the new boxed set Collection at his website:

http://doyaldyoung.com/DYC01.html

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Fibonatrain II

A new family has come

A new pair of serif and sans
For cold assertions to warm anecdotes

Designers heed these words
A well-yoked posture will prevail
Typographers alike, mind this

No more Morisonified faces
Will scourge the surfaces of their pages
For a Garalde, and a new take on Gill
In lieu of the committeed crumbs
A fully-formed featured font

I'm designing my first typeface, I was hoping to get some constructive criticism. I call it Pateo, I'm aiming for a staple sans-serif kind of design, something similar to Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk, Univers and the like. I know its a lot to live up to, but I plan on having many, many drafts. This is my lowercase.

Have at'er boys!

Hi,

what is the font used on nikeplus.com, please?

Thank you very much

Thesis

Indices : Typefaces : Thesis

From LucasFonts

Thesis is a large font superfamily, deisgned in the late 90s by Luc(as) de Groot of LucasFonts. Thesis fonts have become popular and can be seen in various publications or logotypes. The range of weights are designed using de Groot's "interpolation theory".

The fonts include TheSans, a humanist sans-serif similar to Frutiger and Segoe; TheSerif, a slab-serif; TheMix, a slab-serif font lacking some serifs; and just recently, TheAntiqua, a serif font.

Founded by Slobodan Jelesijević and Dušan Jelesijević in May 2009 as an independent boutique font foundry that is the only one of it’s kind in Serbia, Tour de Force Font Foundry has produced high quality original typefaces that are in use globally.

From our glyph laboratory in a small town of Gornji Milanovac, Central Serbia, we have anchored our craftsmanship and reputation on providing the classic European standards of stellar personalised service with our clients across the world.

FF Quadraat is an original typeface by Dutch designer Fred Smeijers, published as part of FSI's FontFont type library. The typeface was named after the Quadraat design studio in Arnhem, the Netherlands, which Smeijers was part of at the time of its release.
Since its original release in 1992 as a small family of serifed text typefaces, FF Quadraat has been expanded into a large family consisting of compatible sans and serif subfamilies, with Headline and Display versions, Condensed and Monospaced varieties.

Foundry:
FF Quadraat fonts at FontFont.com

typeface

Indices : Terminology : Typeface

Typeface is a collection of all typographic characters that share the same design characteristics such as weight, width, inclination, optical size, stroke modulation or treatment of serifs. Helvetica Bold is one typeface, Times Roman is another typeface, Times Bold is yet another typeface.

Discussion:
Type Terminology: Systems? Suites? Super Families?

Indices : Foundries : Characters Font Foundry

Founded by ReneVerkaart in 2004, Characters Font Foundry is an independent Dutch type foundry, designing and selling high quality public- and commisioned typefaces. CFF fonts have been used for corporate identities, websites and packaging.

Besides being a self-taught type designer, René Verkaart is the co-founder of Stoere Binken Design, a renowned Dutch graphic design studio based in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Fonts

Indices : Designers : Rene Verkaart

Rene Verkaart started CharactersFontFoundry in 2004 as the result of a decade of custom logo- and typedesign for clients. Since 1995 he's been running his own graphic design studio, Stoere Binken Design, with a friend. Most of his early typefaces were custom designed for clients.

Most of his typefaces originate in his holidays. "Visiting new places in the world is a big inspiration for creating new typefaces", he says.

All his typefaces are extensively tested by carefully selected BetaTesters. This are renowned graphic designers or design studios that TestDrive the typefaces in practice and give critical feedback to improve the final release versions.

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