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Indices : Publications
See also: Writers
Graphic Design Publications
Bulletins of The Serving Library
CAP & Design
Since 1994 this traditional event will be held around June/July in Leipzig, Germany at the Museum für Druckkunst.
In 2007 it will be held on the 16. and 17. of June under the banner »Made in Europe«.
Gesellschaft zu Förderung der Druckkunst Leipzig e.V.
Prof. R. Abdullah
Best known for his involvement with Typophile, Jared Benson is an interface designer with an insatiable typographic addiction. He launched Typophile on his birthday in April 2000 in hopes of creating a venue where designers could get together to share knowledge and critique one another's work. Jared originally vetted the idea for Typophile with Jonathan Hoefler while interning at The Hoefler Type Foundry in summer of 1999, and later launched it as a component of his BFA thesis.
When he's not spending every waking moment working on Typophile, he's acting as Executive Creative Director at San Francisco interface design firm Punchcut. From 2004-2010, he served as a member of the FontFont TypeBoard.
Indices : Font Retailers
Font Retailers sell fonts from several, and in some cases, many different foundries. Many foundries also sell their own fonts directly and sometimes in addition to selling through a retailer.
Many of today's font retailers also carry their own font collection, such as Veer's Umbrella Collection, FontShop's FontFont foundry and Phil's Fonts with Garage Fonts. In other scenarios there are large foundries that have spun off a retail arm, such as Bitstream's MyFonts and Monotype's Fonts.com.
Here is what people have said about Yves Peters:
"I'm just a glorified type nerd, really"
Joe Pemberton is a graphic designer and a founding partner of San Francisco-based interface design firm, Punchcut. Prior to founding Punchcut in 2002, Joe and Jared Benson partnered on the development of Typophile. Joe was a creative director for Razorfish (in the New York and San Francisco offices) and also at the New York advertising agency, Merkeley Newman Harty where, among other projects, he designed the JetBlue Airways identity and livery system.
Typophile user profile: http://typophile.com/user/1160
He was the State of Utah's junior birdcall champion in 1987, and remains the Guinness Book of World Records' recordholder for longest uninterrupted beatbox: 4 hours and 12 minutes.
He enjoys monkeybread, camping and kittens.
He once ate 22 hard-boiled eggs in a single sitting.
A type foundry is a type design studio that produces typefaces for commercial use or sale.
The term foundry has its roots in dead technology wherein type makers would cut their sorts out of metal. Some modern type designers are transitioning to the term type studio instead.
See also Foundries.
MRF (MAC Rhino Fonts) was established in 2003, but founder Stefan Hattenbach has been producing fonts since 1997. The foundry operates as an independent studio, collaborating with its partners in various disciplines whenever necessary.
MRF has accelerated its type design efforts since 2004. This will continue, along with advertising and graphic design work. In most cases, their typefaces are available from a variety of quality vendors: Fountain Type Foundry, PsyOps Type Foundry, and Veer. In the future, a unique collection of typefaces will be available exclusively through MRF.
The firm of Joh. Enschedé en Zonen was established in Haarlem (Netherlands) in 1703. It is widely recognized as one of Holland’s finest printing houses. Enschedé prints banknotes and stamps for the Dutch government, fine art catalogues, and commercial high-quality work.
Enschedé started type manufacturing in 1743 after purchasing the foundry of Hendrik Wetstein. From its early years the typefoundry was the most important part of Enschedé’s business. The famous punchcutter Joan Michael Fleischman was employed there in the eighteenth century. Its type business flourished throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and in the twentieth century the foundry achieved widespread international acclaim through the design and production of types by Sjoerd H. de Roos and Jan van Krimpen. In 1978, to celebrate their 275th anniversary, Enschedé commissioned Bram de Does, one of Holland’s leading typographers, to design a typeface specifically for phototypesetting. The result was Trinité, a face which clearly shows its provenance and which continues the tradition of type design established at Enschedé so many years before.
Succinctly put, the x-height is the height of the lowercase x in a given alphabet.
In the past x-height was stated by some as a proportion of the cap height. In digital fonts, the x-height is specified in the font as a proportion of the Em, typically with 1000 or 2048 units to the Em. Additionally, many typographers state the x-height as a proportion of the total vertical span of the lowercase, often limited to simply the ascender height. This practice is based on the realization that lowercase letters constitute approximately 95% of text.
Small caps have many uses, but are primarily used for initials in body copy, such as NASA, NATO or the UN. The aim of this use is to diminish the visual awkwardness of capital letters hindering the flow of a paragraph. (Text figures are also used for better flow in body text versus lining figures.)
From Nick Shinn:
Here are some differing strategies for “Caps with Small Caps” titling.
I don’t think any of them are ideal for this typeface.
In the designated small cap font the small cap is, as I said earlier, too wide.
Fontographer is design software; an application for designing fonts and exporting various font file formats.
The program first appeared on the market in 1985, released by Altsys, a software developer from Texas. Altsys, who developed Fontographer from version 1.0–4.0 was bought during the early 1990s by Macromedia. Macromedia then released version 4.1.
Strictly speaking, a fanatic of all things type-related or typographic. In a broader sense, a lover of letters. This looser definition encompasses writing and lettering as areas of interest. See also typophilism.
Typophile launched 16 April 2000. Typophile originally launched with exclusive articles and online courses from Jonathan Hoefler based on his Yale lectures as well as articles from Three Island Press and TypeRight.
Punchcut is an interface design company, specializing in interfaces for devices: mobile, television and embedded-screen experiences. Punchcut maintains Typophile, a community for type designers, graphic designers and educators.
In addition to a broad array of consumer, mobile and entertainment brands, Punchcut has designed user interfaces and communications collateral for companies such as Hoefler and Frere-Jones, TypoBrand, FontShop and fStop.
Punchcut was founded in 2002.
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Dear Sarah is a Victorian era handwriting font designed by Christian Robertson in 2004. The typeface is based on his own handwriting and named after his wife, Sarah Robertson. Dear Sarah was developed in both AAT and OpenType versions.
Dear Sarah is sold exclusively through Veer.
FSI FontShop International (www.FontShop.com) was founded in Berlin in 1988 by Erik Spiekermann and Joan Spiekermann, who were then husband and wife. FontShop is the original font reseller in digital type history. There are 6 independent FontShops (licensors of the FontShop concept) in Europe, Australia, and the USA.
FSI produces the FontFont typeface library and publishes FontBook, the most comprehensive printed reference on digital typefaces. In 2000 FSI started a royalty free image company called fStop (fStopimages.com).
FontShop also produces the publication Font.
Indices : Software
For web-based applications, see. Tools.
Font Editors - for the design and publishing of font files
Font Development Software -
Font Validation Software -
Font Management Software - for managing fonts installed on computer systems
Design Applications - graphic design, composition
Python Scripts - scripts for advanced type designers
Revision Control - software to keep track of the revision history of computer files
Font.org: Font-related Software