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Grafik 8
London, England - 31 January 2005
What's in the latest issue.  More details...

Compatil meets Mövenpick
London, England - 31 January 2005
Linotype announces that their Compatil type system "now serves as a central design element for communicating the new brand values of the multinational corporation Mövenpick".  More details...

Font masterclass pt. 2
Digit - 31 January 2005
Digit has posted part two of its font masterclass.  More details...

No serifs, this is football!
Ottawa, Canada - 31 January 2005
Explaining what the Canadian Football League needs in the way of typography for its redesigned player jerseys branding expert Mike Berland declares "I use Arial -- it's big, simple, straight-forward and says a lot about me -- versus a serif font, which has a bunch of frilly things around it and which I don't like."  More details...

P22 news
Buffalo, NY. - 31 January 2005
New releases and other news from P22.  More details...

January font news in the book
The Web - 31 January 2005
2005 got off to a blistering pace when it came to font news, with over eighty news-worthy stories being reported here since January 3. Check our January archive for links to any stories you might have missed.  More details...

The Typographer's Dream
SF, CA. - 28 January 2005
San Francisco's Encore Theatre Company is putting on a production of Adam Bock’s The Typographer's Dream, described as "a smart new comedy in which a typographer, a geographer, and a stenographer obsess over their professions, their identities, and Canada over dinner and several bottles of wine".  More details...

Languages, fonts and Windows XP
Redmond, WA. - 28 January 2005
A great article from May 2003, on fonts and language groups in Windows XP.  More details...

Fonts & music
bbc.co.uk - 28 January 2005
Who says fonts and music don't mix? A band in England calls themselves The Lucida Console - I wonder if Chuck Bigelow knows?  More details...

My Valentine, my fonts
Myfonts.com - 28 January 2005
It's that time of year again, and Myfonts offers a fresh crop of Valentine themed fonts.  More details...

SF font scene exposed!
sfweekly - 27 January 2005
Is San Francisco the hub of the typographic univers? sfweekly writer Karen Zuercher seems to think so, and writes about it in this account of last week's typo film fest.  More details...

May the font be with you, again
starwars.com - 27 January 2005
Every font fan knows that the recent Star Wars movies use Franklin Gothic for subtitles, but now a posting to starwars.com reveals that George Lucas himself is a stickler for good line-breaks.  More details...

Designers speak in Comic Sans
New York, NY. - 27 January 2005
Proving that they have an 'eye' for a good font, the Type Directors Club uses Microsoft's Comic Sans to full effect in a recruitment ad' appearing in this month's eye magazine.  More details...

Justin Howes moves on
London, UK. - 26 January 2005
Justin Howes is leaving London's Type Museum to pursue other typographic research activities.  More details...

Clearview rolls into Alabama
Birmingham, AL. - 26 January 2005
The Clearview signage font world tour continues, with a stop in Birmingham.  More details...

TypeCon NYC town meeting
The TDC Office, NYC - 26 January 2005
Excitement is already building for TypeCon 2005, which takes place in New York City in July. Planning is underway and interested parties can attend an upcoming town meeting about the event.  More details...

It's lava at first sight
Creativepro - 25 January 2005
John Berry erupts with praise for Sumner Stone's latest type family, Magma.  More details...

Chank redesign and sale
Minneapollis, MN. - 25 January 2005
ChankChank is kicking off the new year the right way with a sale and a free font. Skate on over to the redesigned Chank.com to take advantage of all the great offers.
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Myfonts sells its Millionth font
MyFonts.com - 25 January 2005
MyFonts sells 1,000,000th font - the official press release.  More details...

Between art and text
London, England - 24 January 2005
New creations and experimentations from Artext.  More details...

ATypI call for papers
ATypI.org - 24 January 2005
Announcing the opening of the Call for Papers and Presentation Proposals for the ATypI Helsinki 2005 conference.  More details...

TypoTechnica deadline looms
London, England - 23 January 2005
There are still a few spots left for Linotype's TypoTechnica conference. Book now to avoid disappointment.  More details...

The biggest Trebuchet ever
Canada - 20 January 2005
Joe Clark observes what is perhaps the largest rendering of Trebuchet MS in all of Canada.  More details...

Anti-piracy group gets fonts
UK - 20 January 2005
Britain's anti software-piracy group FAST, announces an initiative to reward companies that write clear licenses with a 'kite mark'. Recently the organization led a effort to encourage companies to properly license fonts, and went as far as having its own custom font created.

NYT on Clearview
New York, NY. - 20 January 2005
The New York Times has an article (sign-in needed) on Clearview.

Printer's Type...
London, England - 19 January 2005
Those interested in fonts and typography should place their pre-orders now for this upcoming book by Richard Southall.  More details...

Dying languages
bbcnews.com - 19 January 2005
BBC piece on dying languages.  More details...

Barchowsky's fluent hand
New York, NY. - 19 January 2005
A short NYT Education piece on handwriting skills, talks to Nan Jay Barchowsky, the teacher behind the Barchowsky Fluent Hand typeface.

Fonts masterclass
Digit - 19 January 2005
Digit Magazine has posted part one of their fonts masterclass.  More details...

An exclusive Veer Device
Canada - 18 January 2005
Veer announces thirty new fonts via Typophile.  More details...

New from Feliciano
Portugal - 18 January 2005
New typefaces from the Feliciano Type Foundry.  More details...

Alphabet Design offer extended
Ontario, Canada. - 18 January 2005
Canadian font developer Alphabet Design has extended its policy of donating 100% of it's proceeds from font sales to WorldVision in support of Tsunami victims.  More details...

They sold a million!
MyFonts.com - 18 January 2005
MyFonts has sold over one million fonts.  More details...

Avalon preview
Redmond, WA. - 18 January 2005
The Avalon team has provided a version of the November 2004 Avalon Community Technology Preview for the general public.  More details...

Windows fonts basic training
About.com - 18 January 2005
About.com's Desktop Publishing section is running a five part online course for Windows users starting our with fonts.  More details...

Astype ships Gracia
Germany - 17 January 2005
Andreas Seidel announces the release of Gracia, a classic connected script design coming in four flavors: No. 44, 45, 54 & 55.  More details...

Typographer.org rides again
London, England - 14 January 2005
David Earls is looking for a few good contributors to help get the new Typographer.org off the ground.

Type gets seccond billing
Mediapost - 14 January 2005
Premiere magazine's new art director Dirk Barnett makes an unsurprising revelation in this Mediapost article.  More details...

Passion of the Fonts
South Bend - 14 January 2005
The South Bend Tribune's article on an exhibit of John Sherman's typographic work.  More details...

Diner update
fontdiner.com - 14 January 2005
The Font Diner presents a new free font inspired by classic 1940s department store marquee letters.  More details...

One million fonts!
MyFonts.com - 13 January 2005
MyFonts has sold almost one million fonts. Buy the millionth and you will win a prize.  More details...

Film Fest re-run
SF, CA. - 13 January 2005
The organizers of the Typophile Film Festival have arranged for a second showing of tonight's screening. Those who couldn’t register online are encouraged to turn up for the 9pm screening.  More details...

New FontFonts
USA & Germany - 13 January 2005
The latest FontFont release features five original typeface families including FF Nexus, which is unique in its integrated design - four harmonious fonts built on the same skeleton.  More details...

Format painter gets press
Richmond, VA. - 13 January 2005
Doug Stanley offers advice for Microsoft Office users on the little known, but highly usful 'format painter' feature which "offers a time-saving way of copying formatting from one element to another, such as text in Word".

ICTVC proceedings discount
ATypI.org - 12 January 2005
The Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication are being made available to ATypI members at a 15% discount.  More details...

Font Agent 3
SF, CA. - 12 January 2005
Insider software has issued a press release announcing Font Agent 3 for the Mac.  More details...

Oakknoll offer 'digital books'
Newcastle, DE. - 12 January 2005
Scans of books about books. Scroll down to the typography section, which features some old type specimen books and a copy of Updike's Printing types.

Flash typography award
SF, CA. - 12 January 2005
You can nominate your favorite typographic Flash movie in the typography catogory of this year's Flash Film Festival competition.

Bend it like Bickham
Seattle, WA. - 12 January 2005
Adobe font guru Thomas Phinney has posted the OpenType ''feature code' for Adobe's Bickham Script Pro font. Font developers making similar fonts can learn a thing or two from the fonts inner-workings.  More details...

More on JFP and Holmes talk
New York, NY. - 12 January 2005
Their fonts are all over the world: on almost everyone's desktop, in the Paris Metro, you name it… and they're coming to New York.  More details...

News from The Type Studio
Westport, CT - 12 January 2005
Ilene Strizver's mail out covering course happenings and other info.  More details...

Rush to New York!
New York, NY. - 12 January 2005
Still time to get your TDC51 and TDC2 2005 entries in, but they must arrive by Friday.  More details...

Font Creator Program 5
The Netherlands - 12 January 2005
High-Logic today announces the release of Font Creator version 5.0 for Windows, a powerful application that puts font creation within the grasp of the average PC user, typographers and graphic designers.  More details...

XPress 7 demo confirmed
London, England - 11 January 2005
Without specifically mentioning OpenType support, Linotype has confirmed that Quark will be demo'ing the advanced Typographic features of XPress 7 at the TypoTechnica conference.  More details...

Apple word processor promises top typography
SF, CA. - 11 January 2005
According to the PR, Apple's new word processor Pages promises to let "you create documents that look like you had a design team working round the clock" as well as offer "advanced typography".  More details...

Extensis names new font boss
SF, CA. - 11 January 2005
In a press release issued today Extensis has named Martin Stein as its new senior product manager for its font solutions product lines.  More details...

Word processor features child-centric font
Los Gatos, CA - 11 January 2005
It's refreshing to see a computing device for children that features a clear legible font - and no its not Comic Sans.  More details...

Adobe rasterizer job
Seattle, WA. - 11 January 2005
Adobe has an immediate need for a rasterizer tester. If you fit the bill read on.  More details...

Imprimerie in peril update
France - 10 January 2005
Jef Tombeur has posted an update regarding ongoing efforts to to save the Imprimerie Nationale, one of the greatest repositories of typographic material in the world.  More details...

Fonts on the front page
Creativepro - 10 January 2005
John D. Berry looks at Ascender Corp's study of typefaces used on the front page of newspapers.  More details...

ClearType Collection article
Prague, CZ. - 10 January 2005
The latest issue of Typo magazine has an article on Microsoft's ClearType Collection fonts, The Clear, the Legible and the Nice.  More details...

No Myriad for Moto?
iPodlounge - 9 January 2005
Visuals released showing Motorola's new iPod integrated mobile phone seem to show that the phone does not use the Adobe Myriad derived bitmap font used on the iPodPhoto.  More details...

Font Aid III update
SOTA - 9 January 2005
The Font Aid III web page has been updated with new banner ads available for posting to your own site or blog.  More details...

Arial, now we're stylin'
Oxford, Engalnd - 9 January 2005
Correspondents posting to the ATypI mailing list have revealed that The Oxford Guide to Style, the British equivalent to the Chicago Manual of Style, uses headings set in Arial Black, alongside Gerard Unger's Swift typeface.  More details...

Typophile film fest
SF, CA. - 9 January 2005
In July the First Annual Typophile Film Festival was shown to a private TypeCon2004 audience. Its public premiere is this Thursday, January 13 in San Francisco.  More details...

Corel boasts Unicode support
Canada - 7 January 2005
CorelDraw Graphics Suite 12 has a new Unicode glyph palette. Read thepress release.

Dear Sarah…
Canada - 7 January 2005
Another gorgeous contextual OpenType based handwriting font - it's a stunner!  More details...

Font surgery
Switzerland - 7 January 2005
Cardio-vascular surgeons care about fonts too.

Font Aid the Foundry
MyFonts.com - 7 January 2005
MyFonts has set up a virtual Font Aid foundry which lets customers license specific fonts donated by type designers with proceeds supporting Tsuanmi relief efforts.  More details...

The Font Geek
FontGeek.net - 7 January 2005
Got a Mac and a font problem? Check out Benjamin Levisay's Font Geek site for help, advice and comments. The site is also of interest to non-Mac users.  More details...

Typocircle 3rd Tuesday
London, England - 7 January 2005
London's long-running designers social club and support group has announced that its first '3rd Tuesday' get-together will take place on January 18th at the Punch Tavern on Fleet Street.  More details...

Grafik 125
London, England - 7 January 2005
The latest issue is out.  More details...

On Freight
Creativepro.com - 7 January 2005
John D. Berry takes a look at Freight, Josh Darden's new typeface family for Garage Fonts.  More details...

MyFonts best fonts
Cambridge, MA. - 7 January 2005
MyFonts latest newsletter includes a rundown of what the distributor considers the best fonts of 2004.  More details...

Hyphen call
Thessaloniki, Greece - 7 January 2005
Hyphen welcomes papers on typography and graphic communication and contributions at the meeting places between typography and other disciplines.  More details...

Font Aid III underway
SOTA - 6 January 2005
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) and Building Letters have joined forces in Font Aid III, a project uniting the typographic and design communities in raising funds to expedite relief efforts in the affected countries. Everyone is encouraged to help the cause by participating in the project and spreading the word to friends and colleagues.  More details...

TDC double extension
New York, NY. - 5 January 2005
The deadline for both TDC51 and TDC2 2005 has been extended again, this time to January 14, 2005.  More details...

Font Aid III Tsunami relief
Various sources - 5 January 2005
Initial details are available in this typophile thread.  More details...

Kris and Jean's fashion show
New York, NY. - 5 January 2005
For the TDC2 2005 Judges Night, Kris Holmes and Jean François Porchez will give lectures at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  More details...

Alphabet Design fundraiser
Ontario, Canada. - 4 January 2005
Canadian font developer Alphabet Design is donating 100% of it's proceeds of font sales to WorldVision until January 15th, 2005 in support of Tsunami victims.  More details...

TypoTechnica details emerge
London, UK. - 3 January 2005
Linotype has posted a provisional program in the form of a PDF (subject to change) and has announced that Quark, their partner in a recent font bundling agreement, will also be present. Let's hope the OpenType features promised for Quark XPress 7 will be demonstrated.  More details...

P22 Lanston's first releases
Buffalo, NY. - 3 January 2005
With the New Year upon us, P22 type foundry is proud to announce that the first fonts of its newest division, The Lanston Type Company, are available for download.  More details...

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