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Makambo to close
Makambo.com - 28 February 2001
Makambo.com, a font sales and distribution service popular with independent type designers and small foundries will cease operations at the end of March.  More details...

Can't read, won't read
England - 28 February 2001
Julia Ptasznik, editor of Visual Arts Trends, wrote to us regarding Johnny can't read (because the words aren’t worth the effort?), an online article by Jan Conradi, the publication's new education editor.  More details...

Timelord Euphoria
Santa Monica, CA. - 27 February 2001
Timelord and Euphoria have just been released by Comicraft.  More details...

VOLT 1.1 released
Redmond, WA. - 27 February 2001
Microsoft typography is pleased to announce the release of Microsoft VOLT version 1.1. VOLT is a tool for visually adding OpenType Layout tables to fonts.  More details...

WEFT 3 released
Redmond, WA. - 26 February 2001
The Microsoft Web Embedding Fonts Tool version 3 has been released.  More details...

New French foundry formed
France - 26 February 2001
Christophe Badani sent us a note announcing the launch of Le Typophage, his French-language foundry site. English version coming soon.  More details...

FAIRY press release
Bromma, Sweden - 26 February 2001
Following its unofficial release earlier this month BorWare has issued a press release announcing the product. FAIRY is BorWare's server based font embedding software.  More details...

Dard Hunter
Buffalo, NY. - 23 February 2001
Richard Kegler of the P22 type foundry Inc., dropped us a line announcing the release of Dard Hunter.  More details...

Calligrapher!
Austin, TX. - 23 February 2001
Dave Nalle wrote to us announcing the release of Plakat, a new font based on lettering by 1920s advertising calligrapher Samuel Welo. According to Dave…  More details...

Secrets and lies
Creativepro.com - 23 February 2001
John D. Berry reviews Fuse 18.  More details...

Jobs demos Japanese OpenType fonts
Tokyo, Japan - 22 February 2001
Steve Jobs demonstrated Apple's new Japanese OpenType font during his Tokyo keynote.  More details...

FAIRY community established
Bromma, Sweden - 22 February 2001
BorWare has set up a community site supporting FAIRY, their WEFT based server software.  More details...

Fuse stash located
San Francisco, CA. - 21 February 2001
FontShop has located a 'secret stash' of discontinued FUSE issues.  More details...

Bitstream numbers
Cambridge, Mass. - 20 February 2001
Year end results have been released by Bitstream.  More details...

Over and under design
icograda.org - 20 February 2001
Underdesign, overdesign, redesign an article by Peter Bilak has just been posted to the icograda site. The article is taken from the latest issue of dot-dot-dot magazine.  More details...

Rare course update
Charlottesville, VA. - 20 February 2001
An update on courses offered by the Rare Book School.  More details...

Fontware unveil new site
Fareham, UK - 20 February 2001
Fontware's completely redesigned web site is now live offering enhanced solutions, improved technical information and more product demos than ever before.  More details...

Chank releases Sparky details
Minneapolis, MN. - 19 February 2001
Sparky The Chank Company has issued more details about David 'Sparky' Buck's recent recruitment.  More details...

Scriptorium de Toulouse
France - 19 February 2001
Jean-François Porchez has updated his Web site, adding an article on the Scriptorium de Toulouse by Bernard Arin and Xavier Dupré.  More details...

Your euro opinions count
Reading, England - 19 February 2001
Conor Mangat is researching attitudes towards the euro currency symbol. If you have an opinion be sure to fill out his online survey before the end of the month.  More details...

Letting go…
alistapart.com - 19 February 2001
In a bold move Web design-zine A List Apart has decided to abandon backward compatibility and produce a standards compliant Web presence.  More details...

Setting type with InDesign
San Jose, CA. - 19 February 2001
Adobe has posted an article by Olav Martin Kvern on Setting type with InDesign.  More details...

MacCentral reports font updates
MacCentral - 19 February 2001
The Mac news-zine reports the Mac font updates Microsoft posted in September of last year.  More details...

TypePhases reveal all
Mallorca, Spain - 18 February 2001
Joan Mas of TypePhases has posted two new features revealing the secrets of type design.  More details...

x-and-y
London, England - 18 February 2001
Miles Newlyn has launched his new Web site x-and-y.  More details...

Sandoval
Mississauga, Canada - 18 February 2001
Sandoval is based on one of Ray Larabie's other fonts called Sofachrome 'with a touch of Chevy Impala 2000'. Includes Baltic, Central European, Turkish and bold.  More details...

Fonts fall into flower trap
Los Angeles, CA. - 16 February 2001
A trap is a small and subtle modification to the outline of a letterform, intended to compensate for optical aberration and ink bleed. In order to implement trapping quickly and consistently, The MicroFoundry has devised a device called the Trapping Flower.  More details...

On the slab
eyewire.com - 15 February 2001
Type writer Robin Williams, is still wearing that hat, and she's still churning out type columns for EyeWire. This one talks about the slab serif.  More details...

'A' good place to start?
U&lc.com - 15 February 2001
Allan Haley discusses the letter A. Might this perhaps be the first installment of a series?  More details...

Mac mag picks Trebuchet MS
Dunedin, FL. - 13 February 2001
We're seeing Microsoft's Trebuchet typeface appear all over the shop, in print, on TV as well as on the Web. However, we were more than a little surprised to see it used for the logo and titles in new Mac mag mac design.  More details...

dot-dot-dot two out soon
dot-dot-dot.org - 13 February 2001
The editors report that dot-dot-dot issue 2 will be mailed out within the next few days.  More details...

Big and small caps
U&lc.com - 12 February 2001
Two short articles have just been posted to the U&lc Web site.  More details...

VOLT users hits 900
Redmond, WA. - 9 February 2001
Type designers continue to flock to Microsoft's VOLT users community site. VOLT is Microsoft's tool for visually adding OpenType Layout tables to fonts.  More details...

Fonts: patently interesting
Oakland, CA. - 9 February 2001
Andy Crewdson has been poking around the US patent database, check out what he's unearthed.  More details...

The comeback kid
Creativepro.com - 9 February 2001
John Downer's Iowan Old Style could have been a contender, but lack of an 'expert set' had the plucky challenger on the ropes from round one. John D. Berry commentates on the font's comeback fight.  More details...

Everyone loves Joystik
atomicmedia.net - 9 February 2001
Matthew from atomicmedia sent us some mail announcing the release of Joystik, a typeface based on an old Atari bitmap font.  More details...

Fairy released
Bromma, Sweden - 8 February 2001
FAIRY, Borware's WEFT based server software has been released.  More details...

Buck stops here
Minneapolis, MN. - 7 February 2001
New Zealander David 'Sparky' Buck has joined the Chank Company as its third full-time employee.  More details...

Honor amongst fonts
Minneapolis, MN. - 7 February 2001
Chank has joined Amazon.com's new 'honor system' making it easy for people who appreciate his wonderful free fonts to compensate him for his work.  More details...

Mapmaker!
Austin, TX. - 6 February 2001
John Speed is an ornate, decorative calligraphic titling font based on the hand lettering of 17th century English mapmaker John Speed.  More details...

For your cubicle wall…
EyeWire.com - 6 February 2001
A bit of fun from EyeWire.  More details...

Windows Suitcase details
Portland, OR. - 6 February 2001
Extensis have provided more details about Suitcase 9 for Windows.  More details...

TypeReview rides again!
Stevens Point, Wis. - 5 February 2001
TypeReview.com's latest rebirth is official.  More details...

FontLab sites redesigned
Grand Cayman - 5 February 2001
FontLab's Web sites FontLab.com and pyrus.com have been redesigned and unified.  More details...

"He Hate Me"
Redmond, WA. - 5 February 2001
The XFL, Xbox, OS X and now Windows XP… but which typeface has the best X?  More details...

Cambridge collection
Cambridge, Mass. - 5 February 2001
Bitstream has released the Cambridge Collection containing 200 Bitstream fonts.  More details...

OpenType added to Font Folio
San Jose, CA. - 5 February 2001
Mac Central reports that Adobe Font folio has been updated to include an additional 500 fonts including over 160 OpenType fonts.

One take Two
San Francisco, CA. - 3 February 2001
One, TwoIssue two of One, the new design mag from San Francisco, surprises everyone (including Andy Crewdson) by replacing issue one's text face FF Eureka with Adobe Minion.  More details...

Retail 25
Boston, Mass. - 2 February 2001
With little fanfare the Font Bureau has released its 25th collection of retail fonts.  More details...

Garage deal rides again!
Silver Spring, MD. - 2 February 2001
GarageFonts is offering its entire library for $995.  More details...

The TDC2 2001 winners
New York, NY. - 2 February 2001
The winners of the TDC2 2001 type design competition have been announced.  More details...

January news roundup
Redmond, WA. - 1 February 2001
January was another bumper month for typography news. We posted seventy news links, a new record.  More details...

Steaming!
itcfonts.com - 1 February 2001
Fancy a CuppaJoe? It's a new ITC font by Nick Curtis.  More details...

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