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ClearType tuner hits the front page
Redmond, WA. - 28 February 2002
The popular ClearType tuning page is now being promoted on the Microsoft.com homepage.  More details...

Diner adds Vegas Icons
Font Diner - 27 February 2002
Following the release of the Vegas Buffet Font Set The Font Diner has added a range of icons, describing them as 'the most amazing Las Vegas icons we've ever seen!'  More details...

WEFT 3.2 released
Redmond, WA. - 25 February 2002
Microsoft Web Embedding Fonts Tool (WEFT) version 3.1 has been released.  More details...

Chank sales
Minneapolis, MN. - 25 February 2002
Chank.com is currently running two promotions. The Churchward Type Volume One is on sale for $99 and the Chank Hot 100 font pack on sale for $299.  More details...

ClearType tuner goes prime time
Redmond, WA. - 23 February 2002
Our popular ClearType tuning page has found a second home on the official Windows XP section of Microsoft.com.  More details...

A|MT site refresh
Wilmington, MA - 22 February 2002
Agfa Monotype has unveiled a newly redesigned Web site.  More details...

Loose kerns cost votes
Creativepro.com - 22 February 2002
The typography of voters' pamphlets - the subject of John D. Berry's latest Creativepro column.  More details...

Bitstream numbers
Cambridge, Mass. - 21 February 2002
Bitstream's reports its Q4 2001 results.  More details...

50+ new Treacyfaces fonts
Treacyfaces - 19 February 2002
Treacyfaces releases over 50 'exciting' new fonts. See the press release for details.

22 new A|MT fonts
Wilmington, MA - 19 February 2002
Agfa Monotype announces 22 new fonts on fonts.com.  More details...

Vegas buffet font set
Font Diner - 19 February 2002
In collaboration with Brian Bonislawsky, the latest release from The Font Diner foundry.  More details...

Hoefler Titling released
New York, NY. - 18 February 2002
Hoefler Titling, a display-size counterpart to the Hoefler Text series of typefaces, has been released.  More details...

Metagram
Typo-L, Type.Design - 17 February 2002
Hrant H Papazian's latest idea.  More details...

Earls' sermon on the fonts
Typographer.com - 15 February 2002
Typographer.com's David Earls on why stealing type is a bad thing to do.  More details...

bukva:raz! to go UN NYC in 2003
ATypI.org - 15 February 2002
The one hundred winning entries, selected by the jury of bukva:raz! for excellence in type design, will be on display in the Public Lobby of the General Assembly Building, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, in early 2003.  More details...

A spy in the House of fonts
Creativepro.com - 15 February 2002
In his latest Creativepro column John D. Berry writes about House Industries' latest font collection.  More details...

UoR DoT&GC site updated
Reading, England - 15 February 2002
Reading University's Department of Typography & Graphic Communication has unveiled a redesigned and updated Web site.  More details...

P22 new fonts, new cart
Buffalo, NY. - 14 February 2002
P22 announces a new font pack and a new way to deliver the goods.  More details...

ATypI delegate reports
Redhill, Surrey - 13 February 2002
The most recent ATypI delegate reports have been posted in the ATypI Web site's ATypI members section.  More details...

Arnhem, a font too far?
England - 13 February 2002
The Hyphen Press has announced that the new edition of Norman Potter’s What is a designer is set in the typeface Arnhem, designed by Fred Smeijers.  More details...

Old mag gets facelift
Wired News - 13 February 2002
Wired covering a printed magazine redesign - this I have to see.

Oh behave!
Santa Monica, CA. - 13 February 2002
Only Comicraft could have come up with fonts named Cheeky Monkey, and GirlsGirlsGirls. We blame Mike Myers.  More details...

TypeCon 2002 announced
Toronto, Canada - 13 February 2002
The Society of Typographic Aficionados has officially announced TypeCon2002: The Message and The Medium, July 12-14 Toronto, Canada. Information on speakers, workshops, and registration coming soon.  More details...

Atomic blow-out
atomicmedia.net - 11 February 2002
Matthew from atomicmedia sent us details of the Atomic Media blow out sale.  More details...

Desperate Dan in dire straits
Lansdale, PA. - 11 February 2002
Dan Bailey of Fontosaurus Text has been making cool fonts and giving them away for years. But now he needs your help.  More details...

TyD gets a new domain
Type.Design - 10 February 2002
Type.Design, the 'no-holds-barred' e-mail list for type designers has a new Web site. The site hosts the list's archives.  More details...

Meet the Keester family
Minneapolis, MN. - 6 February 2002
Master letterer Jim Parkinson has created the Keester family, a lighthearted, heavyweight display font with a bit of cheekiness to it, for exclusive release through Chank.com.  More details...

Chank's 'Hot 100' on sale
Minneapolis, MN - 6 February 2002
Chank is offering his Hot 100 font pack for a special low price.  More details...

Dripping with sweetness
Font Diner - 6 February 2002
Valentine's specials from The Font Diner foundry.  More details...

Eye jumps on Web bandwagon
London, England - 6 February 2002
Eye magazine has launched its Web site.  More details...

Is that in Unicode 3.2?
Australia - 5 February 2002
The traditional typographic en-leader '..' (U+2025 in Unicode) has been renamed the 'Finate' by an Australian publisher.  More details...

Bitstream adds to the NFC
Cambridge, Mass. - 5 February 2002
Bitstream has added a number of fonts to it's 'New Fonts Collection'.  More details...

ClearType 'can save you $2000'
useit.com - 5 February 2002
Jakob Nielsen on ClearType, "an under-appreciated feature in Windows XP that can save users $2,000 per year."  More details...

Free fonts, three of the best
The Web - 4 February 2002
A reader asks, why don't you link to Nicks Fonts, Dieter Steffman and Manfred Klein's free font sites? Good question!  More details...

Adobe launches 'type showroom'
San Jose, CA - 4 February 2002
Adobe has unveiled its new type showroom.  More details...

ITC font packs and articles
New York, NY. - 4 February 2002
ITC has posted several new articles in its U&lc section and has released a couple of handwriting font packs.  More details...

Not touching type
Creativepro.com - 4 February 2002
In his latest Creativepro column John D. Berry reconsiders how kerning and letterspacing are applied to letters.  More details...

Chank's art with heart
Minneapolis, MN - 4 February 2002
More Chank art is available on eBay.  More details...

ATypI Type 3
Redhill, Surrey - 1 February 2002
An online edition of the new issue of the ATypI journal Type has been posted in the ATypI members section.  More details...

A very fat font
Burbank, CA. - 1 February 2002
Huevo Gordo from Burghal Design.  More details...

P22 & Garage fonts bundle
Silver Spring, MD. - 1 February 2002
For the month of February Phil's Fonts and P22 are offering the GarageFonts library and P22 The Works, at a price that can't be beat. Purchased separately they would cost $2,688. This one time deal gets you both collections, 790 fonts, for only $1,544.  More details...

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