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Good review of Reader 2
PC Magazine - 30 November 2001
Version 2 of the Microsoft Reader gets a good write up in PC Magazine online.  More details...

Strizver follows the ITC script
U&lc.com - 30 November 2001
Script fonts, love them or hate them they can't be avoided. Ilene Striver reveals all for U&lc online.  More details...

Suitcase for OS X reviewed
Typographer.com - 30 November 2001
David Earls of Britain's online typo-tabloid Typographer.com has posted a short review of the Mac OS X version of Suitcase.  More details...

MyFonts grows and grows
Cambridge, Mass. - 30 November 2001
Online font distributor MyFonts.com has announced that it now includes the work of fifty type foundries, that's over 15,000 fonts!  More details...

Chank sale ends today
Minneapolis, MN - 30 November 2001
Today is the last day to cash in on Chank's biggest ever font sale.  More details...

Plan your typo-life
Redmond, WA. - 30 November 2001
We've updated our events page with details of ten future typography related events. If we've missed any please let us know.

Diner serves up holiday fun
Font Diner - 28 November 2001
pack-o-fun
After much demand, The Font Diner is pleased to introduce their official Holiday Gift Pack! It comes loaded with tons of cool stuff and makes the perfect gift for any retro fan!  More details...

House of seasonal bargains
Yorklyn, DE. - 28 November 2001
Yep, 'tis the season for merchandising and, for the first time apparently, House Industries is shamelessly getting into the act.  More details...

Emigre announce euro upgrades
San Francisco, CA. - 27 November 2001
Emigre is beginning to provide upgrades to some of their old fonts that shipped without support for the euro currency symbol.  More details...

Sans dominate MyFonts chart
Cambridge, Mass. - 26 November 2001
Sans-serif type designs dominate the MyFonts bestsellers charts. However, as the list is updated daily who knows what tomorrow may bring?  More details...

The writing is on the Web
alistapart.com - 23 November 2001
In this A List Apart piece Dean Allen suggests that Web designers should read the text they're working with.  More details...

Typotheque online
The Netherlands - 23 November 2001
After more then two 'beta' years, Peter Bilak's Typotheque is now on-line, new and completed, offering exclusive fine-quality fonts, type utilities, type-related essays, interviews and reviews.  More details...

FAIRY 2.1.5 released
Bromma, Sweden - 23 November 2001
Borware has released another update to FAIRY their server based font embedding service for Web documents.  More details...

Fonts.com redesigned
Wilmington, Mass, - 21 November 2001
An Agfa Monotype press release reveals that their online font shop Fonts.com has been redesigned.  More details...

Microsoft Reader 2 released
Redmond, WA. - 20 November 2001
Microsoft has released version 2 of the Microsoft Reader.  More details...

Two ligatures added to font
Baratier, France - 20 November 2001
Big news out of Présence Typo. Thierry Puyfoulhoux has added 'WR' and 'VR' ligatures to Prestige B.

I should be so lucky!
The Web - 20 November 2001
A 'blast' from the past… 'GBI' (German Bold Italic) was a single by Towa Tei (formerly in group Deee-Lite) released in 1998. The track features the vocal talents of pint-sized aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue.  More details...

The twelve fonts of Dinc-fest
dincTYPE - 19 November 2001
To celebrate 'the holidays' dincTYPE is offering free shipping, shot glasses and twelve new fonts.  More details...

Flagger ahead
Sooy Type Foundry - 19 November 2001
According to Brian Sooy American Spirit STF is a glorious collection of contemporary patriotic symbols.  More details...

Design: a mugs game?
Buffalo, NY. - 19 November 2001
Due to its popularity, P22's Constructivist mug has been updated for 2001 and is once again available to inspire design workers of the world.  More details...

Jack the critter
New York, NY. - 17 November 2001
Jack Yan critiques the typography of the newly redesigned Harper's Bazaar for Visual Arts Trends.  More details...

Trend returns
New York, NY. - 16 November 2001
After a two month break Visual Arts Trends is back in business.  More details...

Calligraphic hands
Creativepro - 16 November 2001
In his latest Creativepro piece John D. Berry writes about noted calligrapher Susan Skarsgard.  More details...

Making a monkey out of Web type
webmonkey.com - 16 November 2001
An excellent Web Typography Tutorial by Nadav Savio is available on webmonkey.com.  More details...

Chank art and more
Minneapolis, MN - 15 November 2001
It seems as if hardly a day goes by without new artwork, fonts or other Chank merchandise being promoted on the ever changing Chank foundry home page.  More details...

ClearType, 'a godsend'
ZD News - 14 November 2001
ZD News coverage of Windows XP early adoptors includes a quote from a satisfied ClearType user.  More details...

Bee careful!
Wired.com - 14 November 2001
Wired's animation spotlight brings you the letter 'B'.

PowerPoint font tricks
Assitance corner - 14 November 2001
'3 tricks to avoid missing font styles in PowerPoint 2002' is useful article for Office XP PowerPoint users.  More details...

Adding fonts
Assitance corner - 14 November 2001
'Add new fonts to use with Office XP' is another entry level article for users of Office XP.  More details...

Find the right font
Assitance corner - 14 November 2001
'Find the right font for your Office XP documents' is an entry level article on font selection for Office XP users.  More details...

Astigmatic for the people
AOE Institute - 13 November 2001
Five new type styles have been added to Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute by Prof. Brian J. Bonislawsky.

Suitcase for Mac OS X
Creativepro - 13 November 2001
Suitcase, the popular font manager from Extensis is now available for the Mac.  More details...

Myfonts multi-user press release
Cambridge, Mass. - 13 November 2001
Almost a month after we broke the news concerning the availability of multi-user font licenses at Myfont.com, the company has issued a press release on the subject.  More details...

A serious kind of font magic
Cambridge, Mass. - 12 November 2001
According to this press release Bitstream has licensed several fonts to Serious Magic.  More details...

Sticks view from Banks
icograda.com - 11 November 2001
A talk at TypoJanchi Conference, by Colin Banks, Moving the Sticks Around: designing Western letter forms.  More details...

Legal type
Law.com - 10 November 2001
In the world of Law, your motions can be denied and objections overruled if you don't use the right font. Sheila A. Huddleston reveals all in this Law.com article.

Inspiration in type design
Creativepro.com - 9 November 2001
John D. Berry writes about Larry Brady's Zapfest lecture in which he asks; "Where do type designers get their inspiration?"  More details...

This is our typo'tennis
coudal.com - 9 November 2001
TPC's Kral vs Joshua Davis - This is fun.  More details...

Cathy sings Segura's praises
U&lc.com - 8 November 2001
Check out Cathy Fishel's U&lc article Japan Honors Carlos Segura.  More details...

Font Reserve for Windows appears
Mill Valley, CA. - 7 November 2001
DiamondSoft's Font Reserve font manager has finally been released for Windows.  More details...

New fonts from Letterhead
Palmdale, CA. - 7 November 2001
Diptripflipfantasia, Sugargirl, Sucrosegirl, Dog Bone and Lazy Bonez are amongst a number of new releases from Letterhead fonts.

A small fountain of fonts
Malmo, Sweden - 6 November 2001
The Fountain crew dropped us a line from Sweden to reveal a new crop of font releases.  More details...

Linotype special
Germany - 6 November 2001
Linotype are offering a free SIGG bottle (not sure what that is) with the purchase of TakeType 2 and TakeType 3. It's their Autumn special.  More details...

Chank monster sale
Minneapolis, MN - 6 November 2001
Chank fonts at rock-bottom prices also new Chank art.  More details...

Sports Interactive leases T2K
Cambridge, Mass. - 5 November 2001
According to this press release the London based games company Sports Interactive has licensed Bitstream's T2K font engine for three years.  More details...

In memory of Mordecai Richler
Toronto - 5 November 2001
A typeface has been commissioned and designed in memory of Mordecai Richler, the esteemed Canadian author.  More details...

MindCandy - consolidated types
Austin, TX. - 5 November 2001
Mindcandy, the Austin-based foundry that's been around for ages, has sparked back into life.  More details...

ClearType tweaker tweaked
Redmond, WA. - 2 November 2001
Following user feedback we have updated our popular Windows XP ClearType tuning page to provide positive feedback once settings have been modified.  More details...

September Eleven font
MyFonts.com - 2 November 2001
FontAid II
There's still time to purchase the Font Aid II September Eleven typeface direct from MyFonts.com.  More details...

P22 holiday gift ideas
Buffalo, NY. - 2 November 2001
The holidays are coming! Gift ideas from those nice people at the P22 Type Foundry.  More details...

Too late, too late will be the cry…
Buffalo, NY. - 1 November 2001
Think of this as being 364 days early rather than one day late. IHOF Posada.  More details...

Temper, Temper
Amsterdam, NL. - 1 November 2001
Tamye of Dutch type outfit ARS Type forwarded details of their latest freebie. Temper, a much loved ARS font is being given away.  More details...

ClearType tuner pleases Gnome
lockergnome.com - 1 November 2001
Chris Pirillo of LockerGnome fame dropped us a line to report that our ClearType tuning page was featured in his daily GnomeREPORT.  More details...

FAIRY update released
Bromma, Sweden - 1 November 2001
Borware has released an update to FAIRY their server based font embedding service for Web documents.  More details...

Chank update
Minneapolis, MN - 1 November 2001
What's going on at the the Chank Foundry?  More details...

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