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Jono's a fool for type
New York, NY. - 31 March 2001
Posted at least one day early, The Hoefler Type Foundry's visual mockery had us laughing in our latte's this morning.  More details...

Creativepro parent cuts staff
Kirkland, WA. - 30 March 2001
ImageX.com Inc., who acquired Creativepro.com in march of last year, warned weaker-than-expected first-quarter results. The company announced a series of cost-cutting initiatives including a 17 percent reduction in staffing across all areas of the company.  More details...

True
Creativepro.com - 30 March 2001
John D. Berry reviews Ruari McLean's autobiography in his latest Creativepro piece.  More details...

TypeCon TypeLab workshop
Rochester, NY. - 29 March 2001
A full update of TypeCon2001 programming will be posted soon. However, the organizers have revealed that on July 13th, there will be a FontLab workshop given by Yuri Yarmola of the FontLab developers group.  More details...

FontLab products compared
Grand Cayman - 27 March 2001
Which FontLab product is right for you? See this handy chart to work it out for yourself.  More details...

Type down the tube
Creativepro.com - 27 March 2001
John D. Berry goes underground for his latest Creativepro article, as he investigates transit system signage.

TDC Web site off-line
New York, NY. - 26 March 2001
In a posting to the Type Design list Type Directors Club Web boffin, Gary Munch, reveals that due to a DNS naming issue the TDC Web site has been off-line since Saturday. Normal service is expected to resume soon.  More details...

Mac OS X fonts
Cupertino, CA. - 24 March 2001
According to the marketing spiel posted on Apple's site the newly released Mac OS X includes over $1,000 worth of high quality fonts licensed from various designers and type foundries.  More details...

Don't change that typeface!
Chicago, IL. - 22 March 2001
An interesting article appeared in the Chigago Tribune today following the publication's redesign. Apparently 800 people complained about that paper's 'new' typeface, even though the typeface wasn't changed.  More details...

Submissions wanted
UK - 20 March 2001
As part of an ongoing research project zeropointfive will be looking at the evolution of typography in digital and contemporary media. Submissions can range from articles and rantings on the subject of typography and usability, design and flash work and font designs of any kind.  More details...

Crossgrove joins A|MT
Wilmington, MA. - 19 March 2001
Agfa Monotype, announced today that Carl Crossgrove has joined the company. Carl worked on the multiple master font Reliq for Adobe, ITC Minska, and assisted in the design of Agfa Monotype's Curlz font.  More details...

Nalle Blarney bonus
Austin, TX. - 19 March 2001
He may live a thousand miles from the Emerald Isle, but Dave Nalle is giving away a special Celtic font in honor of St Patrick. It also seems as if the Leprechauns and fairies have granted Dave's wish because one of his fonts was featured on Saturday Night Live on St Patrick's day itself.  More details...

Will Carter
London, England - 19 March 2001
The Times has posted an obituary for Will Carter who past away last week. Will Carter, OBE, printer, typographer and lettercutter, was born on September 24, 1912. He died on March 17, 2001, aged 88.  More details...

RIT gong for John Seybold
seyboldreports.com/ - 19 March 2001
On Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Seybold Seminars Boston, John W. Seybold, founder of The Seybold Consulting Group and Seybold Publications, and a pioneer in the automation of typesetting and prepress workflow, will receive the 2001 Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences.  More details...

The magic of reading
Slate.com - 17 March 2001
In this 1999 white paper Microsoft researcher Bill Hill lays out the ideas that led to the creation of the Microsoft Reader platform for electronic books. The article is available in the Microsoft Reader format from Slate.  More details...

What would Jakob Nielsen do?
Canada - 17 March 2001
Our old friend and s-font mail list owner Joe Clark is writing a book on Web accesibility for New Riders.  More details...

FontFont Web fonts reviewed
Creativepro.com - 16 March 2001
John D. Berry reviews the Web font pack recently released by FontFont.  More details...

Adobe founder to retire
San Jose, CA - 15 March 2001
Barely six months after Adobe released a font named for him, Adobe boss Dr John Warnock has decided to retire.  More details...

Myfriend is perfect?
eBookNet - 15 March 2001
eBookNet has posted a review of a custom eBook device and screen designed by Microsoft's eBooks group.  More details...

All hail Mau the magnificent
National Post - 14 March 2001
Robert Fulford asks 'Why does everyone think so highly of Toronto designer Bruce Mau's recent forays into philosophy and social criticism?'

Pandering to the script font junkies
Austin, TX. - 14 March 2001
In his latest newsletter Dave Nalle reveals that customers didn't like Plakat, a font released last month based on lettering by 1920s advertising calligrapher Samuel Welo. Dave has decided to give the public what they want, a new script font Zahariel.  More details...

InDesign discretionary hyphens
San Jose, CA. - 14 March 2001
Adobe have posted a video tutorial on using discretionary hyphens in InDesign.  More details...

It's all Greek to Bitstream
Cambridge Mass. - 13 March 2001
Bitstream has released 44 Greek fonts.  More details...

More 'Alive' details emerge
Philadelphia - 13 March 2001
'It’s alive!', The Type Directors Club conference on type on screen will take place next month. More details have been released.  More details...

Cross-cultural typography
Creativepro.com - 13 March 2001
John D. Berry tackles the issues surrounding derivative typefaces designed to set languages and scripts not supported by the original.  More details...

60 new Indic fonts from A|MT
Wilmington, MA. - 12 March 2001
Agfa Monotype, announced today that they have added sixty Indic typeface designs to their WorldType multilingual typeface library.  More details...

2001 a type odyssey
Cambridge Mass. - 12 March 2001
Bitstream has released a type pack containing over 1000 fonts. Unlike other Bitstream font packs 'Type Odyssey' includes fonts from indie foundries as well as those taken from the Bitstream library.  More details...

Robert's funeral service
Somerset, England - 12 March 2001
Robert Norton's funeral service will be held on March 22nd at 2:30 pm at the Church of St. Peter's and All Hallows in West Huntspill, Somerset. There will also be memorial service in London to celebrate his life. A date has not yet been set but this will take place sometime in May.  More details...

Robert stories
Somerset, England - 9 March 2001
Andrew Pennock, Robert's good friend and colleague at the Parsimony Press, is collecting stories to be made into a small book for Robert's memorial service. If you have any please pass them on to him at andersonpennock@cwcom.net.  More details...

Gill quote vote
Lines & Splines - 8 March 2001
EricVote for your favorite Eric Gill quote at Lines & Splines.  More details...

Zapf a-WOID-ance
WOID - 8 March 2001
Paul Werner wasn't too impressed with the recent Zapf exhibit at the Grolier Club.  More details...

Robert Norton
Somerset, England - 8 March 2001
It is with great sadness to report that our dear friend Robert passed away in peace last night. He was surrounded by his family in his Somerset home.  More details...

Chank art sale
Minneapolis, MN. - 7 March 2001
Seven new Chank pieces are available on ebay.  More details...

FontWorks update
London, England - 7 March 2001
Various FontWorks newsletter highlights.  More details...

MyFonts, a Makambo alternative
Cambridge, Mass. - 7 March 2001
With Makambo.com's demise less than four weeks away rival online distributor MyFonts.com is attracting many of the independent type designers cast adrift.  More details...

One thousand VOLT
Redmond, WA. - 7 March 2001
Following the release of Microsoft VOLT 1.1 membership of the MSN community site supporting the tool has reached 1000 people. VOLT is a tool for visually adding OpenType Layout tables to fonts.  More details...

Everything must go!
Omaha, NE. - 6 March 2001
SynFonts, one of the many small foundries using Makambo.com to handle their e-commerce, is offering deep discounts up until Makambo closes its doors.  More details...

dot-dot-dot 2 arrives
Leipzig, Germany - 6 March 2001
The second issue of dot-dot-dot magazine has been mailed out to subscribers. Our copy arrived today. As the first issue sold out in next to no time, readers are advised to get hold of a copy as soon as they can.  More details...

Eight new Shinn fonts
FontWorks - 6 March 2001
FontWorks has announced the release of eight new typeface families, the first offering from the Shinn Type Foundry.  More details...

Type crimes
eyewire.com - 6 March 2001
Eyewire columnist Robin Williams serves as judge, jury and executioner in a mock trial of several ITC and E+F fonts.  More details...

Baddabing!
Seattle, WA. - 5 March 2001
The Connare Art, Design & Typography site has selected a baseball logo for its favorites icons.  More details...

March specials
Various sources - 5 March 2001
Various specials offered in the month of March.  More details...

EyeWire Type Resource Book 2.0
eyewire.com - 5 March 2001
The latest type resource book from EyeWire has just been published.  More details...

Where are they now?
The Web - 5 March 2001
The late 1990s threw up numerous champions of type of the Web - where are they now? #1 Chris MacGregor.  More details...

Comicraft vs Blambot
The Web - 2 March 2001
Who is the king of comic book fonts on the Web?  More details...

Suitcase 9.0.3
MacCentral - 2 March 2001
MacCentral says Suitcase Desktop 9.0.3 updates Suitcase 9, making it compatible with the new Suitcase Server.  More details...

A day in the life of TPC
fake-i-d - 2 March 2001
See Through is a comparative dialogue between Test Pilot Collective's Joseph Kral and Matthew Desmond posted at Web-zine fake-i-d.  More details...

Dent
U&lc.com - 1 March 2001
Ilene Strizver writes about indents for U&lc.  More details...

SOTA - new site and TypeCon info
Rochester, NY. - 1 March 2001
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has issued a press release revealing plans for its next annual conference. The groups Web site has also been redesigned.  More details...

The future of type
Communication Arts - 1 March 2001
With the arrival of a new millennium, Mark Eastman takes a look at our notions of type in the future tense.  More details...

Adobe recycles old Carson piece
San Jose, CA. - 1 March 2001
Adobe has re-posted its June 2000 interview with graphic designer David Carson. The piece focuses on Carson’s current web design work and his most recent publication, Fotografiks.  More details...

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