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Vegas font details emerge
Yorklyn, DE. - 30 April 2001
HouseHouse Industries pays homage to the illuminating ingenuity of the golden era of Las Vegas signage with the release of the House Las Vegas font collection.  More details...

TRIBE Alive!
San Francisco, CA. - 30 April 2001
FontShop's TRIBE site is back up and running.  More details...

LinoFest
Germany - 29 April 2001
Now with added photos!
This past weekend Linotype held a conference for font developers in Heidelberg Germany.  More details...

Emigre Dalliance
Sacramento, CA. - 28 April 2001
Emigre has released Dalliance by Frank Heine. The script version of the face was inspired by an early 19th century hand lettering specimen.  More details...

New VOLT supplementals
Redmond, WA. - 27 April 2001
Following the recent release of our OpenType for Arabic fonts spec we've updated VOLT's supplemental files download adding a new version of Uniscribe and a sample Arabic OpenType font.  More details...

Some 'other stuff' revealed
Chicago, IL. - 27 April 2001
A link posted to Typo-L reveals what Don Hosek, editor of Serif magazine, has been secretly working on.  More details...

Celebrate graphics
The world - 27 April 2001
According to icograda today is 'World Graphics Day.'  More details...

Designing books
Creativepro.com - 27 April 2001
John D. Berry kicks off a two-part article on book design for Creativepro.  More details...

Unix version of FAIRY released
Bromma, Sweden - 27 April 2001
A new Unix version of FAIRY is now available, making FAIRY available for IIS, PWS and Apache on Windows as well as Apache on Unix. Windows platforms include Windows 9x, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. Unix platforms include Linux and Solaris.  More details...

In Vegas House wins with OpenType
Yorklyn, DE. - 26 April 2001
Yesterday while poking around the House Industries site we spotted an FAQ reference to a Las Vegas font set. Today all has been revealed.  More details...

Mugged on the underground
Buffalo, NY. - 25 April 2001
Sorry we couldn't resist that headline after seeing P22's latest product.  More details...

Another item on electronic ink
BBC News - 25 April 2001
For those who are interested here's another item on electronic ink technology.

Mac smoothing options compared
typographer.com - 25 April 2001
David Earls has provided a comparison of Mac OS's inbuilt font anti-aliaising technology and Greg Landweber's SmoothType utility.  More details...

The Decline of Mac OS X Typography
osopinion.com - 25 April 2001
An opinion piece by William Adams.  More details...

Embedded fonts! Embedded fonts!
Creativepro.com - 24 April 2001
At Seybold Boston controversial art-director Roger Black stunned the crowd with his impassioned plea for better Web typography.  More details...

Self portrait as a font
Wired News - 24 April 2001
In an article 'Fall of Times New Roman Empire' M.J. Rose discusses online literature that goes against type, including one eBook that's based on a collection of fonts.  More details...

Czech out ITC Oldrichium
New York, NY. - 23 April 2001
George Thompson's latest ITC release is ITC Oldrichium, a family of fonts that pay homage to the calligraphy and typeface work of Czech designer Oldrich Menhart.  More details...

TypeCon site revamped
Rochester, NY. - 23 April 2001
The organizers have revamped the official TypeCon 2001 Web site.  More details...

Microsoft's mischievous mind
Creativepro.com - 20 April 2001
John D. Berry's latest Creativepro article talks about Robert Norton's years working within Microsoft's typography group.  More details...

More Ambroise info
France - 19 April 2001
Last week Jean-François Porchez provided us with an exclusive sneak-peak at Ambroise. He's now released more details.  More details...

Creeping towards Serif 7
Chicago, IL. - 18 April 2001
Last week Don Hosek blamed a misplaced Photoshop CD for delays in the publication of Serif magazine issue 7. Today he reports ordering an upgrade.  More details...

Bill Gates CHI address
Seattle, WA. - 18 April 2001
Bill Gates spoke at the recent CHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. His talk addressed issues relating to type on screen.  More details...

Yuri reveals FontLab 4 secrets
Russia/Grand Cayman - 16 April 2001
Yuri Yarmola, lead developer of the FontLab range of products, has revealed details of the upcoming launch of FontLab 4.  More details...

Sad day for smiley
Boston, Mass. - 13 April 2001
The AP reports the passing of Harvey R. Ball... 'whose simple drawing of a smiling face on a yellow background became a cultural icon'.  More details...

Robert Norton memorial service
St Bride's Church, London - 13 April 2001
Robert Norton's memorial service will be held on July 4 at St Bride's Church, off Fleet Street in London.  More details...

TypeCon sponsors
Rochester, NY. - 13 April 2001
TypeCon 2001 is shaping up to be a great gathering. Tickets are still available, and there are oportunities to join Adobe, Agfa Monotype, Bitstream and others in sponsoring the event.  More details...

A|MT make TV inroads
Wilmingon, MA. - 13 April 2001
Agfa Monotype has announced a deal in which their iType technology has been licensed to an interactive television service provider.  More details...

Emigre the cut-price foundry?
Sacramento, CA. - 12 April 2001
Emigre are offering their fonts for less than a dollar a piece.  More details...

Study - ClearType helps
Clemson, SC. - 11 April 2001
A study undertaken by researchers at Clemson University reveals that users preferred text rendered with Microsoft ClearType and that ClearType yielded higher readability judgments and lower ratings of mental fatigue.  More details...

Orbital font problems
Space - 10 April 2001
Buried deep within logs released by NASA are details of how technicians solved Russian language font problems affecting the International Space Station crew.  More details...

From beyond the grave II
eBookNet.com - 10 April 2001
As reported here the plug was pulled on eBookNet.com an eBook news and information site last week. According to Wired Radio the site's contributors are none too happy.  More details...

From beyond the grave
Makambo.com - 10 April 2001
Online font distributor Makambo.com, which ceased operation at the end of March, is redirecting its customers and vendors to MyFonts.com. Register with Myfonts via the Makambo referral page, and you can claim a bunch of free fonts.  More details...

Ambroise - exclusive
France - 10 April 2001
Ambroise is Jean-François Porchez latest release - it's sweet!  More details...

A|MT eBook font licensing
Wilmington, MA. - 10 April 2001
Agfa Monotype, today announced a range of font licensing options for embedding its fonts into e-books.  More details...

Serif 7 soon - really!
Chicago, IL. - 9 April 2001
Don Hosek, editor of Serif magazine reports that the long delayed issue seven and 'other stuff' will be with us 'As soon as I find my PhotoShop CD…'  More details...

New font search service
Creativepro.com - 9 April 2001
A new font search service is just one of several Web site enhancements unveiled by CreativePro boss Pamela Pfiffner.  More details...

Mix Garamond with Helvetica!
eyewire.com - 9 April 2001
Advice from EyeWire's Robin Williams.  More details...

A|MT, AOL and Gateway team up
Wilmington, MA. - 9 April 2001
A Flash animation posted on Agfa Monotype's homepage reveals that the company has licensed its 'new media core fonts' for use on Gateway's AOL based internet appliance.  More details...

OpenType spec 1.3 released
Redmond, WA - 9 April 2001
The OpenType Specification has been updated. Version 1.3 can be found in our specification section. See the changes log to see what's new.  More details...

Arabic OpenType spec posted
Redmond, WA. - 9 April 2001
Our Creating and supporting OpenType fonts for Arabic scripts specification has been published.  More details...

Classica Prestige
France - 8 April 2001
Thierry Puyfoulhoux dropped us a line announcing the release of his new typeface Classica Prestige.  More details...

Font Reserve for Windows
Mill Valley, CA. - 6 April 2001
Typographer.com reports that Diamondsoft are working on a Windows version of their popular Mac font manager Font Reserve.  More details...

Web toast
London, England - 6 April 2001
We couldn't resist this news item reported by the BBC... your toaster as an output device?

Zapfest!
Creativepro.com - 6 April 2001
In this week's CreativePro column John D. Berry previews Zapfest the upcoming celebration of the confluence of digital type and the calligraphic tradition.  More details...

'Alive' cancelled
Philadelphia - 6 April 2001
Sadly 'It’s alive!', The Type Directors Club conference on type on screen has been cancelled.  More details...

Chank Mainstream?
Minneapolis, MN. - 5 April 2001
Say it isn't so! Grunge font hero Chank has created Venis, which appears to be a respectable text face.  More details...

House band
Yorklyn, DE. - 4 April 2001
House Industries will be performing at the upcoming Typo 2001 conference. 'House Industries will present an extravaganza of sight and sound ... at FontShop's Typo 2001 conference in Berlin. This entertaining four-piece band showcases over 400 pieces of its original artwork and typography against a backdrop of live music performed by the House Industries staff.'  More details...

eBook news site axed
eBookNet.com - 4 April 2001
GemStar has decided to pull the plug on eBookNet.com an eBook news and information site acquired along with NuvoMedia in January 2000.  More details...

A 'new' online font store?
MacCentral - 3 April 2001
Perhaps MacCentral's finger isn't quite on the pulse of typography news. An article posted today claims 'Bitstream Inc. today announced the launch of a new e-store for users interested in finding, trying and buying fonts online. The new site is called MyFonts.com.'  More details...

Koliba
Wellington, NZ. - 3 April 2001
JY&A Fonts has released JY Koliba, a new sans serif typeface family based around Slovenian architects' lettering of the 1940s designed by Jure Stojan.  More details...

LettError 3.0
The Netherlands - 2 April 2001
Erik and Just have redesigned the LettError Web site again.  More details...

Adobe uses more Verdana
San Jose, CA. - 2 April 2001
This week Adobe unveiled their newly redesigned Web site. The redesigm uses Microsoft's Verdana typeface throughout.  More details...

Free EyeWire type book
eyewire.com - 2 April 2001
EyeWire are offering a free copy of their latest type resource book with any font purchase.  More details...

The type people's court
ATypI.org - 2 April 2001
One of the benefits of ATypI membership is the organization's arbitration services. ATypI arbitration for the typo nation is documented here.  More details...

That's more like it!
MyFonts.com - 2 April 2001
Laurence Penney and the gang continue to tweak MyFonts.com. Not only does the site look better than ever, it's now even easier to use.  More details...

Microsoft font gems
designtutor.com - 2 April 2001
The latest issue of the excellent DesignTutor magazine includes a great three page feature on the various fonts bundled with various Microsoft operating systems and applications.  More details...

Robert Norton
London, England - 2 April 2001
Nicholas Barker wrote an obituary for Robert that appeared in The Independent newspaper last Friday.  More details...

WebType.org disappears
webtype.org - 1 April 2001
The Webtype.org site has been inaccessible for the past few weeks. Inquiries sent to info@webtype.org were returned as undeliverable.  More details...

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