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FAIRY 2.0 RC
Bromma, Sweden - 29 June 2001
Borware has just announced a release candidate version of FAIRY 2.0. FAIRY is a server based font embedding service for Web documents.  More details...

The future of OpenType
Rochester, NY. - 27 June 2001
From the description posted, Thomas Phinney's upcoming revelations regarding the future of OpenType make TypeCon 2001 attendance a must for anyone making or working with type.  More details...

Final TypeCon program released
Rochester, NY. - 27 June 2001
TypeCon 2001's organizers have released the conference's finalized program details.  More details...

Chalet bails on TypeCon
Rochester, NY. - 26 June 2001
The TypeCon organizers have announced that principal speaker René Chalet has been replaced by Ed Benguiat. "In the past, Benguiat and Chalet have been known to deny each other's existence."  More details...

Sterling profile
Adobe.com - 26 June 2001
Adobe's Matt Davidson profiles Jennifer Sterling Design. According to the blurb Jennifer 'wants to make type sing'.

STA Board
Chicago, IL. - 25 June 2001
The Society of Typographic Arts (The STA) has installed it's 2001 board of directors.  More details...

MyFonts bug
Cambridge, Mass. - 25 June 2001
Typographer.com reports that MyFonts.com has adopted a new 'snake-insect' mascot.  More details...

Microsoft's finest achievement
c|net - 24 June 2001
"Microsoft's finest achievement with Windows XP may have nothing to do with flashy features. The new operating system uses Microsoft's ClearType font-rendering technology, which makes text viewed on liquid-crystal displays (LCD) unbelievably sharp." Joe Wilcox for c|net.  More details...

Pointing out typography
Amsterdam, NL. - 22 June 2001
This summer the Universiteit van Amsterdam library dedicates an exhibition to the 'Typographical Library.'  More details...

FontVista
Charlotte, NC. - 22 June 2001
Morrison SoftDesign announces the release of FontVista, a professional level font catalog and inspection utility for the Mac.  More details...

Eight on a plate
Cambridge, Mass. - 22 June 2001
Another eight independent foundries, including Chank, No Bodoni, PresenceTypo and the Shinn Type Foundry have joined MyFonts.com.  More details...

Typo winners!
Creativepro.com - 22 June 2001
The winning typographic designs entered into this year's Type Directors Club design contest are now on display. Read what compo chairman John D. Berry has to say about it.  More details...

TypeCon deadline
Rochester, NY. - 22 June 2001
Today is the last day attendees can register for TypeCon 2001 without paying an extra $20 late registration fee.  More details...

An eBook story
con-verge-mag.com - 21 June 2001
Bill Hill, Microsoft's eBook guru, chats with Stefanie Sanford… "We are changing the world. What's not fun about that?"  More details...

Font Reserve Server update
Mill Valley, CA. - 21 June 2001
According to this press release DiamondSoft's Font Reserve Server has added an automated backup service and an offline mode.  More details...

Identikal
London, England - 21 June 2001
FontWorks is now selling fonts crafted by the Identikal Corporation's Adam and Nick Hayes. FontWorks thinks the twins might be this decade's answer to Neville Brody.  More details...

Phil and Tamye part company
Silver Spring, MD. - 20 June 2001
Tamye Riggs, Phil's Fonts/GarageFonts staffer and thorn in the side of font pirates everywhere, is returning to the world of freelance design and consulting.  More details...

$1000 off ITC collection
New York, NY. - 20 June 2001
Until July 4th, save $1,000 on the ITC Fonts Collection only $3,999 (regularly $4,999).  More details...

Bitstream library extended
Cambridge, Mass. - 19 June 2001
MyFonts.com reports that several Bitstream type families have been extended.  More details...

Dying languages
Wired News - 19 June 2001
An AP report posted at Wired News claims that half the world's 6,800 languages could disappear by the end of the century.  More details...

Fontalicious compo
Santa Barbara, CA. - 19 June 2001
Pick a name for the newest Fontalicious dingbat font. Link spotted at FontLover.com.  More details...

Suitcase 10
Portland, OR. - 19 June 2001
Extensis has announced Suitcase version 10 for the Mac.  More details...

Highly Renard-ed
The Netherlands - 19 June 2001
Andy Crewdson directs his readers to Renard, describing the Enschedé Font Foundry font as 'possibly the finest text face of the 1990s'.  More details...

Filip Blazek
The Netherlands - 19 June 2001
An interview with designer Filip Blazek… 'I would like all the type foundries to change its type format into OpenType and to add all characters needed for setting Central European languages.' Link spotted at L&S.

George Abrams dies at 81
Manhasset, NY. - 18 June 2001
George Abrams, an artist and type designer whose distinctive typefaces spelled out household names such as B. Altman and Godiva Chocolates, died June 7. He was 81. See the Associated Press report for more details.  More details...

Nielson on PDF usability
UseIt.com - 18 June 2001
Usability guru Jakob Nielson claims that 'Forcing users to browse PDF files makes usability approximately 300% worse compared to HTML pages.'

Next verse, same as the first
Denmark - 18 June 2001
Pizza Dude has kindly provided this month's icons.  More details...

New FontFont fonts
Creativepro.com - 18 June 2001
A monster batch of new FontFont fonts have just been released. The fonts are available from FontShop.com.  More details...

P22 new releases added to MyFonts
Cambridge, Mass. - 15 June 2001
P22's latest releases are now available from MyFonts.com.

Compatil
Germany - 15 June 2001
This is interesting. Compatil is a new 'font system' from Linotype.  More details...

Baseline eBooks
Baseline Mag - 15 June 2001
Andy Crewdson reports that the current issue of Baseline Magazine contains an article about eBooks and the Microsoft Reader.  More details...

It's all Greek...
Creativepro.com - 15 June 2001
This week John D Berry writes about the Parmenides Project, Peter Koch's attempt to preserve ancient wisdom using age-old printing techniques.  More details...

Burgbats - whatever next?
Burbank, CA. - 14 June 2001
90 of Kate's 'whimsical, hypnotic decorations' available only from Burghal Design. Check 'em out!  More details...

A|MT team up with SONICblue
Wilmington, MA. - 13 June 2001
Agfa Monotype has licensed its 'New Media Core Fonts' to the SONICblue Corporation for inclusion in its Linux based information appliances.  More details...

Part Psycho, part Vertigo
Burbank, CA. - 13 June 2001
Burghal Design's PsychoVamp. Yours for $25.  More details...

ATypI news
Surrey, England - 13 June 2001
The ATypI site reports that Phil Baines has succeeded Andrew Boag as the country delegate for the UK and that Jay Rutherford has succeeded Otmar Hoefer as the country delegate for Germany. There's also an ATypI Copenhagen screen saver for those who are interested.  More details...

Font Reserve's MyFonts interface
Cambridge, Mass. - 13 June 2001
The latest version of the award winning Font Reserve font management system will interface directly with the MyFonts.com database.

Invent your own language
The Web - 13 June 2001
Tired of English? Does French get you down? Want to invent your own language? Well, check out 'LangMaker'. There's even a support group for people like you.

Mechanical type
Minneapolis, MN. - 13 June 2001
This is wonderful! LOWERY AUTO is new freeware font from the Chank Foundry's David Buck. The font is based on a piece of hand-painted signage in Minneapolis.  More details...

Cutting punches in San Francisco
SF, CA. - 12 June 2001
Dan Carr is one of the world's few remaining punch cutters. Here are some photos of him at work.  More details...

Font Fusion 2.1 released
Cambridge, Mass - 12 June 2001
Bitstream has released version 2.1 of its Font Fusion font rasterization system.  More details...

Chankbats!!!
Minneapolis, MN. - 12 June 2001
'Chankbats Objects' and 'Chankbats Critters' are the latest creations from the very talented Mr Chank Diesel.  More details...

Destructive and disruptive
Cambridge, Mass. - 11 June 2001
Wireless News Factor has posted analysis of Bitstream's ThunderHawk browser. The article reveals that Sampo Kaasila came up with the product name. The former Apple type engineer uses the words 'destructive', 'disruptive' and 'interruptive' to explain why.  More details...

eBookWeb rises from the ashes
ebookweb.org - 11 June 2001
The team responsible for eBookNet, the popular eBook news site recently axed by owners Gemstar, have been secretly working on its successor eBookWeb.org. The site will be officially launched on the 4th of July.  More details...

[can design feed people?]
icograda.org - 11 June 2001
...the title of an essay written by Mr Neville Brody. Possibly an interesting counter-point to this week's Margaret Richardson Creativepro piece .

Truth or Evadare
Austin, TX. - 11 June 2001
The Scriptorium's latest, Evadare is a decorative text font inspired by the designs of Rudolf Koch and Nicholas Cochin.  More details...

Seattle style
CreativePro.com - 11 June 2001
Portland's Margaret Richardson takes a peek behind the scenes at Seattle's Hornall Anderson Design Works. Here's what she found.  More details...

Fresh from the Lunchbox
LA, CA. - 10 June 2001
Lunchbox studios has added e-commerce functionality to its Web site. Now you can purchase fonts like 'Percolator' which has been used by the Sci-Fi channel to promote its new 'Dune' TV series.

A life in type and logos
Creativepro.com - 8 June 2001
This week John D Berry writes about Jim Parkinson, the man behind various type designs and logotypes.  More details...

New browser, new fonts
Cambridge, Mass. - 6 June 2001
Bitstream has announced ThunderHawk a micro Web browser for mobile devices which includes a new font set named for Bitstream employee Sampo Kaasila.  More details...

Windows agent
Carlsbad, CA. - 5 June 2001
Insider software has released a Windows version of FontAgent.  More details...

Font Technology 2.0
Copenhagen, Denmark - 5 June 2001
The second Font Technology Forum will take place immediately prior to ATypI Copenhagen.  More details...

Chank shirts
Minneapolis, MN. - 5 June 2001
Chank t-shirts are available from the Chank site.  More details...

Special June
Various sources - 5 June 2001
Various special offering for June.  More details...

Brand new Britain
BBC News - 4 June 2001
When we mentioned the BBC's rebranding Britain competition last month, little did we suspect that the winner would have a typo news connection.  More details...

New from Font Diner
Font Diner - 4 June 2001
The Font Diner Web site has been updated with… 'Two great new Free Brain Eater fonts to keep the flies away and a ton of great new Homemade specialties!'  More details...

Typographer.com relaunched
England - 4 June 2001
Typographer.com has been relaunched with a new design.  More details...

ATypI Copenhagen
Surrey, England - 4 June 2001
The ATypI Copenhagen Web site was launched today.  More details...

Here's Ray!
Mississauga, Canada - 3 June 2001
Released today - another freeware font from Ray Larabie.  More details...

Keeping an eye on the wire
Canada - 1 June 2001
EyeWire announce the availability of Adobe Font Folio 9, a Galápagos font CD and P22's The Works collection. Sadly there is no new column from Ms Williams.  More details...

Chank - shameless or blameless?
Fontlover.com - 1 June 2001
'Shameless' and 'inappropriate' - two words used by Jess Latham of FontLover.com to describe Chank's emergency-room fontpak.  More details...

Re-runs of summer
Creativepro.com - 1 June 2001
John D Berry dropped us a line to report that this week's Creativepro dot-font offering will be a re-run of a column posted earlier.  More details...

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