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There's no face like …
I.D. Magazine - 31 July 2000
Patrick Giasson's Cooper Black-inspired font Oz has won an 'I.D.' design award.  More details...

Dr. International debuts
Redmond, WA - 31 July 2000
The Microsoft Global Software Development site has launched a new column called 'Ask Dr. International.'  More details...

Adobe releases first retail OpenType fonts
San Jose, CA - 31 July 2000
The first group of Adobe Pro fonts have been made available for purchase by Adobe.  More details...

AIGA Advance for Design group to meet in London
London - 31 July 2000
The AIGA Advance for Design group will meet the evening of August 3 in central London. Topics will center around 'localizing the design of global products' and the relationship between user experience and networked environments.  More details...

Oldie but goodie?
CreativePro.com - 28 July 2000
Recently it came to our attention that CreativePro.com has linked to a rather old article from the ever-prolific type writer Jim Felici.  More details...

'A Short History …' reviewed
CreativePro.com - 28 July 2000
John Berry's latest article at CreativePro.com reviews the recent reprint of the Warren Chappell classic 'A Short History of The Printed Word.'  More details...

Toronto type club
Toronto, Canada - 27 July 2000
Visual Arts Trends has posted a news piece about the recently formed Toronto type club.  More details...

Williams writes about old style numerals
Calgary, Alberta - 27 July 2000
Font commentator Robin Williams has contributed an article on old style numerals to the EyeWire site.  More details...

WEFT 3 update available
Redmond, WA. - 26 July 2000
An 8th preview release of Microsoft's Web Embedding Fonts Tool version 3 has been posted to the WEFT community site.  More details...

'dot-dot-dot' begins distribution
Leipzig, Germany - 25 July 2000
'dot-dot-dot,' the new Netherlands-based design and typography magazine, has sorted out its distribution/subscription problems.  More details...

Not such a 'good thing'?
Washington, MA - 25 July 2000
Typo-L contributor Kent Lew recently noticed some intriguing letterspacing in a recent issue of Martha Stewart's Living magazine.  More details...

'Eye' on eBooks
London - 25 July 2000
Respected London design magazine 'Eye' has published a short article on eBooks in their latest issue.  More details...

OpenType spec updated
Redmond, WA - 21 July 2000
The OpenType Specification has been updated. Version 1.25 can be found in our specification section. See the changes log to see what's new.  More details...

HTF catalog secrets revealed
CreativePro.com - 21 July 2000
Following CreativePro's review of The Hoefler Type Foundry's new type catalog. Jonathan Hoefler has revealed to John Berry the technological production secrets used in the catalog's creation.  More details...

Le vacance de Porchez
Malakoff, France - 21 July 2000
The Porchez Typofonderie will be closed from 22 July to 15 August 2000, but as a special bonus they are offering 10% off any font purchases made between 16 and 31 August 2000.  More details...

Core fonts updated
Redmond, WA. - 20 July 2000
Download files containing new versions of Courier New (2.82), Times New Roman (2.82) and Arial (2.82) have been posted on Microsoft's Core fonts for the Web page.  More details...

Fontworks news
London, England - 19 July 2000
London based type distributor Fontworks has made a number of announcements.  More details...

MyFonts and Linotype ink deal
Cambridge, Mass. - 19 July 2000
MyFonts.com has announced a partnership with Linotype, which will make Linotype's complete library available to MyFont's users.  More details...

Join the crew
Redmond, WA - 19 July 2000
Read about the full time software development positions open within the Microsoft typography group.  More details...

Bitstream update FontFusion
Cambridge, Mass. - 18 July 2000
Bitstream has announced updates to it's FontFusion font rendering engine.  More details...

House Industries releases Chalet
Wilmington, DE - 18 July 2000
House Industries has finally released its Chalet collection, a family of fonts and clip art based on the work of French/Swiss designer René Albert Chalet.  More details...

WEFT 3 update available
Redmond, WA. - 18 July 2000
A 7th preview release of Microsoft's Web Embedding Fonts Tool version 3 has been posted to the WEFT community site.  More details...

Fontz updated
TTP Software - 17 July 2000
Fontz, a $10 mac font manager, has been updated.

VOLT 1.0 released
Redmond, WA. - 17 July 2000
Version 1.0 of Microsoft's Visual OpenType Layout Tool "VOLT" has been released.  More details...

Take TakeType 3
Germany - 17 July 2000
Take type 3 is a new font pack containing over 130 new fonts chosen from entries to Linotype's International Type Design Contest.  More details...

Taking out the bad boys
Germany - 17 July 2000
Don't even think about naming your font Helvetica! German font studio Linotype has prevailed in its court battle against font distributors who released knock-off faces with the same names as the Linotype originals (such as Helvetica, Palatino, and Optima). For the full story, see Linotype's press release.  More details...

Coming home with a body bag
Germany - 16 July 2000
The Linotype Media Selection is a new font pack that includes 125 fonts picked for screen and interface design applications. As a bonus you get a 'trendy Body Bag.'  More details...

...but is it art?
ArtStar.com - 14 July 2000
ArtStar.com have posted Poppy Johnson's profile of Japanese calligraphist Yoko Miyamori.

IBM announce prototype display
ZDNet News - 14 July 2000
ZDNet report that IBM have announced a prototype flat panel display capable of rendering at 200dpi.  More details...

Berlow at TypeCon
Sans Serif - 13 July 2000
A write up of David Berlow's TypeCon keynote has been posted on the Sans Serif site.  More details...

Welcome to the big show
San Jose, CA. - 13 July 2000
Adobe have put together a special pack of fonts chosen especially for titling your movies and videos.  More details...

Chagnon is Bitstream's new president
Cambridge, Mass. - 12 July 2000
Bitstream has announced that Anna M. Chagnon has succeeded Paul Trevithick as President of Bitstream.  More details...

Carter and Frutiger meet in Seattle
Seattle, WA - 11 July 2000
Seattle's own daily newspaper, the Seattle Post Intelligencer - the PI - has been redesigned using Matthew Carter's Charter and Adrian Frutiger's Frutiger typefaces.  More details...

OpenType and InDesign
CreativePro.com - 11 July 2000
Edward Mendelson's article discussing OpenType and its support in Adobe InDesign has been posted to CreativePro.com.  More details...

EyeWire awards announced
EyeWire.com - 10 July 2000
EyeWire has announced a design compo with over $40,000 in prizes. The competition includes a 'best use of type' category.  More details...

Advanced ClearType displays
Tokyo and Redmond - 10 July 2000
Microsoft and Toshiba are teaming up to develop 'advanced high resolution LCD' displays for eBooks that will take full advantage of Microsoft ClearType display technology.  More details...

HTF catalog reviewed
CreativePro.com - 7 July 2000
John Berry keeps churning out great articles for CreativePro.com, his latest being a review of The Hoefler Type Foundry's new type catalog.  More details...

Agfa Monotype's new core fonts
Elk Grove Village, IL. - 7 July 2000
Agfa Monotype has provided preview copies of two of their new core fonts, the sans-serif Albany and the serif face Thorndale.  More details...

WEFT 3 update available
Redmond, WA. - 6 July 2000
A 6th preview release of Microsoft's Web Embedding Fonts Tool version 3 has been posted to the WEFT community site.  More details...

Agfa Monotype timeline
Elk Grove Village, IL. - 6 July 2000
Agfa Monotype have posted a timeline describing the history of the company. The piece focuses on Monotype, but additional Agfa-Gevaert / Compugraphic history will be added in the near future.  More details...

TRIBE, coming soon
San Francisco, CA. - 5 July 2000
TRIBE is a new bi-monthly periodical, published by FontShop San Francisco and edited by Max Kisman. TRIBE will be launched late autumn 2000.  More details...

Exhibition - Work from Holland
Brno, Czech Republic - 5 July 2000
On 21 June 2000, an exhibition of contemporary Dutch graphic design was opened in Brno, Czech Republic. The show runs until 24 September.  More details...

Out with the old
EyeWire.com - 4 July 2000
EyeWire have posted a Larry Miller article discussing 'What's bad about desktop publishing? What's good? Why?'  More details...

Type for all seasons
San Jose, CA. - 3 July 2000
Adobe have posted an article by Jim Felici discussing OpenType fonts and the OpenType font format.  More details...

Oaknoll books
New Castle, DE. - 3 July 2000
The Oak Knoll Press asked us to post details of two of their type related books, Ruari McLean's How typography happens and Goudy's autobiography Goudy's Type Designs, His Story and Specimens.  More details...

Fresh look for FontShop
San Francisco, CA. - 3 July 2000
International type distributor FontShop and its associated font publishing label, FontFont, have both redesigned their websites.  More details...

R you serious?
Redmond, WA. - 3 July 2000
Continuing in our occasional series spotlighting awkward letters, the logotype of a local drugstore chain has recently come to our attention.  More details...

Whose Bodoni?
ForDesigners.com - 3 July 2000
Type designer Dave Farey explores the mystery that is Bodoni in a new article on ForDesigners.com.  More details...

Lucas publishes newspaper
Berlin, Germany - 3 July 2000
Dutch designer Lucas de Groot's boutique foundry, LucasFonts, has published a 64-page "newspaper" showcasing their typefaces.  More details...

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