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Give us a sign
Yorklyn, DE. - 31 January 2002
Photo story: John Downer paints a sign for House Industries.  More details...

Feliz the font
Sacramento, CA. - 31 January 2002
The latest Emigre mail out includes details of a new font release: 'Los Feliz' by Christian Schwartz.  More details...

A Rare opportunity
Charlottesville, VA. - 31 January 2002
The Rare Book School has posted details of its upcoming typography courses.  More details...

ClearType = Windows XP convert
c|net - 30 January 2002
News.com's Jon L. Jacobi with details of his ClearType voyage of discovery.  More details...

The Royal Tenen-font
The Web - 30 January 2002
Wondering what the font is that appears everywhere in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums? This fellow thinks he has the answer, but does he?  More details...

Typotheque updates
The Hague, NL. - 30 January 2002
Peter Bilak mailed us details of various updates he's made to the Typotheque Web site.  More details...

Adobe ships more OpenType fonts
San Jose, CA - 30 January 2002
Another batch of Adobe OpenType fonts have been released.  More details...

Look: these fonts have no wires
Cambridge, Mass. - 29 January 2002
Bitstream has announced the release of a Font Fusion 'wireless font pack'.  More details...

Bitstream revs Font Fusion to 2.2
Cambridge, Mass. - 29 January 2002
Bitstream has released version 2.2 of their Font Fusion font engine.  More details...

Tip of the day
Palmdale, CA. - 28 January 2002
Letterhead fonts has a great tip for installing fonts with a right-click of your mouse.

iPod sweetens magnet deal
Germany - 28 January 2002
Possibly responding to industry feedback Linotype is now offering an MP3 player as well as four "high-quality engraved brass euro magnets" with the purchase of their Gold Edition 1.6E fontpack.  More details...

More XPress 5 vs InDesign 2 views
ZDNews - 28 January 2002
Andreas Pfeiffer's view of the page layout heavyweight battle.  More details...

More shipping news
Denver, CO. - 24 January 2002
Quark XPress 5 has shipped.  More details...

Lord of the fonts
Santa Monica, CA. - 24 January 2002
New Tolkienesque fonts from Comicraft… NearMyth, Stonehenge and Golem.  More details...

A 'Micr' foundry
W. Hollywood, CA. - 23 January 2002
Michel Bujardet has announced a new Web site promoting and distributing the MICR font suite.  More details...

UK branding controversy
London, England - 23 January 2002
A cautionary tale from the BBC.  More details...

FontDoctor 5
Charlotte, NC. - 22 January 2002
Morrison SoftDesign announces the release of Font Doctor version 5 for Macintosh.  More details...

Isay Slutsker, 1924 - 2002
Russia - 22 January 2002
Maxim Zhukov has asked that we post this obituary for Russian type designer Isay Slutsker.  More details...

The shipping news
San Jose, CA. - 21 January 2002
Adobe has released InDesign 2.0.  More details...

FontLab 4.04 update available
Fontlab.com - 21 January 2002
FontLab 4 users can now upgrade to FontLab 4.0.4.  More details...

FontLab give away Liz
FontLab.com - 21 January 2002
Liz is a sample OpenType font created by the FontLab guys using FontLab 4.  More details...

Judging the night away
New York, NY. - 21 January 2002
The Type Directors Club have posted a short write up of the 'Judges' Night' talks given by Jill Bell and John Downer.  More details...

Chank gives a Coffee break
Minneapolis, MN - 21 January 2002
For a limited time save 40% on Chank's Coffee Fonts pack.  More details...

FSI: New & expanded
San Francisco, CA - 21 January 2002
FontShop International has launched a new and expanded FontShop.com.  More details...

Berry basic typography
Creativepro.com - 18 January 2002
In his latest Creativepro column John D. Berry complains about the use of straight quotes.  More details...

Orbital collision course!
Detroit, MI. - 18 January 2002
Chank's Skylab vs Rian Hughes' newly released Skylab.  More details...

MindCandy hawks shirts online
Austin, TX. - 18 January 2002
Mindcandy, the Austin-based type collective, is selling a range of t-shirts.  More details...

Automatic specimens
Albany, CA. - 17 January 2002
ProtoFont automatically creates specimen sheets of your Mac font library.

A comparison of fonts
Usability News - 17 January 2002
Results of a research study, A Comparison of Popular Online Fonts: Which Size and Type is Best? have been posted online by Usability News.  More details...

Brass magnets!
Germany - 16 January 2002
Linotype are offering four "high-quality engraved brass euro magnets" with the purchase of their Gold Edition 1.6E fontpack containing 2000 fonts each featuring the euro currency symbol.  More details...

Chank's free Core font
Minneapolis, MN - 16 January 2002
Oh La La, by Martin Fredrikson Core is Chank's latest free font.  More details...

New from ITC
New York, NY. - 15 January 2002
ITC's latest mail out announces the release of ITC Cinderella and ITC Batak.  More details...

Piracy forces Adobe rethink
San Jose, CA - 15 January 2002
Details in this ZDNet article.  More details...

Xpress 5 vs InDesign 2
Seybold Reports - 15 January 2002
Seybold's head to head review is well worth checking out, but if you care about good typography you may be disappointed by its conclusions.  More details...

More scripted Ilene
U&lc.com - 14 January 2002
Ilene Strizver continues her tour of the world's script fonts with a short piece for U&lc on calligraphic fonts.  More details...

It's 'D' letter
U&lc.com - 14 January 2002
Allen Haley's alphabetic exploration for U&lc makes a scheduled stop at the letter D.  More details...

TDC judges' night
New York, NY. - 14 January 2002
Thursday night is judges' night for the TDC type design competition. See Jill Bell and John Downer speak from 6 until 8pm.  More details...

Myfonts updates
Cambridge, Mass. - 14 January 2002
New stuff at MyFonts.com.  More details...

Le Monde redesign
France - 13 January 2002
French newspaper Le Monde has been redesigned using fonts from the Porchez Typofonderie, Luc de Groot and others. See this PDF for more details in French.  More details...

Fedra brochure available
The Hague, NL. - 12 January 2002
Peter Bilak mailed us a printed type specimen for his Fedra type family. The brochure is available upon request via the Typotheque Web site.  More details...

Managing fonts on the Mac
Creativepro - 11 January 2002
Jim Felici presents an excerpt from the Mac Bible 8th ed.

ClearType for smart computing
Smart Computing - 11 January 2002
Smart Computing magazine has posted a number of articles mentioning ClearType.  More details...

TDC deadline extension extended
New York, NY. - 10 January 2002
The deadline for the TDC48 Typography Competition and for the TDC2 2002 Type Design Competition has been extended once again. Get your entries in by 14 January 2002. Full details on the TDC website.  More details...

Ground control to Major :D
Font Diner - 10 January 2002
'Rocket Shipping' is the latest online service from The Font Diner foundry.  More details...

A|MT announces iType licensees
Wilmington, MA - 9 January 2002
Agfa Monotype has announced that Sanyo and ANT Limited have licensed the company's iType font rasterizer.  More details...

House: a gothic new year
Yorklyn, DE. - 9 January 2002
The House Gothic 23 family is the latest font release from House Industries.  More details...

Chank: of art and art shows
Minneapolis, MN - 9 January 2002
Chank reveals a new art clearance sale and his upcoming plans for 2002.  More details...

LettError Labs unveil LetterSetter
Den Haag, NL. - 8 January 2002
LetterSetter is a free online font previewer for LettError fonts! LTR Salmiak, New Critter and Federal Eighteen are online right now, with the rest coming soon.  More details...

New from Bitstream
Cambridge, Mass. - 7 January 2002
Bitstream has released 35 new Pan European (WGL4) fonts and a handful of new Hebrew fonts too.  More details...

LA Times Emigre article
Los Angeles, CA. - 6 January 2002
If you'd like to read the LA Times article on the Emigre foundry just follow this link.  More details...

Berry judges fonts in Russia
Creativepro.com - 4 January 2002
In his latest Creativepro column John D. Berry reports on the judging of the bukva:raz!, type compo.  More details...

Glory days of comp.fonts
Google groups - 4 January 2002
Laurence Penney dropped us a tip revealing that the entire comp.fonts newsgroup postings archive is available via groups.google.com.  More details...

News break
Redmond, WA. - 3 January 2002
The Microsoft typography news team will be away from the newsroom until 9 January 2002. Postings to the news board will be dependent on Internet connectivity.

P22 extends sale
Buffalo, NY. - 2 January 2002
Due to exceptional snowfall in the Buffalo area P22 has extended it's holiday sale. P22 label IHOF has also released two new fonts.  More details...

Fontzone debuts with euro article
London, England - 1 January 2002
Fontzone has relaunched with a "major article" in English and German on the euro currency symbol.  More details...

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