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29May

Free Quatro typeface

quatroPPRWRK studio is giving away for their beautiful Quatro typefacePPRWRK studio is an independent graphic design studio founded in 2004 by typographer and graphic designer Mark Caneso. Read more

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26May

New FontShop Site

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FontShop has revamped their site (only german) to fit better their broad offer of services and the new ZOOM images, a stock images bank where you can watch a preview of some their images. The fonts are under the Schriften section and FontShuffle is really interesting: click on its tab and select a typeface style, then another style and you get a random selection of fonts based on your criteria. Want to see more? click the big red Shuffle button below! Read more

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26May

Typefaces based in lettering found in the streets from Chile

Typefaces based in lettering found in the streets from Chile

Tipografia.cl is a site devoted to chilean typography and the typographers collective formed by Francisco Gálvez, Rodrigo Ramírez, Tono Rojas y Kote Soto. I met the site due to the project TUP Tipografías Urbano Populares by Luis Rojas H. and José Soto B. which consisted on creating digital typefaces starting from hand-crafted custom lettering in the streets of Chile. Read more

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1Apr

FF Dingbats 2.0 Sampler free download

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Visit the new site for FF Dingbats 2.0 and while you’re there, download the sampler for free.

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Interesting interview to Eric Gill conducted by MyFonts.

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25Mar

Porchez Typofondiere releases Parisine Office PTF

Parisine Office PTF

Porchez Typofondiere, the digital type foundry from France, released today their new typeface Parisine Office PTF. The typeface itself is gorgeous but when you enable its OpenType features the font is completely transformed. Parisine Office looks like another font with its OpenType features enabled, from a serious sans-serif to a crazy curvy sexy font. Yet Parisine the stylistic marks are consistent through all the variants, and that makes them look like a perfect happy font family, you gotta love that `l´ character!

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23Feb

Capucine typeface by Alice Savoie

Capucine typefaceI feel in love today with this typeface. Capucine is being made by french designer Alice Savoie from FrenchType, who has a MA in typeface design from the University of Reading, UK. Capucine is the fruit of her MA. The importance of this typeface lies not only on its beautifulness, its legibility inherent to its humanist approach born once from handwriting, but on its completeness. It has extended latin (eng, eth, breve, caron, thorn, etc), and the greek alphabet. Of course, ligatures, small caps, text figures, everything and the kitchen sink. Capucine has five weights and one italic variant so far. Makr sure you download the specimen booklet with enough applications of Capucine to make you fall in love with her.

Alice Savoie also wrote a very interesting paper titled French Type Foundries in the Twentieth Century, available from Articles & Essays from TypeCulture.

As an aside, but interesting resource check the Wikipedia entry for the International Phonetic Alphabet.

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21Feb

Latinotype – Digital Type Foundry from Chile

Latinotype homeThis is Latinotype, a chilean digital type foundry, and has some awesome typefaces like Australis Regular, a beautiful serif typeface by Franciso Gálvez Pizarro, or (below) the gorgeous Patua Regular with sharp serifs by Luciano Vergara.

Latinotype Patua Regular

Latinotype has been founded by Miguel Hernández, being himself a designer,  along with designers Luciano Vergara and Joaquín Contreras. They expect to add more typeface designers starting with their own country, Chile. The site is only in spanish for the moment. Prices for some of these fonts starts at USD 10.

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