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Reading Pile: The Curly Letter of Amsterdam

July 16, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

As you could have gathered from my review of Verena Gerlach and Fritz Grögel’s excellent Karbid, Berlin – From lette­ring to type design I am fascinated by type design as a means to practice typographic archaeology. Even more so if the resulting typeface helps document a lettering style that is in danger of disappearing, thus preserving it from extinction. This is exactly what Ramiro Espinoza did for the intricately graceful “krulletters” with his Krul font and the book The Curly Letter of Amsterdam. The curly script letters that used to grace so many typical bars in Amsterdam are now in danger of fading away into oblivion. But there is hope in a new generation of local signpainters learning the trade.

FontShop News, now with RSS

July 09, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

We’ve added an RSS feed so that now all the stories we publish here will arrive in your news reader.

FontExplorer X Pro 5

July 07, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

A week ago FontExplorer® X Pro 5 – the latest version of Monotype’s state-of-the art font management solution – was released. Well-known for its intuitive, contemporary user interface, the app’s thorough feature set includes numerous tools for font discovery and organization as well as activation controls that ensure fonts are active only when needed. This speeds the creative workflow by minimizing the list of options in font menus to just the essentials, while also helping the user’s machine to run efficiently.

Improved User Navigation

June 25, 2015 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

You may not always notice, but our team of fearless developers continuously tinker away at FontShop.com, going out of their way to improve the user experience and make visiting our responsive website as smooth as possible. Hey, there’s a reason they recently won all these awards and are currently nominated for the Net Awards! Lately they have been concentrating on the user navigation. We thought this to be a good time to have a refresher and go over the features with you.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 Introduces Glyphs Panel

June 19, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

The efforts of the #AdobeTypeUI movement and the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board are starting to bear fruit. Monday’s announcement of the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 release introduces the long-awaited Glyphs panel.