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Reading Pile: Tasty Stories

June 17, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

As my main area of interest is the crossroads where typography and pop culture meet, I was happy to discover this little (quite literally) book. The tagline of Tasty Stories perfectly describes the content – “Legendary Food Brands and Their Typefaces”. Belgian type designer and Reading graduate Joke Gossé tells the story of over twenty brands in the food industry through the letters that grace their logos, packaging and advertising, tracing some of them back to the infant days of commercial art.

Berlin Design Night 2015

June 16, 2015 by
Jürgen Siebert
Jürgen Siebert

Last Friday, 12 June 2015, 93 design studios in Berlin opened their doors between 7 and midnight for a night shift – “Nachtschicht” in German, the nickname of the 4th Berlin Design Night, organized by Create Berlin. For the third time, Monotype’s FontFont and TYPO Talks teams welcomed visitors to attend workshops, presentations and typographic experiments in their office at Bergmannstraße 102.

Front-End Developers: Join our team!

June 11, 2015 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

We are looking for a skilled front-end developer for e-commerce and web applications in an agile Scrum team working on our main site FontShop.com.

Hermann Zapf 1918–2015

June 09, 2015 by
Jürgen Siebert
Jürgen Siebert

Last Thursday night, June 4th, German calligrapher and typeface designer Hermann Zapf passed away in Darmstadt at the age of 96. He created more than 200 fonts, including the world-famous Palatino®, Aldus®, Optima®, ITC Zapf Chancery®, ITC Zapf Dingbats® and Zapfino® typefaces. Zapf was an early adopter and one of the first type designers to embrace text processing on the computer. His 1972 design Marconi Antique was one of the first fonts for computer typesetting. Hermann Zapf won many industry awards, amongst which the very first TDC Medal in 1967 and the very first SOTA Award in 2003. In March 2010, he received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Introducing FF Mark Ultra

June 04, 2015 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

FF Mark® is back, but this time things are getting pretty heavy ...