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TypeNotes issue no. three

ScreenFonts – May 2016

May 30, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our monthly review of movie poster typography looks at the posters for Cloro; Sold; Sacrifice; Criminal; Kill Me, Deadly; The Huntsman: Winter’s War; Barbershop: The Next Cut; Miles Ahead; The Invitation; and One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again).

Letternews: Fonts For Correspondence

May 25, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Correspondence typefaces help establish an identity from the inside out. Unlike pro fonts that are made for designers and press operators, correspondence fonts require no design background and work in harsher office environments.

What is WOFF?

May 24, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

In his recent article Paring down webfonts in FF Subsetter, David Sudweeks mentions WOFF. No, this is not the bark of an adorable puppy, but the abbreviation for Web Open Font Format. Developed by Mozilla® in concert with Type Supply, LettError, and other organizations, it uses a compressed version of the same table-based SFNT structure used by TrueType, OpenType, and Open Font Format, but adds metadata and private-use data structures, including predefined fields allowing foundries and vendors to provide license information if desired. Sounds as complicated to you as it did to me? I will to try to explain what this all means.

Satyr & FF Legato

May 10, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Let’s take a look at Sindre Bremnes’ Satyr paired with Evert Bloemsma’s FF Legato: I’ll start by confessing this is a combination that type designer (and quite talented typographer) Nina Stössinger suggested to me a few years back after I published a Great Pair that admittedly wasn’t that “Great.”

All May Long

May 04, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

It’s rare that we ever have special offers this sweeping in scale. This month, you can choose from any of thousands of type families at an across the board 20% discount.