News: Announcements

Currency Changes for British and Australian Customers

AUD GBP

We have a great bit of news for all of our British and Australian customers!

Here at FontFont.com we are pleased to announce that we’ve improved our currency system, making it easier to purchase and pay for FontFonts. This means that as of now our Brit and Aussie customers are able to buy our fonts in either Sterling (GBP) or OZ dollars (AUD).

Happy Shopping!

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FontFonter replaced by WebFonter

What would The New York Times look like set in FF Dora? Or Kickstarter in FF Mark?

A few years ago, we in collaboration with Tim Ahrens and FontShop created FontFonter as the first free tool to allow anyone to try and preview webfonts on any website.

With the completely new and more flexible WebFonter, you can now try and test Web FontFonts together with the 15,000+ webfonts available from FontShop.com in any existing site. You can replace headline or body text, specific fonts, or, using custom CSS selectors, anything you want with a typeface of your choosing.

FontFonter becomes Webfonter

WebFonter can be used during the design and development process – a critical time for font choice. The target website does not need to be publicly accessible in order to test-drive webfonts. This hugely important feature marries well with the current web design trend towards designing directly in the browser.

Available for free as a Chrome extension, browser bookmarklet or by entering a URL directly at webfonter.fontshop.com, this new tool will succeed FontFonter to make the web design process even better and as seamless as possible.

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FontFont sponsors Serebro Nabora Type Conference

SerebroNabora

We are cyrillic in spirit and excited to be sponsoring the upcoming Serebro Nabora | Серебро набора in Moscow, November 9-13.

The first ever type conference to be held in Russia, the main goal is to provide an international platform for professional communication, the exchange of ideas, typographic and type design education and also celebrate new talent.

The sold out event will bring together typographers, designers, editors and publishers across various creative fields to the Moscow stage. Speakers include Peter Biľak, Eugene Yukechev, and Emil Yakupov.

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FontFont sponsors Ampersand New York 2013

Ampersand NY

Super pleased to announce that we are sponsoring the Ampersand web typography conference in New York on 2 November 2013.

Ampersand NYC is set to be a great day full of nitty gritty details in all aspects of web typography. Presented by experts in typeface design, layout, typesetting, and front-end development, it brings together the industry’s leading thinkers and designers from across the worlds of type and web design with a speaker line-up including the likes of Jenn Lukas, Jonathan Hoefler and Christian Schwartz.

We also have a special offer of $100 off the standard ticket price. 
Enter the code 'fontfont' to receive the discount when you register and purchase. 

There are still are few tickets left so register now. 

Your chance to be part of the Ampersand NYC!
To find out more and be in the running to win a ticket to the conference head here.

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Want to go to Ampersand New York?

Ampersand NY

We are proud sponsors of the Ampersand web typography conference heading to New York on 2 November 2013 and one lucky type fan will have the chance to be part of the event.

To be in the running to win a ticket to Ampersand NY, simply share with us your favourite web FontFont in use. Please also include the URL the site of the font in use. Tweet us your answer and tag it with #ampersandconf by Friday 25 October, 4pm Central European Time (CEST).

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FontFont sponsors ATypI Amsterdam 2013

ATypI 2013

We are very excited to be sponsoring the 57th annual Association Typographique Internationale conference. ATypI 2013 is taking place in the heart of Amsterdam city on the Dam square October 9–13.

The annual renewal of the international typographic community brings together typographers, type designers, historians, psychologists, programmers and graphic artists of the like.

“Point Counter Point” is the theme for the year, with the speaker bill including Irma BoomErik van Blokland, Albert-Jan Pool and Paul van der LaanKeep an eye out for a few more familiar FontFont faces during the conference.

ATypI Amsterdam opened yesterday and will continue through to Sunday. You can see the full programme lineup here.

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FontFont to sponsor TypeTalks 3

TypeTalks 3

We are very happy to announce that we will be sponsoring TypeTalks 3. The date is set for 6-7 September 2013 with the symposium stage heading back to its hometown, Brno.

The two-day symposium will be preceded by a three-day information design workshop led by Finnish designer Jasso Lamberg, as well as an evening of ‘extrashort’ type presentations aka TypeShorts™. Speakers for this year include Erik van BloklandLaura Meseguer and Radoslav Večerka.

TypeTalks was created as a collaborative activity, designed to raise awareness and draw attention to the importance and power of typeface design and typography amongst graphic design professionals and students. Three years on, it is now more than a conference just for typographers and type fanatics. TypeTalks aims to bring together creatives from across the entire design spectrum including graphic and web design, historians and even programmers. 

Normal bird registration is open until August 9, but places are limited so book now!

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FontFont to sponsor Granshan Conference and Festival 2013

Granshan

We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the Granshan Conference and Festival for Non-Latin Typefaces taking place in Bangkok from 24 to 27 July 2013.

Over four days, explore the world of script through a series of workshops, presentations, exhibitions and a symposium. Renowned designers, researchers of script, and typographers worldwide including the likes of Robert BringhurstProfessor Lars Harmsen, Stefan SagmeisterGerard Unger, and Anuthin Wongsunkakon, will come together to illustrate and express the beauty of language through type.

Granshan is the first and only conference and festival focused on non-Latin typefaces.
Event registration is still open but get in quick before you miss out!

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Share your work and win a ticket to TYPO Berlin!

Have you used a FontFont in a recent project?

Would you like to win a ticket to TYPO Berlin?

As proud sponsors of this year’s TYPO Berlin, we are delighted to give away three tickets to the conference. With an all-star lineup including Ken Garland, Kate Moross, Jessica Walsh, Anthony Burrill and Albert-Jan Pool (designer of FF DIN), it is simply too good to miss!

TYPO Berlin Competition

How to enter

Just send us an example of FontFonts in use from a project that you have worked on recently and you will automatically be entered into our draw. Please send a link to your website or a PDF of your project with a brief description to news@fontfont.com.

Closing date 

11.00 (CET) Tuesday 30 April. We will announce the winners shortly after the closing date.

Good Luck!

*Please note the prize is just the ticket for the conference and not travel to Berlin, so you’ll have to make your own way there ;-)

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First ever TypeReview to take place at TYPO Berlin

Typeboard

For the first time in its history, members of the FontFont TypeBoard will be let loose on stage at TYPO Berlin to critique, commend and appraise typefaces in public. In the inaugural FontFont TypeReview, you have the chance to get your work judged by the likes of Erik Spiekermann, Erik van Blokland, Stephen Coles, Andreas Frohloff, Jürgen Siebert and Ivo Gabrowitsch.

In a fun and fast-paced hour, members of the official FontFont TypeBoard will assess and review entries. It’s a golden opportunity to gain invaluable advice, tips and feedback as to how to develop your typeface further and to hear from some typographic heroes.

So, if you are attending TYPO Berlin or are in Berlin on Friday 17 May and would like your typeface to be judged in front of a live audience, make sure you attend FontFont’s first TypeReview.

How it works

On Friday 17 May at 13.00 in the Nest at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), Erik Spiekermann, Erik van Blokland, Stephen Coles, Andreas Frohloff, Jürgen Siebert and Ivo Gabrowitsch will take to the stage to consider, review and criticize your entry in front of an audience.

How do I enter?

If you would like for your typeface to be publically judged at TYPO Berlin, please come along to the Info Counter on Thursday 16 May with a sample/specimen of your typeface to hand it in. The FontFont TypeReview will then take place the following day, Friday 17 May at 13.00 in the Nest. Due to time constraints, although we’d love to see a full family (if you have one) you can also just enter one weight and style. 

FAQs

I’d really like to enter my typeface to FontFont TypeReview but I don’t have a ticket to TYPO, does this matter?

No, you don’t need a TYPO ticket. This session is open to everyone; just make sure you inform the door staff that you are attending FontFont’s TypeReview. 

I don’t want to enter a typeface but I’d still like to watch, is that possible?

Yes, you can still watch. As places are limited, please make sure you arrive on time.

This sounds like a great idea but I’d much prefer to submit my typeface to the official TypeBoard, how do I do so?

The official TypeBoard takes place on 15 May. All details as to how to submit your typeface can be found on our Become a FontFont Designer page.

Can I submit my typeface to the official TypeBoard AND TypeReview?

Yes, of course you can, please just inform us clearly that you would also like your submission to be considered at the TypeReview as well as TypeBoard when you send it. Please note, you will need to be able to attend on the day if you wish to enter TypeReview. All details as to how to submit your typeface to the official TypeBoard can be found on our Become a FontFont Designer page

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