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FontFont to sponsor ISType 2013

ISType 2013

We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the third ISType Conference that takes place in İstanbul from 13 to 16 June 2013.

Over the course of four days, there will be a series of nine lectures and five workshops, all focused on the theme Stroke, which was inspired by Gerrit Noordzij’s book The Stroke. The speakers line-up includes the likes of Akira Kobayashi, Robert Bringhurst, Yves Peters, Erik van Blokland and Luc(as) de Groot.

You can still register for their seminars and workshops online, but hurry as places are filling up fast.

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TDC2 2000: FF Clifford and FF Profile

The judging of the Type Directors Club Type Design Competition 2000 took place in New York City on January 23, 2000, at the School of Visual Arts. The contest was judged by Matthew Carter, Barry Deck, John Hudson and Kathleen Tinkel. Maxim Zhukov chaired the Jury.

One hundred two designers from twenty-four countries participated in the competition. One hundred eighty-five entries competed in five categories: Text designs, Display designs, Text/display type systems, Type superfamilies, and Pi fonts.

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U&lc Type Design Competition 1998: FF Clifford

In 1998, the FF Clifford family won first prize in the text font category as well as Best of Show at the First U&lc Type Design Competition in New York. U&lc was a typographic magazine published by ITC until 1999, avidly read by type enthusiasts and sought after by collectors the world over.

Akira Kobayashi about his typeface: “In autumn 1997, I saw an advertisement for a typeface competition organised by U&lc, the graphic magazine published by the ITC. The competition had three categories: Display, Text, and Picture fonts. It was a good oppportunity for me to have my text type design assessed. All of the six variations were reviewed before the submission. I reviewed and revised almost every letter. It took longer than I had first imagined. Eventually the Clifford type received the Best of Category (text) and the Best of Show awards at the same time. In summer 1999, the type was finally published by FSI FontShop International under the name of FF Clifford. The total number of the family is 25, including fonts with lining figures, expert sets, and borders. In 2000, FF Clifford received the TDC2 Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club in New York.”

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