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Providing an insight into her latest projects, Irma also gives her thoughts on incorporating typography into book designs, whilst Ramiro tells us about his type foundry, Re-Type.permalink
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 Boom, Erik van Blokland, Albert-Jan Pool and Paul van der Laan. Keep 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.permalink
As a leading manufacturer of typefaces, FontFont continues its contribution to the typographic industry by supporting various sectoral events and organizations. We are happy to announce that we are following our tradition of sponsoring the ATypI conference by supporting this year’s event. ATypI 2011 is starting tomorrow and taking place in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík. This year’s conference is themed around the letterform ð (eth), which is, for what it’s worth, part of every FontFont.permalink
Five years ago we made this handy wall map, with the help from our friends at Punchcut. Since then, our library grew further, so we did it again. Welcome the FontFont Map 2011. You will even find FontFonts that have not yet been published, but will be out by the end of this year.
The FontFont Map sheds new light on the collection, making it easier to find the most suitable face among a cast of thousands. Breaking from the tradition of alphabetical or categorical order, the poster presents the library in an organic, intuitive way. It is a cloud map of typographic forms in which fonts are organized by their visual relationship. The word “Slang” represents the main components of the latin alphabet — uppercase, lowercase, ascender, descender, rounds, and straights. The size of each font sample is relative to the family size. A count of styles and weights is shown in the box next to the font name.
Attendees of the TYPO conference in Berlin received this poster last week, another chance to get one is at the ATypI conference. You can download the PDF here (913 KB) or send us an email with your postal address to get a printed version.permalink
ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) sponsored the international competition of type design bukva:raz! as a special contribution to the United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations 2001. The name of the competition translates as “letter:one!”; bukva is the Russian word for “letter” (as in letterform) and raz for “one” (as in two thousand one). Bukva:raz! is aimed at promoting cultural pluralism and encouraging diversity, interaction and co-operation in typographic communications. Type designers from many regions and nations, of various ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds had been invited to contribute to the contest. We had asked our FontFont designers to submit their FontFonts and here are the winners:read more