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FontFont sponsors TYPO London 2011

TYPO London 2011

FontShop International is a proud sponsor of TYPO London 2011 that will take place from 20-22 October in Logan and Jeffery Halls at the University of London.

TYPO, Europe’s most successful annual three-day design conference, comes to London this year. An A-list of influential speakers from the world of typography; information, graphic and digital design; brand experience; film; animation; publishing and education are confirmed for this inaugural edition. The theme for TYPO’s London debut is “Places”.

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In-Use: FF Basic Gothic and FF Scala for TYPO Berlin 2011

As always, Europe’s biggest design conference was awaited with much eager anticipation. As always, it was a tremendous success. And, as always, the visual style of the conference was carefully scrutinized by the critical eyes of the attending designers.

Traditionally, the conference’s theme motto changes every year and is interpreted by Berlin design agency studio adhoc. This year’s motif was “Shift”. To express this concept, Magnus Hengge and his team fittingly chose FF Scala, a FontFont classic, and paired it up with FF Basic Gothic, a brand new FontFont. While FF Scala has proven its flexibility and versatility for the last 20 years, FF Basic Gothic has yet to be put to the test at all. So it was all the more delightful that they both met the challenge head-on and mastered it with flying colors.

TYPO Berlin 2011 Advertisement
Conference advertisement

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To interpret this year’s TYPO Berlin conference motto, SHIFT: We’ve created four short videos showing FF Cocon, FF Info, FF Tisa, FF DIN Round and FF Kava – shifting, of course …

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New FontFont map

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.

FontFont Map 2011

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.