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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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