FontShop Newsletter: December 5, 2012
In this issue
New design: FF Videtur
Updates: FF Netto, FF Quadraat Sans
Language extensions: FF Super Grotesk, FF Absara, FF Speak & more
More new fonts: Webfonts from DSType & Newlyn
Festive fonts: Type for the Holidays
TYPO registration open: Early bird rate
New Design: FF Videtur

FontFont finishes the year characteristically strong with its latest release, FF Videtur, as well as a number of updates from type designers working behind the scenes. Plus our latest foundries offer webfonts and TYPO news.

FF Videtur FF Videtur

The concept for FF Videtur is based on bitmap fonts Axel Bertram created for the state television broadcaster in East Germany (GDR Television) during the 1980s. Thorough research and testing led to the creation of an open, functional serif typeface with alternating contrast. Freed from yesteryear’s technical restrictions, the new FF Videtur was entirely redrawn while keeping the best characteristics of the earlier forms. Despite its workmanlike appearance at first glance, its warm character is undeniable. The reasons for this are its modest stroke contrast; the open, clearly differentiated letterforms; the relatively short and rounded wedge-shaped serifs; and the consistent rhythm it sets in lines of text.

Updates: FF Netto, FF Quadraat Sans
New Weights

Two FontFont typefaces welcome new family members. The range of the spurless sans serif FF Netto was expanded with the addition of a delicate, slender Thin weight at one end of the spectrum, and a confident, chubby Black at the other end, plus italics across all weights.

FF Netto

Fred Smeijers’ recently redesigned classic FF Quadraat is augmented with a Sans Black, adding impact to the bold side of the family.

FF Quadraat Sans
Language Extensions: FF Super Grotesk, FF Absara, FF Speak & More
New Pro Offc/Web Versions

FontFont keeps enhancing the performance of their library. With the most recent language extensions and format additions the entire Premium Tier is now available in Pro, Offc and Web versions. This means that using Premium FontFonts guarantees a consistent typographic image in all applications, on all operating systems, across all supported languages.

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More New Fonts: Webfonts from DSType & Newlyn
New Webfonts

FontShop’s foundries are consistently working to update their faces to be as accessible as possible, and right now what that means is expanding to web-compatible formats like .eot and .woff. Stepping outside the FontFont range for a moment, we look at our two latest foundries to jump into the webfont market, DSType and Newlyn.

DSType webfonts


Dino dos Santos converts his entire library to webfonts. DSType’s families are marked by their broad ranges across styles, weights, and optical sizes.

View all DSType webfonts »

Newlyn webfonts


Miles Newlyn’s library now also includes all new webfonts for previously desktop-only faces. All Newlyn faces include a full character complement to support Latin and Central European languages.

View all Newlyn webfonts »

TYPO Registration Open: Early Bird Rate
TYPO San Francisco Contrast

Registration is now open for TYPO San Francisco 2013! Join leaders in the design world including Erik Kessels, Somi Kim, Ursus Wehrli, Jessi Arrington, and more for two days of design, culture, society, and a little bit of kerning.

Save $100 on your ticket by taking advantage of the early-bird rate through Dec. 31.

Register Today

Festive fonts: Type for the holidays
Festive Engraved Type on The FontFeed

In the run-up to the holidays we select festive fonts to give you inspiration for your seasonal greetings and other design items. Here’s four more typefaces that are guaranteed to enliven your holiday graphics.

Create your own Festive Engraved Type with this tutorial on The FontFeed »

TYPO San Francisco: Registration opens Monday
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