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At Home With Achaz Reuss

December 11, 2013 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Achaz Reuss is a former URW type designer. He founded his own design agency Reuss Design in 1995, specializing in corporate design and corporate type, including the NIVEA brand typeface. He is the designer behind FF QType and also contributed to Albert-Jan Pool’s typeface FF DIN.

At Home With Erik Spiekermann

July 31, 2013 by
Alexander Roth
Alexander Roth

In our latest ‘At Home With’ series, we caught up with our founder Erik Spiekermann as he takes us through the Berlin townhouse he shares with Susanna Dulkinys and talks about printing presses, his most hated typefaces and what led him to become a typomaniac.

Type Tips

Find and Replace, GREP

July 25, 2013 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Alright, this isn’t necessarily about using type—more like using text—but hang with me and you’ll find the information is still applicable if not ultimately very handy. Much of the initial work of typesetting is rearranging and stripping the junk out of your text, including removing that pesky second space after each period.

At Work With Ralph Olivier du Carrois

April 25, 2013 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Our ‘At Work With’ series takes a peek behind the scenes of our FontFont designers at work. For the first in our

series, we visited Ralph du Carrois who worked on the Cyrillic and Greek character sets for one of our most popular FontFonts, FF Meta Serif. Working alongside Botio Nikoltchev, Ralph also contributed to the Extra Bold and Light weights of FF Meta Serif. Ralph’s studio Carrois Type Design is located very close to the Ostkreuz S-Bahn station in Berlin. A live/work arrangement set over three floors, his space is a visual treat with exposed concrete and a treasure trove of type treats.

Type Tips

Using Baseline Grids

January 24, 2013 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Let’s dive in. In this article I’ll give a few pointers on setting the appropriate baseline interval, some specifics on how to set up an InDesign document, and I’ll likely keep it pretty vague discussing baseline grids on screen media.