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TypeNotes issue no. three

Fontlists and User Accounts Reborn

May 06, 2014 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

In this week’s sprint, we’ve added two delightful new features to next.fontshop.com. So look out for the fresh re-design of Fontlists and User Accounts. Though still in beta, these latest features are elegant and versatile, and they allow you to edit and curate for the first time ever on the new website.

If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to engage directly with the website in an even more creative, fun and useful way, the time is now.

ScreenFonts

April 27, 2014 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

Our monthly review of movie poster typography looks at the posters for Grand Budapest Hotel, 300: Rise of an Empire, Enemy, Muppets Most Wanted, Nymphomaniac

Simple but Radical

April 02, 2014 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

This is the starting ground where we’re building the next FontShop website. It’s in its early stages and has not yet blossomed into a full webshop, but we invite you to delve in and accompany us on our journey to its completion in the coming months.

With the help of our partner typefoundries, we’re exploring fresh and innovative ways to re-engineer the whole experience of finding the perfect fonts, right here in this space.

A short history of the geometric sans

April 02, 2014 by
Ferdinand Ulrich
Ferdinand Ulrich

Typefaces are an expression of their time. FF Mark is a new typeface and yet it clearly draws on historical examples from the past. Precisely, the mid-1920s, a period in German history with exceptional innovation in engineering, in the arts and in design. In particular, the years between 1925 and 1930 produced several ideas that were new to the world – among them a new concept in type design: the geometric sans serif.