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      13 Miles of Typography on Broadway

      As the Main Street of Manhattan, Broadway exhibits a catalogue of lettering—from neon lights to mom-and-pop shop signs, from theater marquees to building names. Join Hopes&Fears as we tour the typography of Broadway.


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      FF DIN - the FontFont success story

      One of the type families that undeniably shaped the iconic FontFont library is Albert-Jan Pool’s FF DIN® typeface family. At the suggestion of Erik Spiekermann during a taxi cab ride, Albert-Jan examined the rigid, mechanical shapes of the DIN 1451 Mittelschrift and Engschrift typefaces.


      Riccardo Sartori

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      Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015 is an Emoji

      For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji. There were other strong contenders from a range of fields, but U+1F602 was chosen as the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015.


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      The new Glyphs 2.2 Handbook is out

      The new version has 196 pages and is made for Glyphs 2.2.2.


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      Font Validator now open source and available on GitHub

      Microsoft Font Validator is a tool that evaluates how closely a TrueType or OpenType font adheres to the current font format specification, as well as whether the font meets basic recommendations and deliverable guidelines from Microsoft.


      Rodrigo Saiani

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      Tenez - Grand Slam Typeface from Plau

      “Tenez is a new typeface designed by Rodrigo Saiani, from Plau. As most of our projects, it started from a branding project (Coralinda), further developing into a typeface we felt could solve many designer’s needs …”


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