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      New from Typotheque: November

      “November, utilitarian street signage typeface”


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      FontExplorer X Pro 6 for Mac OS released

      “FontExplorer X Pro 6 introduces new features aimed at improving usability, compatibility and connectivity—each of which removes distractions from the creative workflow and keeps designers doing what they do best: designing.”


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      Introducing OpenType Variable Fonts

      Version 1.8 of the OpenType font format specification introduces an extensive new technology, affecting almost every area of the format. An OpenType variable font is one in which the equivalent of multiple individual fonts can be compactly packaged within a single font file.



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      Digital Ad Licensing Now Available on MyFonts

      “we are thrilled to announce the release of our brand new Digital Ad license; a license that takes into account the fact that ad impressions and website page views, while they can be built using the same webfont files, need to be treated differently.”


      Riccardo Sartori

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      Webfonts: A success by anyone’s measure (mostly)

      Richard Fink on “A List Apart” about the progress of webfonts and some controversy around them.


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      Multi by Laura Meseguer released

      “Multi is the first extensive family created by Laura Meseguer. It was originally commissioned by the publisher of Dutch regional newspapers in 2011, with the aim to match the serif typefaces (Lexicon by Bram de Does and Tiempos by Kris Sowersby) …”


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      New FontShop plugin for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

      “Our new FontShop plugin for Adobe Creative Cloud allows you to test all the fonts on fontshop.com directly in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Just install it and start designing with lots of type options.”


      David John Lewis

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      Where the “comic book font” came from

      So...why does all the writing in comic books look like that? Vox's Phil Edwards looked into it and found an aesthetic shaped by comics culture, technology, and really cheap paper.


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