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      New foundry: XYZ Type

      “We’re Ben and Jesse, and we make fonts. After collaborating frequently over the past few years, we thought it was about time we teamed up to sell our designs through our own independent type foundry, XYZ Type.”

      xyztype.com

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      Dubai Introduces Its Own Font, Lauding Free Expression It Does Not Permit

      “The Dubai font was introduced in Twitter posts by the city’s crown prince and Microsoft, whose Office 365 software has the font in Arabic and Latin script.”

      www.nytimes.com

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      2017 font purchasing habits survey

      “The 2017 survey features new-and-improved questions about your font preferences and purchasing habits. After completing the survey, you will receive a bundle of 9 fonts for free from notable type designers.”

      fontpurchasinghabits.com

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      The National Print Museum Ireland is hiring

      Vacancy for Education Officer at the National Print Museum
      10 Month Fixed Term Maternity Contract

      www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

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      Indiegogo: The Letterpress Depot

      “We are raising funds to rehab the basement of a 1915 train depot to create a hands on working letterpress museum and community print studio.”

      www.indiegogo.com

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      Creative Characters: Alisa Nowak

      An interview by Jan Middendorp.

      www.myfonts.com

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      Kris Sowersby: Primitive Typographic Communications from Afar

      The designer of the new Untitled type series talks to Elizabeth Carey Smith in advance of his talk at Typographics this June.

      blog.typographics.com

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      Warm Animal Blood: Dwiggins’s Mark on Contemporary Type Design

      Stephen Coles asked a few designers to describe their relationship to the man and his work.

      typographica.org

      Riccardo Sartori

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      Font Map

      Font selection is one of the most common visual choices designers make—and most fall back on old favorites, or search for a font within categories. By leveraging AI and convolutional neural networks to draw higher-vision pattern recognition, we have created a tool that helps designers understand and see relationships across more than 750 web fonts.

      fontmap.ideo.com

      Riccardo Sartori

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      1977 EPA Graphic Standards System reissue

      Designed by Chermayeff & Geismar and reissued as a hardcover book printed in 14 Pantone® colors.
      A portion of the proceeds will go to Earthjustice’s programmatic expenses in their mission to protect the environment and AIGA’s operational expenses for its Design Archives, which identify, preserve, and make collections of enduring value available to the public.

      until May 27, 2017

      www.kickstarter.com

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      Free font family Latina Essential

      “Latina Essential is a humanist typeface designed for use in continuous text. The font comes in 4 weights with matching (true) italics.”

      latinotype.com

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      PhD studentship: British women printmakers in the Long Eighteenth Century

      “Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship researching the role, status and output of amateur and professional women printmakers in Britain during the long eighteenth century, drawing on the Victoria & Albert Museum’s strong collections of work by women printmakers of this period. ”

      until May 23, 2017

      www.bbk.ac.uk

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