Major update to Typekit’s FontFont collection
“Monotype’s FontFont library was one of the original offerings in Typekit in 2009 back when we were only a webfont service. We’re pleased to announce that an additional 230 FontFonts are now available for sync in the Typekit library.”
For Centuries, Readers Annotated Books With Tiny Drawings of Hands
“In the list of rarely-used punctuation marks—amid the interrobang (‽), hedera (❧), lozenge (◊), and asterism (⁂)—the manicule is a pointedly unique symbol. Quite literally: it takes the form of a hand with an outstretched index figure, gesturing towards a particularly pertinent piece of text.”
New from Positype: Scotch
A Scotch roman/modern family with 3 optical sizes.
Local Fonts information website
“A site dedicated to fonts and their localization. Its main concern is the versatility of the Cyrillic Script forms.”
New from Robert Slimbach/Adobe: Pelago
“Pelago is a semi-formal sans-serif type family with a crisp contemporary appearance and an understated elegance that lends itself to wide range of applications, ranging from the most demanding text-based web and print communication to expressive display work.”
50% off - FDI Type Foundry joins Fontspring
“We celebrate the launch of our fonts on Fonspring with a special deal: Get the complete family packages of all our font families 50% off until the end of August 2017.”
ALS Lamon, a clever mix of uppercase and lowercase
A creative outline font that contains both uppercase and lowercase in each letter shape. Comes with Latin and Cyrillic characters.
3D Scan of the Rosetta Stone available online
“You no longer have to visit the British Museum in London to see the Rosetta Stone in detail. Last week, the museum published the first 3D scan of the famous slab of hieroglyphics online at Sketchfab, where it’s accompanied by the website’s new sound support feature.”
The Zanerian Manual is available to download
“One of the most comprehensive books ever to exist containing information about Zanerian Engrosser’s Script, Ornamental Penmanship, and American Lettering.”
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