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  • Typography Weekly #89

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      Best Fonts of 2018 on Fontspring

      “This is our official list of the highest quality font families released on Fontspring that have exceeded our expectations and offered something fresh to our growing library of fonts. This year, we’ve also chosen six of our own personal favorites, and marked them as Top-Tier. In a year of strong serifs and standout sans, these are our picks.”


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      Google's Three Gender Emoji Future

      “Coming to Android this year: a third gender option for emojis such as Police Officer, Zombie, Person Facepalming, Construction Worker and People With Bunny Ears.”


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      Celebrating Söre Popitz, the Only Known Woman Graphic Designer at the Bauhaus

      “She studied type with Jan Tschichold and design with László Moholy-Nagy + Herbert Bayer—so why have we never heard of her?”


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      New Sofa Serif includes 25 handmade styles

      “Sofa Serif is an all handmade 25 fonts display family which comes in 5 weights from Monoline to Fat. … Right now Sofa Serif is 85% off at MyFonts.”


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      Renaissance metal, french sieves and Spanish borders

      “Many of the first printed books in Europe were decorated with illustrations, initials and borders. Each served a purpose: initials signaled, via their range of sizes, a textual hierarchy, working in much the same way as chapter headings and sub-headings do today …”


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      Type Choice, Political Choice

      “Fascism kills. It especially kills people who look like me.” Agyei Archer comments on the questions around making font choices based on what we know about the type designers.


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      Intro to Font Metrics

      “Font files contain a wealth of information about a typeface. Whether you’re a designer or a developer, learning more about how fonts work can open new doors in how you work and what you create.”


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      Freda Sack, 1951–2019

      The British type designer Freda Sack died yesterday in early hours of the morning. Her longtime partner David Quay informed us today by mail: “Freda departed from the world.She went to sleep listening to her favourite music and died in her sleep—the perfect way to go. Picture: © Jason Wen


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      Adobe releases font set Adobe Handwriting

      “To add some more of that warmth to the Adobe Originals collection, we recently released Adobe Handwriting, a trio of fonts based on the handwriting of some of our own designers.”


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