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  • Typography Weekly #93

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      Fontdue: e-commerce platform for independent type foundries

      “Fontdue provides the tools you need to run a foundry with no upfront cost, and a pricing model that scales to your size. We take care of running and maintaining the technology so that you can focus on designing and marketing your typefaces.”


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      Online archive of the tipoGráfica magazine

      The issues of the typography magazine published in Spanish from Argentina between 1987 and 2007 are now available online.


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      2019 Font Purchasing Habits Survey

      “To participate, you must be over 18 years old and have basic experience using and downloading fonts. It should take 15 minutes to complete and you may terminate the survey at any time. Upon successful completion of the survey, you can download 15 fonts for free.”


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      Updike Prize for Student Type Design

      “The Daniel Berkeley Updike Collection was opened to the public in 1937, and Updike intended it to be a source of learning and inspiration to printers with a desire to elevate their craft through the study of the history of printing. The annual Updike Prize for Student Type Design was created in the same spirit, rewarding undergraduate and graduate students who make use of the Updike Collection in their creation of a new typeface or typeface family.”


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      Draughtsman’s Alphabets

      Hermann Esser’s (1845–1908) Draughtsman's Alphabets: A Series of Plain and Ornamental Alphabets. Designed especially for engineers, architects, draughtsmen and painters, etc.
      High resolution scans freely available in the public domain.


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      Monotype to Be Acquired by private equity firm HGGC

      “Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm, will acquire all outstanding shares of Monotype common stock for $19.85 per share in cash, representing an aggregate equity value of approximately $825 million.”


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      VEB Typoart’s typefaces, more than 25 years later

      An article by Dan Reynolds based on a talk given in 2015 at the Face Forward conference in Dublin.


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      Latin Letters, Made in Armenia

      “The interaction between cultures has increased to unprecedented levels, thanks largely to the commercial web, and multiscript visual communication has become crucial to many designers’ practices as a result. Although this necessarily presents lots of intricate complexities and challenges, it also offers exciting new design opportunities.”


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