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  • Typography Weekly #99

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      Polytonic Greek: a guide for type designers

      “This tutorial explains how to add Polytonic characters to an existing Monotonic Greek typeface. In terms of the Google Fonts Glyph Sets/Greek/defined in 2017, we explain how to extend a Greek Core set into Greek Plus set.”


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      House Industries Lettering Manual (Preorder promotion)

      “Learn the history and techniques of hand lettering from a renowned design studio. This practical and visual guide features exercises, case studies, and typographic models for letter styles such as serif, sans serif, brush, and script.”


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      Rutherford Craze launches Mass-Driver type foundry

      “Mass-Driver™ is an independent type foundry and design studio, established in 2020 by UK-born type designer Rutherford Craze. We produce high quality retail fonts.”


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      MyFonts launches app for iPhone & iPad with 50 font families you can use for free

      “MyFonts’ new iOS App gives you easy access to more than 50 free, high-quality fonts on any iOS device running iOS 13 or higher. Installing fonts is simple and quick, and they can be used within design and creative programs to enhance your creativity and produce beautiful documents right from your iOS device.”


      Riccardo Sartori

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      Giovanni Pintori for Olivetti

      “In the 1950s, Pintori revisualized the typewriter, transforming it from esoteric machine to a charming companion of modern office life.”


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      Results of the 2019 Font Purchasing Habits Survey

      “The 2019 Font Purchasing Habits Survey ran for 45 days and contained 82 questions. The survey results have now been released to the public to support the type industry.”


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      Kickstarter: Reviving the blackletter font Wiking

      “The Wiking font was designed by Heinz König and published in 1925 by the type foundry J. D. Trennert & Sohn in Hamburg. This unique and contemporary blackletter design has never been professionally revived. But you can help make it happen. If this campaign reaches it funding goal, a careful and complete digitization of the font will be created from the original letterpress font and offered for free under the Open Font License.”


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      Summer Letterpress Workshop in Belgium

      A 5-day letterpress masterclass in the “Atelier t” in Bierbeek, Belgium. The course is led by Thomas Gravemaker.


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      Typographics 2020

      The new website for Typographics 2020 is now live, with a schedule overview, and discounted registration.
      Typographics is a design festival for people who use type, now in its 6th year. It is foc­used on con­tempo­rary typo­graphy and where its future may lie. It is hosted at The Cooper Union in New York City.


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