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      The Type Directors Club is closing

      “… the board has decided to dismantle the organization in its current state and end the lease on the Club’s physical space. The board believes the club should be reconstituted in a new, more inclusive form, under different leadership in the future.”

      www.tdc.org

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      Free blackletter revival FDI Wiking released

      After the successful Kickstarter campaign, the revival of the blackletter font Wiking was now finished and is available for free to anyone under the Open Font License.

      fdi-type.de

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      Help, is this Arabic?

      “Since I am tired of seeing my script misrepresented in media and you or your employer refuse to just hire someone for this, I will give you a number of easy pointers to avoid embarrassing yourself & your project to almost 2 billion people.”

      isthisarabic.com

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      Fust & Friends is closing with a sale

      “As keeping a foundry alive would (and should) take more time than any of us could invest, we decided to close the foundry down later in 2020.” A bundle of all fonts produced over the 5 years of the foundry’s existence are currently available at a discount of 50 percent.

      www.fontspring.com

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      Riccardo Sartori

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      A new website for The Typecraft Initiative

      “The Typecraft Initiative develops a range of display typefaces based on the rich crafts and tribal arts of India. Our primary aim is to provide opportunities for craftspeople to earn through the creation and sale of the typefaces and allied products.”

      www.typecraftinitiative.org

      Riccardo Sartori

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      The Typearture Variable Color Initials

      This A-Z will give you examples on what variable color fonts can do for your typography: To enhance your storytelling, emphasise subjects or brighten up your texts.

      www.typearture.com

      Riccardo Sartori

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      Technical lettering in the 1970s

      A close-up of the Tecnostyl Lettering Set, a tool to draw letters, for architects, designers and engineers. By Michele Patanè

      medium.com

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      The Sans Forgetica font does not enhance memory, researchers report

      “For the new paper in Memory, researchers conducted four experiments and found no evidence of memory-boosting effects.”

      www.futurity.org

      Riccardo Sartori

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      Support Independent Type

      A book about the New Culture of Type Specimens
      “A compendium of contemporary, physical and digital type specimens. The carefully selected work of over 400 font labels and type designers gives you a glimpse into the adventurous shift of this creative industry.”

      until June 28, 2020

      www.kickstarter.com

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