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FontShop Unleashes Olympukes

Typographica  on August 14, 2004

In recent weeks I’ve had the pleasure of working with the talented and friendly people of FontShop (resume includes FontFont, along with 50 other handpicked foundries, and the ultimate FontBook) and Punchcut (resume includes Typophile — enough said). Our most recent effort is the release of several free fonts, including Olympukes [PDF Character Set] from Virus. As is often the case with Jonathan Barnbrook’s stuff, it’s blatantly cheeky, and very entertaining. On that note, here’s a illustrated history of Olympic pictograms.

The FS/PC/SC threesome is hard at work on another, broader project of which I am very fond. When it’s finally chugging along at full throttle, you’ll be the first to know.

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