In case you haven’t already heard, FontFont and FUSE are turning 15. That’s quite the milestone for an institution of digital typography, an industry that isn’t much older. FontShop has been organizing a big fat exhibition to celebrate the anniversary. The traveling show is curated by FontShop founder Erik Spiekermann, with Dutch writer-designer Jan Middendorp, author of Dutch Type. It will feature dozens of the best examples of FontFonts in use.
There is still time to submit your own work for possible inclusion in the show. Anything that makes use of typefaces or pictograms from the FontFont library or the FUSE collection will be considered — books, magazines, posters, and newspapers, as well as examples of packaging, signage, gadgets. Send an email with previews (keep images under 1MB, please) of your work to FontShop and they’ll tell you if there’s a place for it in the exhibition. Questions can also be directed to that address.
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Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles with Caren Litherland and designed by Chris Hamamoto. Founded in 2002 by Joshua Lurie-Terrell. Relaunched in 2009 by Coles and Hamamoto.
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Fonts In Use
Type at work in the real world.
The Anatomy of Type
A book by Typographica editor Stephen Coles.
Coles answers common questions about type.
Lettering on vintage cars, appliances, and other objects.
Fleurs Coiffeur Liqueur
Lettering on storefronts.