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New: Between by Akira Kobayashi for only $99* in an introductory offer

Already back in the 1990s, Japanese font designer Akira Kobayashi had the idea for Between, a DIN-like font that still had a humanist appearance and the right features for volume typesetting.
The result now was the Between font family, which has three closely related versions, Between™ 1, 2 and 3. The obvious similarities among the fonts makes them flexible enough for the most diverse design projects and offers a wide range of expressions. Between 1 appears technical and modern, Between 2 clear and easily legible, Between 3 friendly and lively.
To celebrate the arrival of this new font, we are offering the complete Between family in an introductory offer of only $99*, available until December 8.
You get the three styles of Between, each with its unique appearance, in eight weights, from Thin to Black, each with italic styles. Number sets with upper-case and old-style figures and ligatures round out the offer, and make Between suitable for the most diverse areas of application.

Get this great offer for Between for only $99* here.
Our feature on the new font family from Akira Kobayashi provides more details and background information.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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Neo Sans Selection for only $99* – available for 24 hours only

For only 24 hours, you can get the modern and versatile Neo® Sans for only $99*. The monolinear, clear forms of Neo Sans add a light, futuristic character and best show off their strengths in headlines.
The unobtrusive font family from type designer Sebastien Lester is also suited to longer texts, however.
Our offer saves you $322 off the normal price. The Neo Sans Selection gives you six OpenType fonts: Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Ultra and Ultra Italic.

Get the discounted offer for Neo Sans here – available in a limited number of 399 selections.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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London Calling: “Type Safari” in London

A city is more than just its tourist attractions. In London, the designer Sarah Hyndman therefore provides typographical tours through the vibrant metropolis. Participants will gain a different perspective of London and also learn about the history of the city through Hyndman’s “Type Safari”. The author Ellen Himelfarb joined one of these tours and describes her experience in a lovely article.

Click here to go directly to the review of “Type Safari” in London.

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Video tip: remembering the font pioneer Hermann Zapf

Almost a year ago, the renowned type designer Hermann Zapf passed away at the age of 96. He became known through fonts such as Aldus®, Palatino®, Zapfino® and many more. In June this year, the designer Jerry Kelly gave a fascinating lecture on Zapf’s life and work. In memory of the creator of many memorable fonts.

Enjoy this nearly 50-minute talk in memory of Hermann Zapf.

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New in the “Fonts by Inspiration” series: Poster Fonts

Our new theme in the popular “Fonts by Inspiration” series covers poster fonts this month. An area with a lot of typographic potential – as usually only a few words are used for posters which are readable from a distance. This ranges from easily legible font families to highly experimental and eye-catching fonts.

Be inspired by our expert selection of striking fonts.

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Join in: the Futura “Type Trap”

Join in and be part of the largest global search for the Futura® font by Paul Renner. Keep your eyes peeled, recognize Futura in your area, take pictures and upload them. Very simple and fast – and quite effective for the project “Type Trap”.

On the “Type Trap” website you can find more information on exactly how you can be part of this font search – enjoy!

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Offer: the complete ITC Migration Sans for only $99*

For one week, you have the opportunity to receive the ITC Migration™ Sans for only $99* at Originally the designer André Simard created the humanistic Sans explicitly for design projects – and thanks to its easily legible, clear forms, combined with individual details, it more than lives up to this origin. The font family is available in ten styles, from Thin to Black, with matching italic styles, in OpenType Std format.

Click here to go directly to our ITC Migration Sans offer.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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Typo refresher in five steps

The article “Typography tips for a better user experience” presents five steps to get the best out of digital typography on websites, emails or digital product designs. Your readers and users will thank you.

Read the complete article here.


Interview with Jim Ford

“Posterama is like a skilled voice actor – a simple person like you and me at a glance, but with the ability to transform into something else seamlessly”, says American font designer Jim Ford of his new font family, Posterama.
We conducted an interview with him on the occasion of the launch of this comprehensive and unique font family. In the interview, you will find out what inspired Ford to make this design, how he worked on Posterama and what tips he has for using the font.

Enjoy the interview on

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