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by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for January 2012:

Futura® Bold
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light
Neue Helvetica® 35 Thin
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman
Neue Helvetica® 75 Bold
Univers® 57 Condensed
Garamond 3 Regular
Bauer Bodoni® Black Italic
Garamond 3 Italic
Avenir® 85 Heavy
Neue Helvetica® 46 Light Italic
Avenir® 35 Light
Helvetica® Condensed Bold
DIN 1451 Engschrift
Futura® Bold Condensed Oblique
Sackers™ Gothic Heavy
Sackers™ Gothic Medium
Futura® Medium
Neue Helvetica® 25 Ultra Light
Linotype Didot® Bold
Linotype Didot® Italic
Avenir® 65 Medium
Linotype Didot® Roman
Avenir® 95 Black
Trade Gothic® Bold
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold #20
Avenir® 55 Roman
DIN Next™ Condensed Bold
Neue Helvetica® 77 Condensed Bold
Laurentian™ Semi Bold Italic
Linotype Univers® 620 Condensed Bold
Trade Gothic® Roman
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium
Futura® Book
Neue Helvetica® 47 Condensed Light
Linotype Univers® 420 Condensed
Futura® Heavy
Avenir® 45 Book
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Book
DIN Next™ Bold
Trade Gothic® Bold #2
Linotype Univers® 320 Condensed Light, Extended
PMN Caecilia® 75 Bold
Univers® 47 Condensed Light Oblique, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 77 Condensed Bold, Extended
PMN Caecilia® 85 Heavy
PMN Caecilia® 76 Bold Italic
Trade Gothic® Condensed #18
Futura® Bold Condensed
Futura® Medium Condensed
VAG Rounded™ Bold
DIN Next™ Regular
Monotype Grotesque® Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 37 Condensed Thin
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light, Extended
Neuzeit® Office Bold
Neuzeit® Office Regular, Extended
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Medium
DIN Next™ Condensed Regular, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 63 Extended Medium
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium, Extended
Neue Frutiger® Light
Neue Frutiger® Book
Helvetica® Bold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Bold
Neue Frutiger® Bold
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold #20, Extended
Soho® Regular
Trade Gothic® Bold, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 67 Condensed Medium
Univers® 67 Condensed Bold Oblique
Soho® Bold Italic
VAG Rounded™ Light
Helvetica® Bold, Extended
Gill Sans® Book
Neue Helvetica® 53 Extended, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 57 Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 73 Extended Bold, Extended
Baskerville Italic
Frutiger® 65 Bold
Helvetica® Condensed Light, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 67 Condensed Medium, Extended
Helvetica® Rounded Bold
Trade Gothic® Condensed #18, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 87 Condensed Heavy
Rockwell® Bold
Avenir® 55 Roman, Extended
Nazanin® Bold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Demi
Cachet™ Medium
Clearface Gothic™ 55 Roman
Clearface Gothic™ 45 Light
Helvetica® Light, Extended
DIN Next™ Medium
VAG Rounded™ Black
Trade Gothic® Next Regular
Neo® Sans Arabic Regular
Cachet™ Bold
Nazanin® Light


by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for December 2011:

Futura® Bold
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman
Neue Helvetica® 35 Thin
Neue Helvetica® 75 Bold
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light
Univers® 57 Condensed
Avenir® 85 Heavy
Futura® Bold Condensed Oblique
Garamond 3 Regular
Garamond 3 Italic
Bauer Bodoni® Black Italic
Avenir® 35 Light
DIN 1451 Engschrift
Sackers™ Gothic Heavy
Sackers™ Gothic Medium
Trade Gothic® Bold
Avenir® 65 Medium
Helvetica® Condensed Bold
Linotype Univers® 620 Condensed Bold
Neue Helvetica® 25 Ultra Light
Futura® Medium
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold 20
Avenir® 95 Black
Linotype Univers® 420 Condensed
Linotype Didot® Roman
Linotype Didot® Bold
Avenir® 55 Roman
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium
Univers® 47 Condensed Light Oblique, Extended
DIN Next™ Condensed Bold
Linotype Univers® 320 Condensed Light, Extended
Futura® Book
Linotype Didot® Italic
Neue Helvetica® 67 Condensed Medium
Neue Helvetica® 77 Condensed Bold
Trade Gothic® Roman
Laurentian™ Semi Bold Italic
Neue Helvetica® 63 Extended Medium
DIN Next™ Bold
Trade Gothic® Bold 2
Futura® Bold Condensed
Avenir® 45 Book
Futura® Medium Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 53 Extended, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 73 Extended Bold, Extended
Trade Gothic® Condensed 18
Futura® Heavy
PMN Caecilia® 85 Heavy
PMN Caecilia® 75 Bold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Book
Neue Helvetica® 57 Condensed
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold #20, Extended
Neue Frutiger® Book
Neue Frutiger® Bold
PMN Caecilia® 76 Bold Italic
Neue Helvetica® 47 Condensed Light
DIN Next™ Regular
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light, Extended
Neue Frutiger® Light
VAG Rounded™ Bold
Monotype Grotesque® Condensed
Helvetica® Bold
DIN Next™ Condensed Regular, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman, Extended
Trade Gothic® Bold, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 37 Condensed Thin
Trade Gothic® Next Regular
Futura® Book, Extended
Univers® 67 Condensed Bold Oblique
Helvetica® Bold, Extended
Avenir® 55 Roman, Extended
Rockwell® Bold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Medium
Trade Gothic® Extended Bold
VAG Rounded™ Light
Futura® Bold, Extended
Trade Gothic® Condensed #18, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium, Extended
Felbridge™ Regular
Neue Helvetica® 46 Light Italic
Figural™ Book
Frutiger® 65 Bold
Neue Frutiger® Regular
Univers® 55 Roman
Baskerville Regular, Extended
Helvetica® Bold Italic
VAG Rounded™ Black
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Bold
Gill Sans® Book
Neue Frutiger® Bold Italic
Frutiger® 45 Light
Univers® 45 Light
Frutiger® 45 Light, Extended
Avenir® Next Demi
Eurostile® LT Bold
Frutiger® 65 Bold, Extended
Neuzeit® Office Bold
Eurostile® LT Roman
Neuzeit® Office Regular, Extended
Trade Gothic® Bold #2, Extended


by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for October 2011

Futura® Bold
Neue Helvetica® 35 Thin
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman
Avenir® 55 Roman
Avenir® 85 Heavy
Univers® 57 Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 75 Bold
Garamond 3 Regular
Garamond 3 Italic
Avenir® 35 Light
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light
Bauer Bodoni® Black Italic
Helvetica® Condensed Bold
Sackers™ Gothic Heavy
Avenir® 65 Medium
Sackers™ Gothic Medium
Avenir® 95 Black, Extended
DIN 1451 Engschrift
Neue Helvetica® 25 Ultra Light
Futura® Medium
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold 20
Avenir® 95 Black
Linotype Univers® 620 Condensed Bold
Trade Gothic® Bold
Neue Helvetica® 77 Condensed Bold
Linotype Univers® 420 Condensed
Futura® Book
Linotype Didot® Bold
Linotype Didot® Roman
Linotype Didot® Italic
Linotype Univers® 320 Condensed Light, Extended
DIN Next™ Condensed Bold
Univers® 47 Condensed Light Oblique, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 67 Condensed Medium
Trade Gothic® Roman
Futura® Bold Condensed Oblique
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium
Avenir® 45 Book
Futura® Bold Condensed
Trade Gothic® Condensed 18
Futura® Medium Condensed
DIN Next™ Bold
Futura® Heavy
Trade Gothic® Bold 2
PMN Caecilia® 75 Bold
PMN Caecilia® 85 Heavy
Laurentian™ Semi Bold Italic
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light, Extended
Monotype Grotesque® Condensed
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Book
PMN Caecilia® 76 Bold Italic
Trade Gothic® Bold, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 47 Condensed Light
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold #20, Extended
Trade Gothic® Extended Bold
Neue Frutiger® Book
VAG Rounded™ Bold
Neue Frutiger® Bold
Neue Frutiger® Light
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 57 Condensed
Helvetica® Bold
DIN Next™ Regular
Administer BookItalic
Neue Helvetica® 87 Condensed Heavy
Neue Helvetica® 37 Condensed Thin
Helvetica® Bold, Extended
Rockwell® Bold
Avenir® 55 Roman
Univers® 67 Condensed Bold Oblique
DIN Next™ Condensed, Extended
Trade Gothic® Next Regular
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Medium
Neue Helvetica® 63 Extended Medium
Neue Helvetica® 53 Extended, Extended
Felbridge™ Regular
Neue Helvetica® 73 Extended Bold, Extended
VAG Rounded™ Light
Gill Sans® Book
Trade Gothic® Next Condensed Bold
Trade Gothic® Bold #2, Extended
Neuzeit® Office Bold
Neuzeit® Office Regular, Extended
Frutiger® 65 Bold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Bold
Futura® Book, Extended
VAG Rounded™ Black
Helvetica® Bold Italic
Frutiger® 55 Roman
Rockwell® Regular
Neue Frutiger® Regular
ITC Lubalin Graph® Book
Avenir® Next Demi
Trade Gothic® Condensed #18, Extended
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium, Extended
Cochin® Roman
Neo® Sans Regular, Extended
Eurostile® Next Regular
Linotype Univers® 520 Condensed Medium
Frutiger® 45 Light, Extended


by Matt Brinkerhoff

The dust has settled and the winners of the 2011 Web Font Awards have been chosen. Our panel of expert judges – composed of Dan Rhatigan, Jason Pamental and Josh Clark – pulled no punches and subjected our three finalists to the critique of a lifetime! Here’s how the judges ranked the winners.

3rd Place: SAM | Mamus Creative

SAM | Mamus Creative

While some may criticize the usage of a font so similar to other Web-safe options out there, MAMUS Creative managed to differentiate its entry by choosing less common weights of the Helvetica® face served by Fonts.com Web Fonts, creating an experience that reflects the high-end nature of SAM’s offerings. SAM-NYC.com designer John Mamus has shown us that sometimes the smallest alterations can have a large impact on the final product.

“Here at the MAMUS studio, we are absolutely thrilled to have proper fonts at our disposal. It has already changed how we work. In fact, every new Web initiative we are working on makes use of Web fonts. What’s more, we can now align the brand typographical usage to match in print, Web, broadcast and beyond. It is an excellent time to be a creative person.”

 

2nd Place: Portfolio of Debbie Millman | Armin Vit

Debbie Millman | Armin Vit

Our judges were impressed by the use of the Neue Haas Grotesk™ design, also served by Fonts.com Web Fonts, to create a bold but accessible look for DebbieMillman.com portfolio site of writer/educator Debbie Millman. Our judges also praised the layout, which held up well on mobile platforms. The man behind UnderConsideration and last year’s Judges’ Choice runner-up Armin Vit returns with another award-winning project.

“It was so exciting to control such a beautiful typeface through CSS and it rendered so nicely. Plus, of course, the artwork just came through behind it perfectly. This also led quite by accident to a very well proportioned mobile version of the site. The backgrounds were [acting up] on the iPad® and iPhone® devices, so I just stripped them away and the type by itself looked great. I couldn’t have pulled this off with Arial® — no offense.”

None taken, Armin.

 

1st Place: Fork Unstable Media | Fork Unstable Media

Fork Unstable Media | Fork

Our panel loved Fork.de’s innovative Web design techniques, but it was its dedication to using Web fonts wherever possible that helped propel them to the top of the contest. You won’t find a single piece of traditional Web-safe or rasterized text on Fork.de. Self-hosting the Malabar™ Pro typeface from the Linotype® collection, FORK Unstable Media has truly taken its use of Web fonts to the next level.

Roman Hilmer, Creative Director at Fork on why Malabar was selected: “Karin came across Malabar at just the right time. We wanted a serif typeface that fit with our “antique” oracle concept but also brought in something new. It needed to look like it was carved in stone, but also be a bit of a showoff, and naturally work on the Web. Right away we all knew we wanted to use it as a Web font.”

Congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks to our media partners, sponsors, entrants and the entire community for your contributions to the 2011 Web Font Awards!

Matt Brinkerhoff
Matt Brinkerhoff holds a bachelor’s degree in E-Business from Champlain College and has experience in user experience, multivariate testing, design and Web development. Through his work as a freelance designer, Matt developed an affinity for typography years before joining the team.



by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for September 2011:

Avenir® 55 Roman
Futura® Bold
Avenir® 95 Black, Ext.
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman
Neue Helvetica® 35 Thin
Avenir® 85 Heavy
Univers® 57 Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 75 Bold
Neue Helvetica® 77 Condensed Bold
Garamond 3 Regular
Garamond 3 Italic
Bauer Bodoni® Black Italic
Sackers™ Gothic Heavy
Sackers™ Gothic Medium
Avenir® 65 Medium
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold #20, Ext.
Avenir® 35 Light
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light
Neue Helvetica® 87 Condensed Heavy
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold 20
Trade Gothic® Bold
Helvetica® Condensed Bold
Neue Helvetica® 25 Ultra Light
Futura Medium
Neue Helvetica® 57 Condensed
Administer BookItalic
Avenir® 95 Black
Linotype Univers® 620 Condensed Bold
Linotype Didot® Bold
Linotype Didot® Roman
Linotype Univers® 420 Condensed
Linotype Didot® Italic
Neue Helvetica® 67 Condensed Medium
Linotype Univers® 320 Condensed Light, Ext.
Futura® Book
Univers® 47 Condensed Light Oblique, Ext.
Trade Gothic® Roman
Avenir® 45 Book
Futura® Heavy
Futura® Bold Condensed
Futura® Medium Condensed
PMN Caecilia® 75 Bold
PMN Caecilia® 85 Heavy
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light, Ext.
Trade Gothic® Bold 2
PMN Caecilia® 76 Bold Italic
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Book
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium
Monotype Grotesque® Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 37 Condensed Thin
Neue Helvetica® 47 Condensed Light
Neue Frutiger® Light
Trade Gothic® Bold, Ext.
Neue Frutiger® Bold
Neue Frutiger® Book
ITC Legacy® Serif Bold Italic
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman, Ext.
VAG Rounded™ Bold
Rockwell® Bold
Trade Gothic® Condensed 18
Univers® 67 Condensed Bold Oblique
Avenir® 55 Roman, Ext.
Trade Gothic® Extended Bold
Felbridge™ Regular
Neue Helvetica® 77 Condensed Bold, Ext.
Cochin® Roman
Neuzeit® Office Bold
Neuzeit® Office Regular, Ext.
VAG Rounded™ Black
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Medium
Neue Helvetica® 63 Extended Medium
Neue Helvetica® 53 Extended, Ext.
Frutiger® 65 Bold
Neue Helvetica® 73 Extended Bold, Ext.
DIN Next™ Bold
Frutiger® 55 Roman
Trade Gothic® Bold #2, Ext.
DIN Next™ Regular
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Bold
VAG Rounded™ Light
Trade Gothic Next Regular
Helvetica® Bold, Ext.
Helvetica® Bold
Trade Gothic® Condensed #18, Ext.
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium, Ext.
DIN 1451 Engschrift
DIN Next™ Condensed Bold
Frutiger® 45 Light, Ext.
Neo Sans Regular, Ext.
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Demi
Palatino® Sans Arabic Regular
Avenir® Next Demi
Trade Gothic Next Condensed Bold
Eurostile® Next Regular
Eurostile® Next Extended Regular
Trade Gothic® Light
Eurostile® Next Extended Bold
Eurostile® Next Extended Semibold
Eurostile® Next Semi Bold, Ext.
Gill Sans® Book


by Johnathan Zsittnik

As the official website of Switzerland tourism, MySwitzerland.com provides a variety of resources to prospective travelers. Website visitors can pour through options for Swiss destinations, accommodations and transportation – or simply learn more about the country.

The website brings the look and feel you’d expect from anything Swiss-made; perhaps making the creative brief the easiest ever created. “Color palette? Let’s go with red and white.” “Typeface? Hmm, let’s see if Neue Helvetica® will work.” The definitive Swiss typeface is used in the masthead and throughout the site, courtesy of Fonts.com Web Fonts.MySwitzerland website using Web fonts

Johnathan Zsittnik
Johnathan Zsittnik is the eCommerce Marketing Manager at Monotype Imaging. Johnathan holds both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley University.



by Johnathan Zsittnik

Maytag is well-known not only for its durable appliances but also for its commercial-grade parts. When assembling its latest website design, the manufacturing giant once again invested in high-quality parts – this time, assembling headlines with the Neue Helvetica® typeface family.

Laundry and kitchen appliances take center stage on the site’s home page. Accompanying headlines reinforce Maytag’s reputation for quality while Neue Helvetica Bold Extended ensures the message comes through loud and clear.

Maytag Website

Johnathan Zsittnik
Johnathan Zsittnik is the eCommerce Marketing Manager at Monotype Imaging. Johnathan holds both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley University.



by Chris Roberts

Here’s a ranked listing of Fonts.com Web Fonts’ top 100 most used Web fonts for August 2011:

Neue Helvetica® 87 Condensed Heavy
Administer BookItalic
Univers® 57 Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 77 Condensed Bold
Avenir® 85 Heavy
Garamond 3 Regular
Helvetica® Condensed Bold
Futura® Bold
Garamond 3 Italic
Bauer Bodoni® Black Italic
Neue Helvetica® 35 Thin
Sackers™ Gothic Heavy
Sackers™ Gothic Medium
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman
Neue Helvetica® 57 Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 75 Bold
Avenir® 35 Light
Avenir® 65 Medium
Avenir® 55 Roman
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light
Trade Gothic® Bold
Futura Medium
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold 20
Trade Gothic® Condensed Bold #20, Ext
Avenir® 95 Black
Neue Helvetica® 25 Ultra Light
ITC Legacy® Serif Bold Italic
Avenir® 95 Black, Ext
Futura® Book
Linotype Didot® Bold
Linotype Didot® Roman
Linotype Didot® Italic
Neue Helvetica® 67 Condensed Medium
Linotype Univers® 420 Condensed
PMN Caecilia® 75 Bold
Linotype Univers® 620 Condensed Bold
Futura® Bold Condensed
Neue Helvetica® 47 Condensed Light
PMN Caecilia® 85 Heavy
Linotype Univers® 320 Condensed Light, Ext
PMN Caecilia® 76 Bold Italic
Futura® Medium Condensed
Univers® 47 Condensed Light Oblique, Ext
Futura® Heavy
Neue Helvetica® 37 Condensed Thin
Monotype Grotesque® Condensed
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Book
Avenir® 45 Book
VAG Rounded™ Black
Neue Helvetica® 45 Light, Ext
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium
Avenir® 55 Roman, Ext
Rockwell® Bold
VAG Rounded™ Bold
Neue Helvetica® 55 Roman, Ext
Trade Gothic® Roman
Felbridge™ Regular
Neue Helvetica® 63 Extended Medium
Trade Gothic® Extended Bold
Neue Helvetica® 53 Extended, Ext
Helvetica® Condensed Bold, Ext
Neue Helvetica® 73 Extended Bold, Ext
Frutiger® 65 Bold
Neue Frutiger® Light
Eurostile® Next Regular
Eurostile® Next Extended Regular
Eurostile® Next Extended Bold
Neue Helvetica® 65 Medium, Ext
Eurostile® Next Extended Semibold
Eurostile® Next Semi Bold, Ext
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Medium
Frutiger® 55 Roman
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Bold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic® Demi
Trade Gothic® Light
Neue Frutiger® Bold
Neo Sans Regular, Ext
Trade Gothic® Bold, Ext
Neue Frutiger® Book
Univers® 67 Condensed Bold Oblique
DIN Next™ Regular
Helvetica® Light, Ext
Trade Gothic® Condensed 18
Helvetica® Rounded Condensed Bold
Palatino® Sans Arabic Regular
Frutiger® 45 Light, Ext
Neue Frutiger® Regular
Cochin® Roman
Helvetica® Condensed
Trade Gothic® Condensed #18, Ext
Neo® Sans Arabic Regular
VAG Rounded™ Light
ITC Lubalin Graph® Book
Neue Helvetica® 67 Condensed Medium, Ext
Avenir® Next Demi
Avenir® 35 Light, Ext
Neue Helvetica® 75 Bold, Ext
Neue Frutiger® Medium
Helvetica® Bold, Ext
Frutiger® 65 Bold, Ext


by Allan Haley

Ed Gottschall’s editorial column in Volume Twelve number One of U&lc stated, “… As ITC moves through its 15th year, it is appropriate to consider how the world of typography has changed since 1970 and where we believe it is heading by the year 2000.” Gottschall goes on to write about how he believes that millions of people in offices around the world will be using typefaces like the Helvetica® or ITC Garamond™ designs, instead of typewriter faces. While Gottschall was correct about that prediction, he could not have known that Monotype Imaging would also acquire ITC in 2000.

In Volume Twelve Number Four, Gottschall provided an additional view into the future in his “ITC’s Technology Update.” In the article, he writes about over two-dozen companies that were on the cutting-edge of technological change in graphic communications. Of these, only six are still in business. Apple® was one of the six – but it was only given four lines of copy in the 1985 article.

Three new typefaces were also announced in the pages of Volume Twelve, the ITC Mixage™, ITC Élan™ and ITC Esprit™ designs. They are all around today.

Steven Heller, who was recently awarded Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Award for “Design Mind”, and attended the White House luncheon hosted by Michelle Obama, along with fellow NDA winner – and Lifetime Achievement recipient – Matthew Carter, was one of the contributing writers to Volume Twelve. Heller continued to contribute to U&lc for many more years.

Click the PDFs below to find out what else was in U&lc Volume Twelve.

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Volume 12–1 (Low Res).pdf (15.3 MB)

Volume 12–2 (Low Res).pdf (16.7 MB)

Volume 12–3 (Low Res).pdf (16.1 MB)

Volume 12–4 (Low Res).pdf (17.0 MB)

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Volume 12–1.pdf (69.3 MB)

Volume 12–2.pdf (77.1 MB)

Volume 12–3.pdf (73.8 MB)

Volume 12–4.pdf (76.3 MB)

Allan Haley
Allan Haley is Director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging. Here he is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of just about everything related to typeface designs.

 


by Matt Brinkerhoff

We’ve been hard at work adding new fonts to Fonts.com Web Fonts. Thanks to some new additions, the tally now exceeds 12,000 Web fonts. Here’s a rundown of what’s new.

Our latest foundry additions include Omnibus, Emboss and Tour de Force. Contributions from Omnibus include the Vega™ family, a group of designs that are equally at home in headings as they are in body text.  Designer Franko Luin sought to capture the details of 16th and 17th century text while creating a design that is as timeless as it is current.

The addition of the Emboss font foundry brings us 42 typefaces from Stephen Boss – typefaces inspired by linoleum cuts and comic books.  His Crossell™ typeface provides a perfect example of these stylistic elements.

Slobodan and Dusan Jelesijevic’s Tour de Force foundry adds 47 modern display typefaces, including slab serifs. The Oblik™ family contains modern serif and sans serif designs for a variety of applications.

The Vesta™ and Big Vesta designs by Gerard Unger are among the newest families in our Linotype® collection. Originally designed for signage during Rome’s “Jubliee 2000” celebration, Vesta features a wide variety of stroke widths while remaining economical on space.  One designer went as far as to call it “the missing link between serif and sans-serif.”

Also from Linotype and available for the first time in a digital format, the Neue Haas Grotesk™ family by Christian Schwarz is a revival of Linotype’s original hand-set metal face. The predecessor to Linotype’s iconic Helvetica® design, Neue Haas Grotesk boasts additional features that were left behind during Helvetica’s many digital adaptations.

We’re constantly adding new foundries and typefaces to both Fonts.com and Fonts.com Web Fonts in our quest to provide the most comprehensive collection of typefaces in the world. Check back soon as plenty more are on their way.

Matt Brinkerhoff
Matt Brinkerhoff holds a bachelor’s degree in E-Business from Champlain College and has experience in user experience, multivariate testing, design and Web development. Through his work as a freelance designer, Matt developed an affinity for typography years before joining the team.


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