Footnotes *†‡§

Just a quick one: not sure how I missed this the first time around, but the entire FontFont catalogue can be viewed online over at issuu. You can flip through the 2009 catalogue, zoom in for higher resolution, and even download it (though you’ll need to sign up).


In addition to that, this page, has a list of every single FontFont PDF specimen — brilliant! There are still some foundries that do not offer PDF specimens. I’d never, ever purchase a typeface without first seeing it — un-metaphorically — on paper.

And a pretty cool little movie for FF Trixie:

And then there’s the Trixie microsite:

Trixie isn’t new, but it’s now available in all its OpenType glory. And, if you’re not all trixied out by now, there’s a desktop wallpaper. Enjoy!


Thanks to Christoph Koeberlin for the masthead, which is set in Trixie HD OT Light.


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  1. Esben
    Sorry your comment was marked as spam initially. I’ve resurrected it :)

  2. Yeah I the url is the sinner :-)

    Is there anyway I can communicate with you, where you have a human chance of reading it? :-)

  3. Sweet Specimens, batman! I’ve been thinking about printing out a bunch and cover a wall.

  4. Esben
    Try my Gmail address. I’ll be looking out for it.

    Tor
    Nice idea. Be sure to show me, if you do.

  5. hey johno, thanks for the tip about the FontFont catalogue being over at issuu.. I’ve often thought I wouldn’t mind picking up a copy (especially when you mention it here) but wanted to have a flick through a copy first.. now i can! Thanks for making it easier to justify picking this one up :)

    and the typewriter font is loooovely, especially in the header..

  6. Alex
    I thought you might appreciate FF Trixie :)

  7. Gatta love them type specimens. Nice Trixie wallpaper

  8. Excelente, adoro las tipografías retro, y este tipo en concreto mucho más. La nostalgia corre por mis venas.

    Un saludo desde España.

  9. John,
    I’ll send you a real-deal header image of Trixie HD … I don’t like seeing duplicate glyphs and the old outlines! ;)
    Thanks for teh warm words!

  10. Jens

    The FontShop Germany page doesn’t have the newer FF PDFs, it seems to stop somewhere around mid-2007. You can see all of the PDFs via the small info button on the font package listings on http://www.fontfont.com/shop/ - though not all in one place.

  11. Christoph
    Your masthead is up there. Thanks. Really like it, and much more in the spirit of Trixie.

    Jens
    Thanks for pointing that out. Perhaps they’ll add a prettier page with access to the complete library of PDFs.

  12. Hi, I just discovered your website. I love it. such wonderful fonts and ideas. I have published two books and would have loved to have seen your website beforehand. Thanks Carla

  13. Thank you for your article. Nice to see that you like to browse through our catalog online. Soon you’ll find more PDFs online.

    Btw., you can watch the FF Trixie movie on our FFacebook page as well.

  14. Torbjørn Vik Lunde

    Trixie HD is quite a beaty. I really like their promo postert. I really agree with them. I’m missing analog even though strictly speaking, it’s before my generation. I remember once when I was a kid & I was visiting my uncle I noticed his typewriter. I was quite fascinated by how you could see how the letters where inked onto the paper. Unlike the printers which was this mystic machine that spat out papers with text on them.

  15. Roxanne @ Free Resume Templates

    Nice, trixie’s a real nice ideea. Oh… by the way, bought a nice pack of fonts, i simply love them! :) Love typography too!

  16. tae wong

    Why is Bravefont video ratings disabled?

    Please flag the Bravefont video as violence so comments can be disabled.

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