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Typeface Review: FF Balance

By Kris Sowersby The late  Evert Bloemsma created four of the most original, hard-working and forward-thinking typefaces in the history of type design. In order of creation, these are  FF Balance (1993),  FF Cocon (1998/2001),  FF Avance (2000), and  FF Legato (2004), all released under the FontFont label. As good as they all are, I […]

Typeface Review: Arnhem

By Kris Sowersby Talent borrows, genius steals In Erik Spiekermann’s list of favourite five typefaces, Arnhem comes in at No.5. He writes “I Love it for newspapers, magazines, etc. Not so keen on the headline weights, they look too Dutch for my use (perhaps too Ungerish, but then Fred is also from Arnhem). But the […]

Archer the Elegant Slab Serif

fly me to the moon It feels as though Jonathan Hoefler has been designing type for about 100 years—a tall order for a man in his thirties. While still in his teens, he established the Hoefler Type Foundry (now known as Hoefler & Frere-Jones, since teaming up with Tobias Frere-Jones, formerly of the Font Bureau). […]

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