04_02_2004 – February 4, 2004

Bad Homburg, 4th February 2004 – For graphic designers and advertising agencies, this is the icing on the cake: "Linotype Fresh Cream." This spicy new compilation from Linotype Library is a generous portion of 113 refreshing and exciting high quality fonts, available now on CD. Fresh, unused yet highly useful, what impresses most is the sheer range of the selection: everything from the visionary to the factual, from the straightforward to the sublime.

As the name suggests, "Linotype Fresh Cream" is a compilation of extraordinary and original typefaces from Linotype Library. Despite the surprising diversity of these fonts, they all have one thing in common: the potential to become tomorrow’s classics. Some have already been chosen as official typefaces by authorities, one has even received an international award. Fresh on the market and already making waves, this compilation promises to have something for everyone.

Those eager to experiment with the cutting edge will find plenty of inspiration. For instance, in the two font families "Mano" and "Veto" by Swiss designer Marco Ganz, who has successfully merged the visionary and the avant-garde with highly legible and accessible forms. Or "Markin", a typeface by Alfred Tilp based on the simple yet clever idea of adopting the characteristics of a felt-tip marker – a fun typeface especially suitable for posters and leaflets. The "Linotype Pisa" and "Linotype Spitz" families also offer striking and unmistakable styles, perfect for jobs where individuality and easy recognition are key. The same holds true for "Conrad" by Akira Kobayashi – an excellent typeface for headlines and greeting cards – and also winner of the Third International Type Design Contest in the text font category! The superbly developed and elegant French typeface family "Icone" is in a league all of its own.

While not every font in "Linotype Fresh Cream" may leap from the page, many exciting innovations await the trained eye on the lookout for subtleties and fonts for specific purposes. The "Praxis" and "Demos" families by Gerard Unger, for instance, are two highly flexible and legible typefaces which, while each unique in their own right, work with surprising harmony when used together as a team – in fact, the German government has adopted this dual font model to serve as its official typeface. "Linotype Aroma" also appears straightforward in form, completely sans serif, yet with a trace of humanistic features that gives it that extra edge. Another sans serif family is "Textra" which, owing to a condensed yet easily legible appearance, makes it an outstanding typeface for magazines and periodicals which demand a modern and functional style. Also included is a sample of two weights from the "Vialog" family, a font specifically developed for public signage. The condensed letters and differentiated characters remain highly legible even in poor visibility conditions. No wonder this font family has already been adopted by the public transport system in Munich.

Font customers who have already laid the foundation for a professional typeface library with the Linotype Essential CDs 1 + 2 will find the "Fresh Cream" selection the ideal, future-oriented supplement. All typefaces are available for Macintosh in PostScript™, for Windows in PostScript™ and TrueType™ formats. Of the 113 original fonts in "Linotype Fresh Cream", 14 feature weights with small caps or old style figures. Of course, all basic types include a Euro symbol as well.

”With this CD, we are offering graphic designers and advertising agencies a great benefit at a very attractive price,” says Bruno Steinert, General Manager of Linotype GmbH in Bad Homburg, Germany. The edition costs 530 Euros (plus shipping and taxes) and includes licenses for five workstations. Compared to the price of the individual typefaces, which together represent a value of approximately 4,000 Euros, the savings for customers amount to over 80%! More attractive still, "Linotype Fresh Cream" is also available as Volume Pack via Internet download for 355 Euros (plus shipping and taxes). Either way, "Linotype Fresh Cream" is the icing on the cake everyone can afford to indulge in!


If you would like further information, please contact:

Linotype GmbH
Du-Pont-Straße 1
61352 Bad Homburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 61 72 - 484 - 24 60
Fax: +49 (0) 61 72 - 484 - 429
E-Mail: info@linotype.com

Linotype GmbH, based in Bad Homburg, Germany, was founded 117 years ago and is now a member of the Heidelberg Group. Building on its strong heritage, Linotype Library develops state-of-the-art font technology and offers more than 5,500 original fonts, covering the whole typographic spectrum from antique to modern, from east to west, and from classical to experimental. Thanks to the browser and navigation system FontExplorer, all typefaces (in PostScript™ and TrueType™ format) are now available for instant download at www.linotype.com as well as on CD. In addition to supplying digital fonts, Linotype Library also offers comprehensive and individual consultation and support services for font applications in worldwide (corporate) communication.
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