Mergenthaler Edition revives Matrix – October 24, 2005

Linotype Matrix – a typographic journal for the new century

Bad Homburg, October 24, 2005. Linotype has revived the legendary typography journal, the Linotype Matrix. Once printed on newspaper, the new application now appears in magazine format. Issue 1 offers over 50 beautifully designed pages that reveal some of the hidden gems in the Linotype library. From "Fat Faces" to "Playing Cards," readers are treated with a fresh breeze of typographic flavour that is sure to appeal to type lovers everywhere.

Not only is the Linotype Matrix so rich in visual content, it is filled with articles that explore hot topics such as Prof. today, and just start exploring!

Cover and sample pages from the new Linotype Matrix

Linotype GmbH, based in Bad Homburg, Germany and a member of the Heidelberg Group, looks back onto a history of 119 years. Building on its strong heritage, Linotype Library develops state-of-the-art font technology and offers more than 6,000 original fonts, covering the whole typographic spectrum from antique to modern, from east to west, and from classical to experimental. All typefaces (in PostScript™ and TrueType™ format as well as 2,300 fonts in OpenType™ for Mac and Windows) are now also available for instant download at In addition to supplying digital fonts, Linotype Library also offers comprehensive and individual consultation and support services for font applications in worldwide (corporate) communication.

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 - 5 24 60
E-Mail: [email protected]

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