LinoLetter 2008/09

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The Zapfs turn 90! Celebrate with us
The Story of Neo Sans and Neo Tech
Messy or clean? Handwriting-style with styles

The Zapfs turn 90! Celebrate with us

The Zapfs turn 90
This year we will celebrate the 90th birthdays of Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. World renowned for their typographic work ranging from typefaces to calligraphy to book design, this amazing couple is still going strong in the design industry. For this special occasion we are inviting artists, calligraphers, designers, and fans of Gudrun and Hermann to send in personalized birthday greetings. Messages, images, and designs are all welcome via and by mail. The messages will be personally presented to the couple at a birthday gathering in November. In conjunction with this, the submissions will also be on display in New York in a Type Directors Club exhibition! Please see our website for all the details.
Send birthday greetings to Gudrun and Hermann Zapf.

The Story of Neo Sans and Neo Tech

Neo Sans and Neo Tech
Sebastian Lester’s “ultra-modern” Neo® Sans and Neo® Tech are the subject of a new Font Lounge article. Read all about the making of these designs and get inspired to use them in your own work. They are guaranteed to be a great addition to your typographic palette when looking for something new and abundant with high-tech style.
Explore Neo Sans and Neo Tech here.

Messy or clean? Handwriting-style with styles

ITC Santangeli
The current Font of the Week is ITC Santangeli, a handmade-looking script that captures warmth, personality, and humanity (and by humanity we mean ink spots)! Setting text with this design underscores the elegance of a script written in a realistic way, not with an over-the-top perfectionism like many scripts. Then for something even more unique, OpenType stylistic sets allow you to add layers of ink spots in and around your text. This great effect can add either a subtle texture to your design, or you can go wild with it and turn the text into a splattered mess!
Get 20% off Santangeli today!

Font Identifier Updated

Linotype’s powerful tool Font Identifier helps you figure out what typeface an unidentified specimen might be. Now it has been updated with an extra feature to restrict your search to specific characters. This will help speed up the identification process and give more accurate results with less work.
Try out new and improved Font Identifier today!

Linotype’s Photo-Type contest

Linotype’s Photo-Type contest
We are looking for your type photos! Linotype is holding its first photography contest. We are looking to license up to 30 photos of Linotype typefaces in use from around the globe. The photos are to be used in Linotype publications and a public vote will choose 3 winners who will receive many attractive prizes.
Click here to find out more about the contest.
We hope you found this issue of the LinoLetter informative and useful. We highly appreciate your feedback at [email protected]

The next issue of this newsletter will be published and dropped in your mailbox in October 2008.

Your Linotype Online Team
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