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WOFF / W3C RecommendationDecember 13, 2012

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WOFF becomes the W3C Recommendation

Authors: Jonathan Kew, Tal Leming, Erik van Blokland

This document specifies the WOFF font packaging format. This format was designed to provide lightweight, easy-to-implement compression of font data, suitable for use with CSS @font-face rules. Any properly licensed TrueType/OpenType/Open Font Format file can be packaged in WOFF format for Web use. User agents decode the WOFF file to restore the font data such that it will display identically to the input font.

The WOFF format also allows additional metadata to be attached to the file; this can be used by font designers or vendors to include licensing or other information, beyond that present in the original font. Such metadata does not affect the rendering of the font in any way, but may be displayed to the user on request.

The WOFF format is not intended to replace other formats such as TrueType/OpenType/Open Font Format or SVG fonts, but provides an alternative solution for use cases where these formats may be less optimal, or where licensing considerations make their use less acceptable.

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New Release: Rum Sans & SerifNovember 19, 2012

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Designer, Trine Rask, writes: ‘Rum Sans and Rum Serif are designed inside out, focusing on the counters. The counters are repeated throughout the typeface, which gives a strong text image in small and especially display sizes. It is both very simple and very delicate in detail. It has a large character set with alternative characters that make it possible to create a more soft and round text image. It has very delicate swashes that work like a discreet period after a word.’

Rum means space in Danish.

SELF Festival, BratislavaSeptember 7, 2012

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Ondrej Jób exhibited at SELF Festival in Bratislava

Prvý ročník festivalu SELF mal podtému „vlastným nákladom“, ktorá odkazovala na aktivity v oblas­ti grafického a komunikačného dizajnu, novú publicistiku (so za­meraním na dizajn) a nezávislé vydavateľské aktivity. Prezentovali sme navýraznejšie projek­ty, ktoré vznikli na území Slovenskej a Českej republiky v oblasti tzv. self­-publishingu, DIY vydávania (do it yourself), ale aj subdisciplíny, ktoré s témou súvisia (typografia a tvorba písma, technológia výroby tlačenej pub­likácie, elektronické médiá/multi­médiá a publikovanie). Súčasťou trojdňového programu boli prednášky, výstava a diskusie 45-tich českých a slovenských autorov. Ako sprievodný program fungovalo malé knihkúpectvo, burza samizdatov, dizajnérska poradňa, freestyle printlab, kontraktačné stretnutia, festivalový časopis redakcie TVOR, komentované prehliadky, raňajky a koncert. Počas troch dní sa na festivale stretlo 700 návštevníkov—študentov, profesionálov a laická verejnosť zo Slovenska a Čiech.

New Release: TimoniumAugust 1, 2012

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There is a sans serif, high contrast, geometric style of lettering that I’ve been fascinated by for several years. It shows up throughout modern design history like a time traveling jack of all trades. I recall seeing variations of the style on cereal boxes, jazz album covers, pharmaceutical advertisements, stereophonic sound systems, action movie titles, and, most recently, athletic and automobile racing logos. Lettering styles sadly tend to get pigeonholed, but this one has managed to escape that fate. More remarkably, it has done so while looking downright un-generic. The style has personality to say the least.

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New Release: FortJuly 7, 2012

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Fort is a contemporary grotesk, inspired by years of working as a graphic designer and the constant need for sans serifs with a flexible voice and durable performance. Its unique features are the squared shoulders and counterforms in round characters, subtly redrawn slanted italics, and consistent texture across all weights. Neutral enough to take on information design, corporate identity, and small text sizes, Fort’s refined details and personality shine in display.

Cooper Union: Wicked Problems in Type DesignJune 20, 2012

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Six leading and emerging voices in the field of type design talk about problems central to their work. Each speaker will address a burning question concerning the design, use, culture, technology, or business of fonts and typefaces. The event is moderated by Ellen Lupton & Cara Di Edwardo.

Speakers include:
Philippe Apeloig
William Berkson
Hubert Jocham
Henrik Kubel
Jeremy Mickel
Jesse Ragan

This event is co-organized by [email protected] and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Graphic Design—Now In Production, presented by Cooper-Hewitt at Governors Island, May 26–September 3, 2012

You can watch video of the lecture series here.

New Release: ColetteJune 6, 2012

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As much as it is warm and friendly, Colette is structured. Designed by Greg Lindy to be suitable for a wide range of applications, Colette is elegant and reserved in its lighter weights and more boisterous in its heavier. Originally inspired by the birth of Greg’s daughter, Colette was actually developed as the typographic component for a capital campaign for a regional children’s hospital. Since the campaign’s completion, Colette has undergone refinements that include the addition of weights, italics and an extensive character set to support an array of latin-based languages.