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Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Inside the Font World's $20 Million Divorce

Time for a coffee break, everyone, and your Wednesday longread: Bloomberg Businessweek has published the most detailed yet coverage about the lawsuit Tobias Frere-Jones filed against Jonathan Hoefler in January of this year, and their subsequent...divorce is just the only... MORE

Hoefler Abruptly Changes Company Name

[Reposted from]For Immediate Release17 January 2014Last week, designer Tobias Frere-Jones, a longtime employee of The Hoefler Type Foundry, Inc. (d/b/a "Hoefler & Frere-Jones"), decided to leave the company. With Tobias's departure, the company founded by Jonathan Hoefler in 1989... MORE

"Sustained Exploitation:" Frere-Jones to File Suit against Hoefler

[Reposted from]Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the preeminent digital type foundry, has broken out into civil war.Type designer Tobias Frere-Jones claims he has been cheated out of his half of the company by his business partner, Jonathan Hoefler. In a blistering... MORE

SPD 46: The Design Annual For iPad & iPad mini

The Society of Publication Designers is proud to announce the launch of its second iPad app: SPD 46. This utility-based app is a enhanced companion to our 46th annual hardcover annual featuring the best in editorial design, photography and illustration in print and... MORE

Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper cover design from around the world.Money Magazine, May 2012Design Director: Neil JamiesonTwo interesting typographic executions of the same cover package. Subs version (gold) designed by Gail Anderson and... MORE

The 1912 ATF Specimen ... Now Available Online!

Jonathan Hoefler tweeted recently that he'd found a site that had digitized the American Type Foundry's 1912 Type Specimen book. It's true. If you don't know this book, next time you're at a bar with a typographer, mention that you've... MORE

Eat Your Words: The Commercial Type Pop-Up Dinner Party for Marian

There isn't a word yet for being both a foodie and a typophile, but we're sure it's coming soon. And will probably be invented within the week by someone (possibly you?) who's going to attend the closing dinner party for... MORE

Six Essential iPad Apps for Type Lovers

The language of magazine design is type. Publication designers have to know a loop from an ear, a ligature from a swash, and Erik van Blokland from Mark van Bronkhorst. Aside from being a spectacular device for news apps (as... MORE

SPD 45: The Design Annual For iPad

The Society of Publication Designers is proud to announce the debut of its first iPad app: SPD 45. This utility-based app is a enhanced companion to our 45th annual hardcover annual featuring the best in editorial design, photography and illustration in... MORE

Joe Newton: Head of Type

I first met Joe Newton at Rolling Stone about 20 years ago (yikes!) when he was visiting from Seattle. He was a cool cat in a pork pie hat and rolled up jeans, and we immediately became music buddies. Joe... MORE

Your Moment of Type Zen #12

Apparently, vanishing type on walls is called "ghost type." New York City is filled with it, so I want to start documenting some for myself before it's too late.... MORE

Your Moment of Type Zen #11

More from my Sunday morning in Williamsburg. I felt like I was a tourist in another country, and honestly, was a bit uncomfortable taking pictures while people were going about their business. I didn't want to gawk or be rude,... MORE

Your Moment of Type Zen #8

Lovely and crusty hand-painted lettering graces the roadsides of just about every American town. I was especially taken by the sign for wheelchairs along Route 206 in New Jersey (they used to sell potatoes, and then it was hub cabs).... MORE

Your Moment of Type Zen #5

Italy is incredible. I don't know what else to say. The colors, the light, the food... and of course, the type. I finally got there this past fall, and here's a small sampling of what I wanted to take home... MORE

Fast News for February 1, 2011

SPD MEDIA MIX is our regular list of publication design, digital, and media news and updates. Please send your links and news items to SPD at and we'll add them to the Mix.>> iPad Magazines Need a New Blueprint: they should be... MORE

Your Moment of Type Zen #4

It's much easier to do the photo thing on my bike than in the car, so you'll be seeing more of these NYC posts in the coming weeks. There's an endless supply of typographic eye candy around the city, so... MORE

Wow =

Did you know that on January 7th, Charles Addams was born, as well as one Mister Nicolas Cage? Or that January 6th was the date that Nancy Kerrigan got clubbed on the knee by Tonya Harding? Let renowned designer Roberto... MORE

Your Moment of Type Zen #2

I hope you enjoyed the first batch (or actually, even looked at them). I drive along Route 206 in New Jersey fairly regularly to visit my folks in Leisuretowne (yes, there really is such a place -- and it's a... MORE

Our Type of People

If your office is a little on the slow side this week thanks to holiday fun and frenzy, a quick reminder that in addition to prepping your entries for SPD's PUB 46 (why scramble that week after New Year's? get... MORE

Star Wars Typographic Posters

The H-57 design studio, based in Milan, has created a set of Star Wars typographic posters. The portraits of Darth Vader, Yoda and a storm trooper are completely created with fonts. And best of all, the posters have a list... MORE