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LinoLetter June 2012

Welcome to the June issue of the LinoLetter!

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A soft, retro-futuristic sans: the new Biome font family – discover it with the aid of three free fonts


The Biome family by Carl Crossgrove combines biomorphist and minimalist elements with humanist overtones. This striking and distinctive typeface has a vast range of potential applications. It is not just perfect for print designs but an ideal choice for those seeking an unusual webfont for internet sites.
Don’t delay to take advantage of this special offer now! Over the next four weeks, we are offering three of the black weights from this font family completely free of charge. Just use this link and discover Biome for yourself!

Click here to find out more about this hyperfamily of 42 different variants.
Why not also read our interview with Carl Crossgrove?

Titanium Motors

The Titanium Motors family by Steve Matteson represents speed, both on the ground and in the air. Its synthetic letters have a technical panache making the typeface ideal for setting titles and short text passages that require a distinctive, straightforward design that expresses speed.

For more details and to see examples of the use of Titanium Motors in headlines, click here.

Titanium Motors
Headline Fonts Selection

This year, Linotype will be offering you world-beating fonts every month in its “Winning Fonts” Value Packs. These will be available to the end of the year at the unbelievable price of only $9 USD* per font. Use this opportunity to get to know these award-winning typefaces and to save $72 USD on the normal price for all three fonts!
The three prize-winning headline fonts in this Value Pack will do all your work for you!
Influences derived from Art Deco, Futurism and the Far East give ITC Silvermoon Bold by Akira Kobayashi its distinctive flair (this typeface won the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at TDC2 1999).
Its many dynamic features provide Ginko Italic  by Alex Rütten with a unique personality (this font was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at TDC2 2009). Brda Bold by Franciszek Otto has a multiplicity of fascinating details that grab the eye. (Brda was one of the prize winners of the 2003 International Type Design Contest and also won an award at TDC2 2004.)

The perfect opportunity to try out all three of these fonts, so don’t delay!

Headline Fonts Selection
Sport Fonts Selection

Whether the sport in question is a tough contact game, requires delicate technical perfection, is spontaneous or needs to be planned ahead, these fonts will help you express its character appropriately. For the next four weeks, Linotype is offering its “Sport Selection”, consisting of four display fonts and a pictogram font in OpenType format for only $49 USD** instead of the usual price of $154 USD***!
Neuropol Nova Regular by Ray Larabie is a radical, futuristic design that perfectly matches the abbreviated forms used in pictograms. The three-dimensional effect of the letters of ITC Pioneer Regular will draw attention to themselves while ITC Machine Medium will provide your designs with a hint of formal and technical rigour. Both fonts have been designed by Ronnie Bonder and Tom Carnase. Frankfurter Highlight by Alan Meeks looks like the sort of design that would decorate the bodywork of a sports car while Jochen Hasinger’s Tips Active pictogram font  consists of a large number of glyphs derived from the pictograms designed by Otl Aicher for the 1972 Olympics.

This special offer is available for a limited period only, so make sure you order our Sport Selection before it’s too late

Sport Selection
Hallmark Design Collection

For more than five decades, the prominent international concern Hallmark Cards Inc. has been commissioning exclusive typefaces for use on its greeting cards and other diverse products. The fonts in the Hallmark Design Collection all show the influence of art, fashion and cultural trends at the time they were created. They may have been originally intended for use on greeting cards, but they will also give a very personal touch to any cards, posters, newsletters and promotional projects you design.

Click here to see a selection of these fonts.

Hallmark Design Collection

Don’t Forget

re:publica 12 Review

re:publica 12 Review

The sixth re:publica conference, German’s largest event focussing on blogs, social media and the digital society, was held on 2 to 4 May in Berlin. One of the most interesting highlights of this year’s conference, apart from the many fascinating presentations, was a giant wall screen on which the various tweets on the topic of re:publica were displayed directly from the web; the top tweets were shown in Linotype fonts at a very large size. Linotype was also at the conference to provide its Font Services through Our concept got a lot of positive feedback from the conference visitors!

Find here more information and view a video of our twitter wall.

Interview with Sandra Winter

Interview with Sandra Winter

Sandra Winter who, together with Akira Kobayashi, designed the new rounded version of Avenir Next answers some questions for Linotype on the subject of type design and typography. She also talks about the creation of Avenir Next Rounded.

Read the interesting statements from the designer here.

Exhibition ‘Bewegt schreiben – Schreiben bewegt’

Exhibition ‘Bewegt schreiben – Schreiben bewegt’

Using as its maxim ‘BEWEGT SCHREIBEN – SCHREIBEN BEWEGT’ (INSPIRED WRITING – WRITING INSPIRES), the Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach, formed to promote the art of calligraphy worldwide, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, an exhibition of calligraphic art produced by its members will be on display in the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach from 24 June to 5 August 2012.

For more information on this event, click here.


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Your Linotype Online Team

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Biome is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
Titanium Motors is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
ITC Silvermoon, ITC Pioneer, ITC Machine, and Frankfurter are trademarks of International Typeface Corporation and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
Ginkgo, Brda, and Tips are trademarks of Linotype GmbH and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

* Gross price $10,71 USD including German sales tax.
** Gross price $58,31 USD including German sales tax.
*** Gross price $183,26 USD including German sales tax.
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