Now available: FontExplorer X Pro 6 for Mac OS X

Great news for all users of FontExplorer for the Mac operating system: the upgrade to FontExplorer X Pro 6 for Mac OS X offers you plenty of new functions. These include improved font classification, Unicode 9 support, new plug-ins for QuarkXPress 2016, as well as Adobe CC 2015.x applications and some other innovations.

Find more information on all new functions and getting the new version or the FontExplorer upgrade.

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Monthly series “Fonts by Inspiration”: Celebration Fonts

Our “Fonts by Inspiration” series presents a fun font theme this month: celebration fonts – a festive theme that has a cheerful, noble and celebratory flair, but is also perfectly suited to personal words. To this end, our experts have put together a selection of fitting font recommendations for you.

Learn about our selection of festive, personal fonts here.

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Tips & Tricks series: pictogram font

This month, our Tips & Tricks series explores the question of how to find the characters of a pictogram font. Unlike in the older pi fonts in PostScript and TrueType format, these characters are no longer accessible via the keyboard – you can’t just “type” them out anymore.

We explain the background to this and how you can easily and quickly access the symbols in pictogram fonts.

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Offer for 24 hours: the complete Yalta Sans for only $99*

Stefan Claudius designed the legible and modern Yalta™ Sans in 2013. The humanist square sans is ideally suited to corporate design projects because it radiates humanity on the one hand and a technical character on the other. With a total of 16 styles (Thin to Black) and matching italics, the modern Yalta Sans offers you a variety of application options. See for yourself – get the font in OpenType Pro format for only $99* for the next twenty-four hours.

Get Yalta Sans on sale for $99* here.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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New and on sale: the complete Publica Sans for only $39*

Font designer Marcus Sterz recently created the geometric, versatile Publica Sans. The concise font family is available in a total of 18 styles, ranging from Extra Light to Black, and includes many alternate characters, ligatures, numeral sets, as well as matching italics. This makes the Publica Sans ideal for a variety of design projects.
We are offering the complete font family at an introductory price of only $39*. Experience the diversity of Publica Sans yourself – the offer is valid only until September 12.

Get the universal Publica Sans on sale here.

* Gross price 46.41 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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Article on the future of the digital advertising industry

“Why has HTML5 Overtaken Flash as the Digital Advertising Industry Standard?” – the title of a very informative article on the switch from flash to HTML5. It explains clearly how this will change the digital advertising landscape, presents the pros and cons of both technologies and makes predictions for the future of this industry.

Read this extremely interesting article here.

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New: the unique Quitador Sans for only $99*

Font designer Arne Freytag designed the slab serif Quitador in 2014. Now the matching sans serif counterpart Quitador Sans is available.
For this reason, we’re now offering an introductory offer: you can get the new Quitador Sans and the original Quitador for only $99* each. The offer is valid until September 8. Both families were designed in seven weights, from Ultra Light to Ultra Bold, each with a matching italic. They also have a number of ligatures and expanded language support in OpenType Pro.

You’ll find more information on the new Quitador Sans in our comprehensive feature.

Click here for the offers for Quitador Sans and Quitador.

* Gross price 117.81 USD/EUR with VAT.
The offer is not valid for holders of accounts that already receive fixed-price discounts.

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Fonts by Inspiration: Gothic Fonts

This month, our popular “Fonts by Inspiration” series takes a look at Old English fonts and typefaces in the Fraktur style. This genre of fonts came about with the start of book printing in the 19th century. However, there are plenty of modern versions that only appear to reflect the Gothic style, but are nonetheless just as popular. We have put together some Medieval/Gothic, Celtic and modern fonts for you.

Take a look at our expert selection here.

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Video: Matthew Carter in memoriam Adrian Frutiger

At the end of April this year, at the Parsons School of Design, font designer Matthew Carter spoke in memoriam of the well-known font designer Adrian Frutiger, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 87.
In his talk, Carter referred to Frutiger’s career and to his well-known and popular fonts, such as Univers or Frutiger. Carter delves into reminiscences and anecdotes from the life of Adrian Frutiger that Carter and his colleagues experienced.
And this is exactly why it is a pleasure to listen to Carter: because he knew Adrian Frutiger personally, his talk has an authentic and emotional character sweeping you along.

Click here to watch the video “Adrian Frutiger: A Tribute by Matthew Carter” from minute 10.

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Tips & Tricks: Family linking under Windows

Our Tips & Tricks series covered the topic of family linking in the Windows operating system. The article informs you where and how you can find the individual font styles in Office applications. Although they are installed, they do not appear in the menu, only through the superordinate family name.

Learn more about this topic here.

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