Hallmarkā„¢ Fonts Now Available!

Today we are announcing that a wonderful set of fonts from the Hallmark Design Collection are now available from Ascender!

For more than four decades, Hallmark Cards has created typefaces influenced by art, fashion and popular culture. These fonts were developed by Hallmark specifically for proprietary use in greeting cards, framed sentiments and other forms of social expression.

Ascender worked with the Hallmark lettering and font development team to develop high quality TrueType and OpenType versions with a full complement of glyphs that today’s creative professionals and software developers require. The fonts in the Hallmark Design Collection feature an impressive lineup of both formal and informal script and handwriting styles, including many with multiple weights.

View the Hallmark fonts


Matthew Carter named as a 2010 MacArthur Fellow !

Matthew Carter, the designer of Georgia, Verdana, Nina and many other typefaces for print and the screen, was announced today as one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2010 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. There is a very nice article on the MacArthur website including a video interview. Congratulations Matthew!

14th Annual TDC Type Design Competition

The Type Directors Club has announced their 14th Annual Type Design Competition. This year Steve Matteson, Ascender's Type Director, will be participating as part of the esteemed jury that includes James Montalbano, Jos Buivenga, Jessica Hische and Charles Nix. The early bird deadline is Dec 17, 2010. For more info visit www.tdc.org .

The Future of Web Fonts

I was happy to be part of the Web Fonts "superpanel" discussion at the recent TypeCon conference in Los Angeles. There is a great article written by Michael Dooley at Print magazine's online journal titled " The Future of Web Fonts Is Sooner Than It Used To Be ".

He captured what was discussed and included interviews with folks in attendance. This really provided a nice overview of the benefits and enthusiasm about web fonts, and also how many folks are still trying to understand it and apply it to their disciplines.