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2019

Ring Them Bells

300+ Posters

Bobst Who?

Letters Must Not Distract Drivers

Waldorf Astoria

Lineto 3.0

The Right to Be Forgotten

Lock, Stock and Barrel

Lining Up for Libra

2018

The Eurostile Revival Starts Right Here

NYSE: SPOT IPO

2017

Shapes to be Remembered

No More Geometric Sans Serifs!

Expanding the Meaning of ‘Non-Latin’

The Tyranny of Greece over Germany

TATE ETC. ETC. ETC.

2016

Coast to Coast (RI from Chicago)

Un-Doing a Re-Design

How Could We Lose that Election?

Hordes of Type Designers in the Making

Tate Modern is Ready for a Female Director

Some Revenues and Pitfalls of Glocalisation

2015

Swiss Watches (and a Typeface) for the World

Bringing Subtitles to the Forefront

2014

An Old German Typeface Meets Arab Modernism

Make the Alphabet Great Again

Billions of Circular b’s to Come

Belated Showcase for Lineto’s First Ever Non-Latin Typeface that Never Was

50 Shades Of LL Grey in 20 Copies

Cash In, Sell Out, Fuck Off

2013

Typesetting Type History

Swiss Prismaset Awards

Linotype Company Name Disappears

When Designers Become Programmers

Basel Now Has a Cutting-Edge Foundry, Too

2012

Institutional Practise

Grand Opening in a Small City

Re-Activating Team’77

An Italian Journey

Early Signs of LL Riforma are Spotted

Monotype Grabs Platform for Independent Type Designers

2011

Re-Discovering Tratex

The One Early Grotesk Picked by an Early Jan Tschichold

No Irony Intended Here

There’s Work to be Done

From Design to Wine

2010

LL Brown Goes Online

Put it on da Insta

From Now on a Website Can Almost Look Like a Printed Page

This One’s for the Kids

2009

Black Hole Sun over Zurich

Writings on the Wall

Navigating an Independent Foundry Between @font-face, Typekit and WOFF

CSS3 and Typekit Further Advance the Use of Web Fonts

Where is Print Media Headed?

A New Foundry in Lucerne, Switzerland

2008

Elektrosmog Conquers Leipzig

The Year’s Smartest Font

Circular Thinking

Travelling with Gulliver

The (Un-)Expected Return of @font-face

2007

A German-Israeli Designer Couple from New York Moves to Ascona, Switzerland

Windlin Succeeds Rappo

Who Could Have Identified This on the Spot?

Vienna Brings LL Akkurat To Kassel

Is It Time for a New Roman Yet?

The Race for the New Geometric Sans Serif Has Opened

Small Screens Make Online Content Ubiquitous

Why 256 Glyphs Won’t Suffice Anymore

2006

A Grotesk Threesome

Collective Punch Out

Who Makes Fonts?

MonoLinoType

Adobe and Linotype in Arabia

2005

‘If Assholes Could Fly …’

And The Winner Is (Not) …

Why Go Beyond Latin?

Lineto Starts Loving Unica

How to Determine the Colour of a Font

2004

From Tate to Henry

An In-house Successor

First Ever Akkurat Book

When Attitudes Become Font

Lineto 2.0

The Fresh Prince of Chreis Foif

This is Where the Digital Resurrection of Monotype Begins

Embedding Fonts in Flash to Bring Them onto the Web

The Center for Arabic Typography is Now in Amsterdam

2003

Feeling Lucky in Sweden

Post-Colonial Type Souvenir

The Idea of Weather

The Tricky Politics of Trans-Cultural Type-Design

Prisma is Set to Come Back

Where’s the Party At?

‘Non-Latin’ Type Design Enters Academia

2002

Hektor Does Vectors

Viewed from Milan, Lausanne Now Beats London

Unions of Sorts Start at Cooper

Room for Rent

LL Numberplates Return to Motor Cars

Theatrical Turmoil in Zurich

2001

Simplifying Air Traffic

2000

The Big Font Mash

Royal Graduates

A New Online Playground

A Legal Issue For Beginners

A Piece of Swiss Coding Magic Leaves Artsy Americans Awestruck

1999

A Londoner explores Switzerland

The Real Art of Sweden

Zurich Vernacular Design

How Gentrification Came to Lucerne

A New Norm

Starting Up

Gavillet & Windlin Type Design

CSS2 Has Potentially Opened the Path for New Web Fonts, But …

1998

Caught on the Fly

Lineto Goes Online and is Incorporated

FontLab for Mac Gives Birth to the Type Design Generation

Early ECAL Spin-Off

Swiss Federal Office for Beauty

1997

Nonchalant Networking

Pronto Touches Ground in the Lofty Berlin Art Scene

Linotype is Now Officially a Library

1996

What Mogadishu Stands For, Actually

ECAL Students Get Free Copies of Latest Lineto Disks

The ‘Font Wars’ are Over, Aren’t They?

First Web Fonts

1995

Critical Feminist Leftist Queerish Art Theory

Big German Companies Start Asking for Websites

More Lineto for FontFont

The Internet, For Real

The Days of Fontographer Grow Numbered

Pierre Keller is Enthroned at ECAL

1994

The Web Browser That Helps Make the Internet

1993

Zurich Poster Boy

It’s Lineto!

1992

An Illinois Tech Student Named Marc Andreessen

1991

(Dis-)Information

Faces of the Moment

New Font Formats and Encoding

The One Digital Font Used in Almost Every Re-Designed Magazine

Future Former Capital

HTTP & HTML

1990

Stephan Müller Becomes an Advocate (and Owner) of the Personal Computer

FontShop + Neville Brody = FontShop International

1989

Packing Floppy Disks

Did Somebody Say DTP … ?

The Fall of the Berlin Wall is Preceded by the Foundation of FontShop

Haas Foundry Shut Down

1988
1987

London Calling

Linotype Adapts to the PostScript Age and is Taken Over by German Banks

1986

Personal Computer Encounter

The Internet is Taking Shape

Fontographer, Using PostScript, Makes IKARUS Obsolete