FontBook is a typeface compendium in hardback published by FSI FontShop International and edited by Erik Spiekermann, Jürgen Siebert, and Mai-Linh Thi. FontShop International is also publisher of the FontBook. The FontBook is an independent compendium of digital typefaces. The first. Containing font releases up to , FontBook is best used in conjunction with and other online vendors for a more current view.

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FontShop International is an international manufacturer of digital typefaces fontsbased in Berlin. It is one of the largest digital type foundries. The aim of FontFont is to offer typefaces by designers for designers. After founding the first German reseller of typefaces FontShop on June 12Joan Spiekermann, Erik Spiekermannand Neville Brody started an independent type foundry just one year later. They commissioned a few young type designers to make the first few FontFonts.

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The main focus at FontShop International is the extension and maintenance of the FontFont typeface library. Fonts published as FontFonts are always named using the prefix FF. The library now consists of over different font families.


Type designers may submit their own type designs for publication in the FontFont library. A committee of internal experts TypeBoard reviews submissions for aesthetical, technical, and marketing aspects and decides about publication rontbook the library.

A basic prerequisite is that the type designs are original. FontShop International is also publisher of the FontBook. The FontBook is an independent compendium of digital typefaces.

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The first edition was published in and revised and extended three times to show as many new and updated typefaces as possible. The latest fourth edition from September contains 1, pages with showings of 32, typefaces by 90 international foundries, being the largest printed type reference book of the world. In addition to the type specimens, users can find information about the type designer, year of publication, style category, language versions and see-also references to similar alternate typefaces.

The iPad app containstypeface specimens by international type foundries. FontShop International also publishes the image library fStop, named as a reference to the f-numbers of photography.


At present, 22, royalty-free photos by photographers are offered December The images are distributed directly as well as via some of the FontShops and Getty Images.

The idea was successfully pitched by Meek Design to FontShop in ” [6]. FontStruct becomes fongshop free font-building tool” [7] on ” April 1stwith over 1.

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