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Sherpa Sans is now Gitan

Due to a dispute about the naming of one of our typefaces, Sherpa Sans, we were forced to rename the project. This included re-engineering of all fonts for all available formats, change the web & PDF specimens, edit all relevant texts, update existing customers with the new version, redesign parts of our printed promotional material, and issue of this statement. But what was most painful, was parting with a name that matched the project so well.

Despite our efforts to resolve the issue with Jo de Baerdemaeker, who asked us to change the name and stop all promotional efforts, he went on to submit a trademark registration. This is, it must be stated, for an unpublished design, with non-existing visual references of the font. Should the registration go through, it could potentially prevent us from promoting and distributing our typeface. We would rather design and have a good night sleep then fight foolish legal battles.

Finding a new name was tough. The name we have eventually chosen is Gitan. We and the author are very happy with it and hope it conveys the idea behind the design as well as its predecessor.

Lecture in Paris

David Březina gave a lecture about our most recent projects at an event called Du monde entier au cœur du monde organized by Campus Fonderie de l’Image à Bagnolet in Paris. Small, but really nice event, audience, and colleagues presenting. You can see some photos on flickr. Thank you for having us!

Octavio at DesignFest 2015

Octavio Pardo presented about his design work at the ninth DesignFest in Guadalajara (Mexico) to an audience of over 1400 attendees. Here is a picture of him, larger than life Sutturah letters, and an excessive amount of smileys.

Khajag presented in Byblos

Khajag Apelian presented about his typeface Arek during a conference organized by the Lebanese American University in Byblos (Lebanon). Arek was also presented at the accompanying exhibition at the Byblos Cultural Center.

Ampersand conference is the best

After too-long break, one of our favourite conferences is coming back to Brighton (UK) this November. Professionally organised, with respected and only high-quality speakers, it presents content that is interesting to both the Letter people as well as the Web people. And we are extra excited since we are sponsoring this year—which also means that you can expect some free goodies lying around. And of course, we will be attending, come and say hello.

Lecture in Switzerland

David Březina have been invited to present at TypEast series of lectures in Bern (CH). In the lecture titled ’Letters of Rosetta: from Brno to Bern’, he will talk about his and Rosetta projects that come from the Eastern Europe, published (Skolar Sans) as well as upcoming (Yrsa, Clone). The lecture will take place on 22 October at 18:00 (more info on the web).