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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).

We are sponsoring Granshan

We will be sponsoring Granshan conference this year. The focus of the conference seems to resonate well with our long-term pursuits. Coincidentally, a few of our associates will be presenting as well: Ben Mitchell on Thai and Latinisation, Titus Nemeth on issues with harmonisation, and Vaibhav Singh on the need for more research-based design for world scripts.

Skolar Sans updated to version 1.5

Skolar Sans version 1.500 is out and includes numerous improvements some of which are detailed below. We had to rescale the small caps in order to make them work well in Cyrillic*. Apologies for any troubles this may cause. At the same time, we have finally added small caps to italics. The kerning and spacing have been greatly improved as well as the OpenType features (namely the language support). And we have added WOFF2 to the provided webfonts.

This is a free update for all existing customers including those with the free licences. There should be an email in your mailbox by now. As always, remember to keep a backup copy of the old fonts.

We are constantly improving our fonts. If you think they misbehave, do let us know and we will try to fix them for everyone.

* Yes, we have been developing Skolar Sans PE!

Skolar Sans received Silver from European Design Awards

Skolar Sans by David Březina and Sláva Jevčinová received Silver at the European Design Awards. Unfortunately, none of us could make it to Istanbul for the ceremony, so here is our virtual, nonetheless genuine, thank you!

Eskorte nominated for the German Design Award

Our type family Eskorte by Elena Schneider has been nominated for the German Design Award. Thank you for the honour!

Sketches on/of type

Our new merchandise ‘Sketches on/of type’ is a dos-à-dos sketchbook/primer with ten short texts on typographic refinements everyone should know about. Designed by our friend and famous Czech typophile Martin Pecina, it is available for order in our e-shop.

Skolar Sans on Typographica

Typographica’s selection Our Favourite Typefaces has become an annual online festival of remarkable type from previous years. So it is a great pleasure to find a review of our Skolar Sans from Aegir Hallmundur included in the 2014 edition.

“Skolar Sans is the hugely impressive — and huge, at seventy-two fonts — new companion to Rosetta’s Skolar.”
— Aegir Hallmundur on Typographica

The Hindu Business Line

The Hindu Business Line featured an article Type of things to come by Sibi Arasu about the state of type design for Indian languages. Rosetta’s and Vaibhav Singh’s work are indeed included together with other suppliers of Indic fonts.