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  • Zem Karlos

    I am very pleased to have this chance to read your article and feeling really satisfied. You have a rare source of information and define your topic in very well way. It is writes in very good style and unique. I like this. Thanks for this.

  • Burton Glass

    This is a great story about designers putting their community first. Love it. I would appreciate knowing about and seeing examples of the European cities employing custom fonts.

    • espiekermann

      I would also like to see those European examples as there aren’t many. In fact I cannot think of any (apart from our work for Berlin way back). While I like the work done here, I wish the designers would do a bit more research. The typeface by Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland for the Twin Cities was actually produced (a book about the project can be found here:

      And authors should also be required not to take anybody’s word as fact but do their own homework. We’re all connected these days and it is easy to simply ask around. As it is, the type community is already laughing about this article. Too bad, as both the designers’s initiative and the city’s courage as a client deserve praise.

      Now show me all the European custom type.