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New font : Introducing the DIN Next Slab Family

DIN Next Slab Akira Kobayashi Linotype

An addition to a stalwart superfamily, the characters in the Din Next Slab typeface designs echo the underlying shapes, proportions and industrial precision of the popular DIN Next family. Character shapes remain simple and counters open, ensuring high levels of legibility. The fonts also contain OpenType® features that can replace the default characters with special “legibility” designs, such as the 7 with a crossbar and zero with a slash. DIN Next Slab has seven weights, which cover the range from Ultralight to Black, each with matching italic. There are various character sets in all of the styles and the four middle weights have small capitals available.
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Background of the Din typeface

The original shapes of the DIN typeface originated about 100 years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century. They were first used for locomotives and, a bit later, for signs in train stations. Designed by engineers, the DIN typeface is, above all, easily reproduced mechanically. To free the DIN typeface of its numerous typographic shortcomings and provide it with suitable features for graphic applications, DIN Next was created in 2009 under the direction of Akira Kobayashi at Linotype. DIN Next has seven weights, italic styles, small capitals and medieval characters. Now comes the next step, DIN Next Slab, which Kobayashi created with team members Sandra Winter and Tom Grace. This new font variant design is based on the optimized shapes of DIN Next. DIN Next Slab harmonizes perfectly with the styles of DIN Next: the basic letterforms and weights are identical. Both versions of the font can work together perfectly, not just in headlines and body text, but also within a text; they complement each other very well as design variations.

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To order Din Next Slab, please email info@alttype.com.sg

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Chinese New Year Couplets – Ideas for Year of the Horse 2014

Choosing Chinese fonts for Chinese New Year Couplets

Chinese couplet is called “Duilian”, “Duizi”. The couplet for Chinese Spring Festival is called “Chunlian” (春联).  The first line is called upper couplet which is put up or hung on the right side of the front door and the other is called lower couplet which is placed on the left side of the front door. Typically, the Chunlian writes an happy, hopeful, uplifting message about a better New Year to come.

Are you looking for some Chinese fonts to type out the couplets ? Let us help : )

C Xing Kai PRC

C Xing Kai PRC

C X Yao

C X Yao

C Yuen

C Yuen

MQingHu

MQingHu

M Yoyo

M Yoyo

M Sung

M Sung

M Elle

M Elle

M Hei

M Hei

C Gu Yin PRC

C Gu Yin PRC

M Gentle

M Gentle

C Hei 2 PRC

C Hei 2 PRC

M Young

M Young

M Razor

M Razor

The above text has been set in Simplified Chinese, if you would like to order the fonts or see some samples in Traditional Chinese, please email info@alttype.com.sg

Introducing App+ Fontfonts : Easy licensing for mobile apps, editable documents & hardware

Licensing fonts on additional platforms such as mobile phones, computer games or other hardware used to be a costly affair. Now with App+ Fontfont, you can choose your favourite font from the world’s largest collection of original, unique and contemporary typefaces at affordable prices.

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Whether you want to use FF DIN in a mobile app, enhance a car interface with FF Meta or embed your PowerPoint presentation with FF Scala, with App+ you can. What’s more, you don’t need to buy a license for every app or device, the one App+ license will cover them all.
So, using FontFonts just got even easier and frustration-free!

App+ for mobile phones
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App+ for PlayStation Portable video games
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App+ for GPS applications
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App+ for tablet computer applications
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In short, App+ FontFonts can be embedded in all apps, devices and documents.The fonts are licensed by years, not users, and the basic App+ license is valid for one year.

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Font enquiries: please email info@alttype.com.sg