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Font Men


Dress Code‘s documentary short about typographers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Font Men, “gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together.” The film is a SXSW 2014 Official Selection:

I felt rather sad watching this knowing that Hoefler and Frere-Jones are parting ways acrimoniously.

(via Quipsologies)

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  1. Thanks for sharing this, and it is so sad to read about the break-up. The art of making fonts is fascinating. A good font can be so pleasing to the eye.

  2. I think everyone is very sad about H & FJ. They did amazing work and were obviously friends before it went sour.

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