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Type foundries
These sites usually contain much more than just straight forward commercial information, you may find profiles of various designers, news releases, explanations of new technology, comments as well as some substantial articles.

www.adobe.com
www.bitstream.com
www.emigre.com
www.itcfonts.com
www.fontbureau.com
www.linotype.com
www.monotpye.com

Professional organisations on line
These sites will have details of conferences, exhibitions, membership and community news.

www.atypi.org
The official site for the Association International Typographique. Details of conferences. Members only section.

www.calligraphyonline.org
The site of The Society of Scribes and Illuminators, founded in Britain in 1926.

www.tdc.org
The Type Directors Club. A New York based organisation that has been running since 1946. Promotes excellence in type design and typography, profiles of their medal winners, some good book reviews.

www.typocircle.co.uk
Originally an organisation formed by a group of London agency type directors in the seventies, has strong links with the Type Directors Club in New York.

Online magazines
The content varies from being a fully on line version to a sales site for the printed magazine, with a selection of items.

www.baselinemagazine.com

www.fontzone.com/zine
Good online information.

www.letterarts.com
Letter Arts Review is perhaps the best available magazine (three issues a year) for those interested in all areas of type, lettering and calligraphy.

www.serifmagazine.com
Site for the excellent Serif magazine.

Study and resources

www.calligraphycentre.com/
This site designed by John Stephens is beautifully laid out and has many calligraphy links.

www.cynscribe.com
The most complete listings of anything remotely connected to a love of letters.

www.johnnealbooks.com/
Mail order books

www.letterspace.com
Information on regular lettering study tours.

www.letteringtoday.co.uk
The site of the Edward Johnston Foundation who organised a three year Lettering Today and Tomorrow programme at Ditchling Museum and occasional seminars. Here you can find a calendar of events, how to travel to Ditchling and where to stay.

http://www.rit.edu/~goudyctr/links.html
Site for the Goudy Center, Rochester Institute of Technology. An internationally respected centre for study and research of all type related issues.

http://www.saintjohnsbible.org
A huge project which will last for many years to write the entire Bible by hand, masterminded and conceived by Donald Jackson a British Calligrapher working in Wales. The commission comes from a Benedictine monastery in Minnesota who have developed an excellent website explaining the project, some good technical information included.

 

 

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