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A Font Is Born: Inside the Creative Process of Hoefler and Frere-Jones

Mar 14, 2014 | 104-part series
Paul Rosenfeld

The creators of some of the most memorable type faces in recent history discuss the inner workings of a type foundry. Although the two men are currently engaged in a lawsuit over control of the company, the film Font Men shows the duo at a happier time when they designed for everyone from Barack Obama to The New York Times. The film, which recently screened at SXSW, comes from the Dress Code production company.

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