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Session details

Crossing borders
The best of different worlds

Frank E. Blokland

TypeTech FM05 | Palace B
Thursday 18 September | 15:00 – 15:50

Theme TypeTools by DTL | Duration: 50 minutes

Running FM under Mac OS X / X11 and Linux in a Wine bottle. Integrating FM in workflows based on other font production tools. TypeTech attendees who use third party software are invited for a direct comparison of the functionality of their font production tools with FM’s and to discuss (the necessity of) possible workflow integrations (or even migration).

Speaker details

Frank E. Blokland

Owner Dutch Type Library | Netherlands

Frank E. Blokland is type designer (of, amongst others, DTL Documenta and DTL Haarlemmer), Senior Lecturer ‘Letters’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague since 1987 and Professor at the Plantin Society in Antwerp since 1995. Frank founded the Dutch Type Library in 1990 and a couple of years later he initiated and supervised the development of DTL FontMaster, a set of professional font tools developed together with URW++. Currently he is doing a PhD study at Leiden University on the harmonics, patterns and dynamics in formal typographic representations of the Latin script.

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