The Extensis Community Blog
November 19th, 2014 by Richard Turgeon
Today we’re proud to announce our newest release of Universal Type Server, which solves common font distribution and synchronization issues and helps mitigate licensing risks for teams.
No matter how large your organization’s collection is, Type Server helps you centralize, synchronize, organize and distribute your font libraries while offering secure, reliable font management and compliance for your team.
November 12th, 2014 by Amanda Paull
This autumn, we released Suitcase Fusion™ 6 to help you make the most of your font collection. The new version brings full OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility, Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 integration, font library synchronization with Dropbox or Google Drive accounts, as well as bug fixes and speed enhancements.
With our spring update to Suitcase Fusion, we introduced the Fontspiration panel and worked with artists all over the world to give you a window into the latest, most cutting edge typography. See some of these beautiful type design pieces here and here.
The Fontspiration continues with the release of Suitcase Fusion 6. Check out some seasonally-inspired design! Our October pieces bring the spooky, paranormal and mysterious to life with type by Terminal Design, The Font Bureau and PsyOps.
Foundry: Terminal Design
Typeface: Choice Sans Ultra
Artist: Blue Collar Agency, designed by Justin Meyers
Inspiration: This piece was inspired by the provocative, extraterrestrial Jonathan Glazer film, Under the Skin.
What is Movember?
Formerly known as November, Movember is dedicated to supporting and increasing awareness of men’s health issues. The Mo Bros of Extensis are taking part to help raise money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
“If you think of ice cream, it (Helvetica) is a cheap, nasty, supermarket brand made of water, substitutes and vegetable fats. The texture is wrong and it leaves a little bit of a funny aftertaste.” - Bruno Maag on Helvetica
Love it or hate it, Helvetica remains one of the most popular, ubiquitous, and enduring fonts of all time. It’s featured in countless corporate logos, remains the go-to choice to convey a certain hipster, ironically neutral aesthetic (American Apparel comes to mind), and is even the subject of its own documentary.
October 29th, 2014 by Richard Turgeon
Do you have a font collection, or font chaos?
Designers know how painful it is to love fonts and typography, but manage them in a way that’s… well, manageable. The average number of active fonts on a designer’s computer is a whopping 681. The average font collection is 4,512. The largest we’re aware of is 231,994 (see more fun font library stats in our “Font Groupie” infographic). Here are some of the biggest pain points I’m sure you’re all familiar with:
- Quickly finding the right font when you need it
- Finding similar fonts for comparison
- Experimenting with font pairs without hopping from app to app
- Easy access from a centralized location, desktop or the cloud
- Discovering new fonts to try in your own creations