The Extensis Community Blog
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 December pieces celebrate holidays around the globe with type by CastleType, Mota Italic, Adobe, URTD and Terminal Design.
Typeface: Afrika Motifs & Trio CT Medium
Artist: Nicole Dalton
Inspiration: This piece was inspired by the celebration of African family, community and culture. Kwanzaa was created to restore rootedness in the culture.
Tags: Adobe Creative Cloud, Albert Camus, autumn, Blackletra, dropbox, ghost forest, google drive, Medusa, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, P22, PsyOps, Terminal Design, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Font Bureau, Three Fingered Jack, Under the Skin, URTD
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
October 22nd, 2014 by Jim Kidwell
Suitcase Fusion 6 available today
Today we released the newest version our powerful single-user font manager, Suitcase Fusion.
Built for demanding, professional design workflows, we integrated the most efficient tools to keep you creative and productive.
- Apple OS X Yosemite support.
- Optimized for Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 with fast, reliable font auto-activation and fast in-application font panels.
- Keep two machines in sync with cloud-based archive and restore to Dropbox or Google Drive.
- Advanced, automatic font corruption detection
- Efficient organization tools
- Retina-crisp font previews
- Typographic inspiration from the Fontspiration pane.