If you’ve been in the design field a really long time, the name Filmotype might ring a bell or two. This typesetting machine had the capability to set type in over 500 alphabets and was popular in its many iterations until the Mac appeared in 1984.
Luckily for all the world’s typophiles, the entire Filmotype library was bought by Stuart Sandler of Font Diner and the job of digitizing the library has begun. Sandler and his team have released the first 13 fonts, ranging from the elegant Jessy and Zanzibar to the casual Modern and Brooklyn. The newly-released fonts are currently available at MyFonts.com.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.