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    Tobias Frere-Jones is breaking up with Jonathan Hoefler; asks for 50% of H&FJ

    Tobias Frere-Jones is suing Jonathan Hoefler for 50% of H&FJ. The lesson here is always get it in writing...

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    "World shocked to discover that a type foundry is worth 40 million dollars"

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    Which side are you on?

    I read the whole article and I wont judge too early on this. I really do hope they resolve this matter. These two gentlemen raised standards in digital font era. Their new font TUNGSTEN is a very nice font, if I just had the monies, I would really put a legit copy of it in my library. Sad indeed.

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    I want to hear Hoefler's side of the story before passing judgement, but sad indeed that it has turned out like this.

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    wow!
    first it was nice links...
    I mean, the firm is perhaps the most important type designer of the 21st century.

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    I can't believe they wouldn't be able to solve this. What a great foundry!

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    Frere-Jones is suing Hoefler. If I were the judge, I’d make it a Landmark case and decide the winner via Knockout.

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    ...or whoever can design the more popular font in one day, to be decided by PrintRoot survey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmester View Post
    Frere-Jones is suing Hoefler. If I were the judge, I’d make it a Landmark case and decide the winner via Knockout.
    I'd hope so!

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    Update

    Bloomberg released an article at beginnings of this month.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-08/font-war-inside-the-design-worlds-20-million-divorce

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    Quote Originally Posted by DvlsAdv0c8 View Post
    Tobias Frere-Jones is suing Jonathan Hoefler for 50% of H&FJ. The lesson here is always get it in writing...

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    Definitely! I'm not sure what's crazier though, not getting it writing or 'waiting' 14 years to finally put your foot down!

    Will be interesting to see how it plays out with the whole; you're an employee so whatever you design 'belongs to us...'

    It looks to me like Hoefler is a shifty a-hole...i hope FJ gets every penny he deserves, and if that happens to be $20M, good for him!

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    They are my favourite foundry so it's a shame, I hope it doesn't fragment the body of work they've put together.

    Here’s FJ’s legal complaint set in Gotham: https://twitter.com/other_means/status/423967137590296576

    Ironically it was in Arial first…

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    NY MAG article

    http://nymag.com/news/features/jonathan-hoefler-tobias-frere-jones-2014-6/

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    The final chapter in the lawsuit.

    Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler, the Beatles of the type world, aren't getting back together any time soon. But their bitter lawsuit over ownership of the world-famous type foundry that once bore both their names has, at least, come to an end.


    Read the rest of the article in fastcodesign following this link:
    http://www.fastcodesign.com/3036423/type-stars-jonathan-hoefler-and-tobias-frere-jones-settle-their-bitter-lawsuit

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    "Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler" seem well appoint as part of the legends of the typeface.

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