August 29, 2016

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Kontour Joins Type Network

We are delighted to announce our alliance with Type Network. Kontour is now part of a group of independent foundries that pursue a mission “to find and support the best type and publish it for the best designers”. We look forward to a great partnership.

August 10, 2016

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STA 100 Winner

The Kopius typeface family has been selected by the Society of Typographic Arts judges, Neville Brody, Denise Gonzales Crisp and Martin Venezky as one of the best 100 pieces! We are looking forward to the forthcoming publication and gallery of winners.

May 4, 2016

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Communication Arts Webpicks

Very honored to have been featured by Communication Arts in one of their webpicks! “Kontour’s new site focuses on its typefaces, offering a playful and immersive experience for potential buyers.”

March 15, 2016

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Kontour New Website

We are very pleased and excited to launch a brand new website! The redesign marks a stimulating next chapter for our foundry, and a much-improved way our fonts are presented and can be tested. Two thumbs up for Scott Orchard, a web developer whose expertise has been indispensable. Hope you like it as much as we do!

September 1, 2015

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Typodarium 2016

Typodarium 2016 contains a couple of previews of the upcoming Kopius font family. Check them out!

December 1, 2012

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Kontour Foundry Launch

We are enormously delighted to announce the launch of Kontour Type. Our initial retail library includes three collections, AxiaElido and Odile, or close to 70 font products available for licensing and download. More type is in the works!

September 1, 2011

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Kontour Typefaces in Use at CAM, Raleigh

Odile and Elido are employed for signage and the gallery guide throughout the exhibition Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC. Co-curated by Denise Gonzales-Crisp and Susan Yelavich, the exhibit celebrates the renaissance of complexity and narrative form in contemporary design and features works from international designers and artists.

March 1, 2011

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Rice School of Architecture

The Rice School of Architecture commissioned Kontour to design a custom typeface family for exclusive use on-line and for print collateral. The college’s new logotype, designed by Sibylle Hagmann, is derived from the RSA typefaces. Renamed Axia, this typeface family will be released in the near future. The logotype sequentially animates into shape on the school’s website designed by Paul Kremer.

January 1, 2010

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Goodbye Hello

A long overdue redo of the Kontour website finally discloses itself just in time to greet the New Year. Additional information and new images are now available for review. And, there is of course more to come in the near future.

July 1, 2008

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Granshan 2008

The typeface family Odile won a grand prize in Latin Text awarded by the International Competition of Fonts, Granshan 2008, held in June 2008 on initiative of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia. The Granshan competition was initiated to celebrate the introduction of Armenian symbols into the existing Unicode range of Armenian symbols.

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