Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jonathan Hoefler


  • Born 1971
  • typeface designer and an armchair type historian who specializes in the design of original typefaces
  • 1989 Founded Hoefler & Frere-Jones, a type foundry in New York, which he shares with Tobias Frere Jones.
  • Hoefler is the President of the company
  • typeface designs for Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Esquire
  • created the Hoefler Text family of typefaces, designed for Apple Computer and now appearing everywhere as part of the Macintosh operating system
  • his work has been exhibited internationally, and is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Smithsonian Institution) in New York
  • In 2002 The Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) presented Hoefler with its most prestigious award, the Prix Charles Peignot for oustanding contributions to type design. Hoefler and Frere-Jones' collaboration has earned them profiles in The New York Times, Time, and Esquire.


"Hoefler and Frere-Jones create fonts that stand out with the clarity, elegance, and durability of a well-cut diamond.... An H&FJ typeface is always exquisitely legible without sacrificing high style." Time Magazine


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