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Home » » Finalist: Hoefler & Frere-Jones
Typefaces by Hoefler & Frere-Jones, 1989-2009. Designed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones


The three main criteria for the jury are excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. What do you think?

Visitor comments

  1. Faild to understand what you see in this. Boring. Design must be Eye Catching; as well as, though provoking, and mind-stimulating. This is just plain ?. You need a younger jury.

    — lamonte jordan · Jul 24, 05:57 PM

  2. A comment on “former comment” by lamonte jordan.
    I assume you are commenting on what you see here…….Design is so much more than your subjective (personal) taste. It is about “subjective” AND “objective” which means function in addition to the aesthetic. The purpose of the design relates to a target group. Maybe you are not the one.
    I do not know anything about these typeface and their function but I assume the jury has.

    — carina oskarsson · Aug 19, 12:52 PM

  3. If you see ‘plain’ when you look at H&FJ typefaces, you need a lesson in subtlety. Their fonts are some of the most elegantly constructed type available today.

    — Sarah · Sep 15, 01:23 AM

  4. I’m a RISD grad, designer for 20 years and it was a gift to have a typeface like GOTHAM. I was soooo tired of Futura… I probably need extra therapy because I try to use in on every project. Designing a typeface is a lost art. It is highly specialized. Look at any cutting edge ad or publication and try to notice the fonts being used. It is usually a blend of something classic. H&FJ gives us a new spin on classic with the attention to detail that is worthy of the recognition here.

    — Laura · Oct 15, 10:35 PM

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Hoefler & Frere-Jones

Hoefler & Frere-Jones was established in 1989. Since then, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones have helped some of the world’s foremost publications, corporations and institutions develop their unique voice through typography. Their body of work includes some of the world’s most famous designs, typefaces marked
by both high performance and high style.