Typophile (Internet forum)

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Typophile is an internet forum hosted at www.Typophile.com dedicated to the discussion[1][2] of type, typefaces, fonts and typography and the associated software, tools and design practices of people who work with type. The forum was created by Jared Benson in 2000 and is operated by San Francisco design studio, Punchcut, a firm Benson co-founded in 2002.[3] Typophile went offline in 2015 for a "reboot"[4] and was reopened in November 2016.[5]

Typophile Film Fest[edit]

Typophile.com is the organizer of the annual Typophile Film Fest[6][7]

The Typophile Film Fest debuted at TypeCon 2004[8] in San Francisco, CA, United States. It has subsequently been shown in the North American cities of New York, Boston, Seattle and Vancouver,[9] in Europe at St. Petersburg,[10] and at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.

Resource for type design[edit]

The Typophile.com site is often stated as a resource for budding students and professionals interested in type design and typography.[11]

OpenType font development is often discussed between the font foundries and type design professionals who participate on Typophile.com.[12]


  1. ^ Killer Startups.com review of Typophile.com
  2. ^ Review of Typophile.com, Metropolis Magazine
  3. ^ Typographer.com discussion about typophile.com
  4. ^ Typophile, archived from the original on 2015-07-26, retrieved 2017-01-11 
  5. ^ Typophile (30 November 2016). "We're back. typophile.com" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  6. ^ FontFeed article on the Typophile Film Fest 5 Call For Entries
  7. ^ CreativePro.com article on the Typophile Film Fest 5 Call For Entries
  8. ^ Typographica review of Film Fest Debut
  9. ^ TFF4 Vancouver - Society of Graphic Designers 2009
  10. ^ TFF4 St Petersburg - ATypI 2009
  11. ^ Typophile Special Interest Group for Arabic Type Design and Typography
  12. ^ Seneca Design & Training: OpenType Tips, Techniques, and Resources

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