Though Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones (at the time this post was written) are in a civil war, their work and talents in the world of typography has had a massive influence in our culture of design. I’ve been a fan for years since my Art School days (and unknownly) used their typefaces in numerous pieces since the early 2000’s. Though, it’s sad they have parted ways, their legacy both will live on through their standing foundry.
From the original post by Dress Code:
“You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you’ve seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.
Font Men, gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together.”
Presented by AIGA to celebrate H+FJ’s 2013 AIGA Medal, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts
Directed & Produced by: Dress Code
Cinematography by: Andre Andreev
Edited by: Dan Covert
Music & Sound by: YouTooCanWoo
Animation/Design: Evan Anthony, John Custer, Joe Donaldson, Emil Bang Lyngbo, Josh Parker, Eddie Song
Principal Cast: Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones
Shot on a Canon 7D