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Frere-Jones is suing Hoefler for half of the world's preeminent digital type foundry.

It's a sad day in the type world. Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the preeminent digital type foundry, has broken out into civil war.

The firm is perhaps the most important type designer of the 21st century. Its fonts have graced the branding of billion-dollar companies, and the covers of glossy magazines. Movie-trailer warning labels in the United States are set in Gotham, an HFJ typeface that was also famously used by Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.

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