Quartz: Frere-Jones Vs. Hoefler


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This makes me sad, because I know both Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. They built an amazing company and have already made more than their share of indelible contributions to typography, if not to Western culture. Now their partnership seems broken forever, as the latter is suing the former over a dispute in company ownership.

“In a blistering lawsuit filed today in New York City, Frere-Jones says he was duped into transferring ownership of several fonts, including the world-famous Whitney, to Hoefler & Frere-Jones (HFJ) on the understanding that he would own 50% of the company.&#8221

I have no insight into this matter, but it seems inevitable that someone will emerge from this as a bad guy, and someone will emerge from this as a loser. Read the full article at Quartz.


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