The world’s biggest typeface lawsuit just settled

Earlier this year, the world was shocked by the high-profile breakup of Hoefler & Frere-Jones, one of the world’s most prestigious typeface foundries. The firm was responsible for some of the most widely used typefaces of recent times, most notably the Gotham and Surveyor families, and served clients including GQ, Esquire and The New York Times. While many had assumed the business was an equal partnership between Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, it emerged that Hoefler had negotiated sole ownership of the firm. Frere-Jones sued for half of the business, and the pair descended into one of the most closely watched lawsuits the design world has seen in years.

Now, it appears that fight is over. According to documents filed today…

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