Font Aid IV release 'Coming Together' benefits Haitian victims through Doctors Without Borders

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is proud to announce the release of “Coming Together”, a font created exclusively for Font Aid IV to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. The font consists entirely of ampersands, to represent the idea of people coming together to help one another. Nearly 400 type designers, graphic designers, and other artists from 37 countries around the world contributed artwork to the font.

The ampersand contribution of Jeff Fisher LogoMotives (above right) was inspired by traditional Haitian art hand-cut from discarded steel drums. The vines and leaves coming from the roots in the art, signify regrowth; while the bird taking flight represents hope for the future.

The font is being be sold for $20US and is available through font distributors Ascender Fonts, Veer, FontShop, and MyFonts. All proceeds from the sale of the font will go to Doctors Without Borders, to help with their relief efforts in Haiti.

The “Coming Together” font contains over 400 glyphs and is supplied as a single, cross-platform OpenType font. All glyphs are accessible using OpenType-savvy applications, Unicode-savvy utilities, the Character Map utility on Windows, and FontBook on Mac OS X.

Proceeds from previous Font Aid efforts have gone to UNICEF to help war and disaster refugees, benefit the victims of the September 11 tragedies in the US, and raised funds to expedite relief efforts in countries affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamis. In the 2005 Font Aid III initiative, a combined program of SOTA and Building Letters, designer Jeff Fisher submitted an icon that became part of the the collaborative Fleurons of Hope typeface.

© 2010 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

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