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Laurence Penney

Principal, LORP.ORG (Bristol, UK)

Laurence Penney is a consultant in font technology based in Bristol, UK. Focussed on dynamic type tech, he first specialized in TrueType: coding rasterizers, hinting fonts, and training others how to hint. He later took on the challenge of creating MyFonts, the open platform selling fonts from all foundries, and is part of the team that has made it the market leader by a wide margin. The recent revival of colour and variable fonts gives Laurence hope that the type world has not forgotten the best ideas from a generation ago and he looks forward to helping these technologies take off.