Type foundry Hoefler & Frere-Jones is having an internal battle (a $20M battle, to be exact) over company ownership. Designers Tobias Frere-Jones and
Jonathan Hoefler stand at odds, Frere-Jones claiming that Hoefler ‘tricked’ him into thinking he would eventually become an equal partner. Frere-Jones, upon the foundations of this agreement, transferred the rights for some of his typefaces to the company. Frere-Jones claims he never would have gone through with the transaction otherwise.
The release from the foundry states that the aforementioned claims “are not the facts and they profoundly misrepresent Tobias’s relationship with both the company and Jonathan [Hoefler].”
Information and photo courtesy of The Verge