fStop Expands Collection, Distribution

Posted on 5/9/2008 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Berlin-based royalty-free producer fStop has released several new image galleries. These include helicopter images by Stephan Zirwes, offbeat people and objects by Tobias Titz, city-kids-gone-country by Paul Hudson and child portraits by Melodie Dewitt. The collection is approaching 20,000 images. fStop has also negotiated new distribution agreements, with global partners, including BrightQube, imageselect, Masterfile and photolibrary.

The company's production has a distinct style, attributed in part to its photographers and tight editing, but also to fStop's roots in the design and typographic communities. fStop is part of the FontShop International family, which also includes the legendary names of Joan and Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody. The first fStop stock-image catalog-which, at 480 pages of large images, is more akin to a high-end coffee-table photo book-was designed by Stefan Sagmeister.

The company Web site is designed and maintained by cutting-edge user experience-design company Punchcut, which also manages Typophile, Typography.com and does work for JetBlue Airways and Siebel.

Copyright © 2008 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


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