Well known for his distinctive style, Tim Burton is a veritable icon in the film, animation, and design industry. His compositions capture the visual history of our world, often blending elements of the Victorian era alongside the nothing-ever-goes-wrong-here suburban neighborhoods of mid-century America, threading them deeply with deliciously dark, gothic undertones. It’s hard to believe that Burton made his directorial debut with Pee Wee’s Big Adventure in 1985, but even then, that fantastical storyline and wildly vivid imagery was but a hint of the greatness to come.

Over the course of more than three decades, one thing has become certain: Tim Burton’s work is absolutely unique unto itself and that alone has inspired countless other artists to create the wild and the impossible, just as Burton does, through stunningly unexpected artistry that fully embraces exaggeration and oddball quirkiness. YouWorkForThem has even created its own tribute to Tim Burton through our latest type design, YWFT Burtonian.

This handcrafted font is an inky delight with an eccentric and playful personality. Think of it as blending the key visual elements of Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Edward Scissorhands — three of the most iconic Burton films of all time. Contextual and stylistic alternates offer designers plenty of flexibility with their lettering, allowing for myriad combinations with truly one-of-a-kind results every time. YWFT Burtonian is peculiar and charming in equal measure, the perfect choice for eye-catching signage, product packaging, logos, labels, and any project that needs an offbeat, handmade approach to its design.

YWFT Burtonian also offers an additional set of 35 cartoonish dingbats that include banners, hearts, conversation bubbles, squiggles, scribbles, and swirls for adding the perfect finishing touch to comics, presentations, greeting cards, labels, illustrations, invitations, stickers, and personalized journals.


Multilingual support for YWFT Burtonian extends to Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Vietnamese, Pan African Latin, Pinyin, and Igbo Onwu for exceptional worldwide accessibility.

Right now, YWFT Burtonian is on sale for 25% off of its regular price through June 30, 2017 so it’s a great time to add this “strange and unusual” type design to your font cache.

As designers ourselves, our creative studio’s own portfolio currently offers 107 products through YouWorkForThem. Our work explores dozens of themes and visual concepts with something to suit just about any type of project!