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Foundry Favorites: Connary Fagen

While many of us tend to be our own harshest critics when it comes to our creative work, artists (of all genres) usually have at least a few personal favorites nestled among their own portfolios. It’s always interesting to learn what makes those particular works stand apart from the rest, and that’s why YouWorkForThem is…




Hand-Painted And Driven By Energy: Furious Styles

Derek Campbell and Justin Graefer established BLKBK Type in 2013. The foundry has made a name for itself through artistically-crafted typography that’s thoroughly steeped in raw emotion. “We at BLKBK, feel the most important element in typography is being able to effectively convey a feeling and a unique personality within every design,” they told us….


A Softly-Rounded Sans Serif From The Northern Block: Apoka

Established in 2006 by Jonathan Hill, The Northern Block is a design studio that continually promotes collaboration with graphic designers and typographers, building a rock-solid foundation that supports individuality, artistry, innovation, and top-quality products. Type designs from The Northern Block consistently provide extensive design versatility and visual appeal, making their work incredibly popular in the…


An Organic, Playful Approach To Helvetica: YWFT HLLVTKA Round

Designed by Max Miedinger with the assistance of Eduard Hoffmann, Helvetica is one of the most familiar and oft-used type designs in the world. Released in 1957, it has inspired countless type designs in the decades that followed, but never has the world seen one quite like YWFT HLLVTKA Round. Initially drawn by hand a…


Redrawn, Refined, And Better Than Ever: Idler Pro

Mark Butchko is the prolific illustrator, animator, graphic designer, and typographer who runs the Central Type Company, an independent type foundry in Chicago, Illinois. Mark is a huge fan of 60s and 70s graphic design, an aesthetic that plays a dominant role in much of his own work. His appreciation and fascination with the typefaces…


Studio Sans: A Fresh Sans Serif From A New Studio

Michael Chereda began an exploration into typography in 2012, in large part to develop the specific design elements he found lacking in the designs that were already available on the market. “I always wanted to improve something, change it, make it for myself,” Michael told us. At the time, he was not yet skilled in…


A Nostalgic Celebration Of 8-Bit and 16-Bit Gaming: YWFT Edger

Over the last decade, and particularly since Minecraft’s release in 2011, pixel art’s popularity has experienced a continuous upswing around the globe. The trend has been a welcomed source of nostalgia for Gen-Xers, many of whom repeatedly died of dysentery while playing The Oregon Trail at school (although as most of us will agree, food…

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