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The Northern Block – Interview With Founder Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill created The Northern Block type foundry in 2006. The foundry’s name originated from the term, “The Eastern Bloc,” additionally finding inspiration in the wit and irony of The Designer’s Republic, an anti-establishment design studio in his home city of Sheffield, England. Their use of the phrase, “North Of Nowhere,” heavily influenced the name he would…


TypeType Fonts: A Director's Dream and a Headline's Power

Fonts are truly important. They bring form to thoughts and shape to communication, and perhaps most importantly–they bring emotion to language. But perhaps more than that, fonts are art–and many of the more recent designs are the work of true artists. TypeType are certainly a powerful example of this thought, as their fonts are some of…


Janson Text: A Classic Serif Font Design with 17th Century Origins

Janson is a serif inspired by a style created in the Dutch Baroque era. Intended for body text, it’s an excellent style you can use in marketing or advertising. As a popular search item here at YouWorkForThem, we want you to appreciate the deep history of of this stylistic font. There’s been some controversy over the…



Tom Chalky Fonts: Handcrafted Font Options for Your Media Project

Tom Chalky Fonts are some of the most beautiful handcrafted fonts around, and for the next month you can save 50% off all his designs. With 88 individual fonts available and sale options starting as low as $2, you’ll find something that caters to every manner of design project. Many of his fonts fit the latest…


How Poor-Quality Photos Ruin Your Design (And Where to Get Good Ones)

With photo sharing platforms like Instagram boasting over 75 million active users each day, let alone the rest of social media and the larger internet, it’s no secret that the value of a picture has far exceeded a thousand words. As designers of such destinations, you seek to engage and inform your audience, whether you’ve…


A Brief History Of Franklin Gothic

You’ve likely seen the Franklin Gothic typeface a thousand times without ever realizing it. From advertising logos and billboards, television and movie screens, books and album covers, board games and computer games, this timeless typeface is everywhere. Morris Fuller Benton created the original version of Franklin Gothic in 1902. The typeface found its influence in Akzidenz Grotesk…


Historical Impact and Modern Application: Canada Type's Gibson

Canada Type’s Gibson font family has quickly become the one of the company’s most popular products. Perfect for branding and design, Gibson’s eye-catching boldness pays homage to an intrepid man and his legacy. The typeface was named by its creator Rod McDonald for his close friend and colleague John Gibson (1928-2011), and produced by Kevin…


The Elegant Hand of La Goupil Paris

La Goupil Paris is a rising foundry from Paris, France, which is staffed by the talented artists Julien Saurin, Fanny Coulez and Louis-Emmanuel Blanc. Founded in 2008, La Groupil Paris has recently enjoyed great success, with a number of its fonts having been used in high-profile advertising campaigns for companies such as Coca Cola, Google and Red…

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