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    P22 Chai Tea is unique among brush lettering scripts. Its sweeping strokes and luxurious use of horizontal space lend personality and warmth to any project. Its sturdy letterforms make it ideal for lo […]

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February 21, 2013

YouWorkForThem & Valve Corporation: Customizing the Steam UI

YouWorkForThem & Valve Corporation: Customizing the Steam UI

YouWorkForThem received a request from the video game development company Valve Corporation to create a custom license for their digital distribution service, Steam. YouWorkForThem worked closely with Valve to write a simple, affordable Custom Application License covering cross-platform embeds for the font Motiva Sans, from the Brazilian foundry Plau (Niramekko). The project then evolved to […]

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January 21, 2013

Top Fonts of 2012

Top Fonts of 2012

As Dr. Seuss said, “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn.” And just like that, it’s time once again for the Top Ten Fonts. Since we wrote last year’s Top Ten post, we’ve increased our font […]

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June 28, 2012

When Cheap and Easy are Classy Words

When Cheap and Easy are Classy Words

In the four months since we launched WebFonts here at YouWorkForThem, we’ve seen a big jump in our business, thanks to customers like Coca-Cola, Starbucks, West Elm, Chronicle Books, and many others. We’re no mathmagicians, but we think that’s mainly because our pricing is so straightforward and easy for our customers to understand. People like […]

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February 13, 2012

YWFT WebFonts: Design and Efficiency, Together at Last

YWFT WebFonts: Design and Efficiency, Together at Last

Ever since the “@font-face” CSS declaration, font providers have been scrambling to implement options, and let’s face it–most have been less than ideal. We’ve all tried to figure out confusing lists of unnecessary options, when all we wanted was some quick design options. And more than once we’ve been confronted by subscription payments and intrusive […]

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January 20, 2012

Apple iBooks & YouWorkForThem Fonts

Apple iBooks & YouWorkForThem Fonts

Yesterday, Apple held an education keynote event, where they introduced a number of software products that will help to reinvent how students learn. Chief among these is their iBooks Author application, which allows users to create their own textbooks for the iPad 2. Now anyone can create iBooks–and not just textbooks for education, but cookbooks, […]

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January 16, 2012

Top 10 Fonts of 2011

Top 10 Fonts of 2011

It’s that time once again, and as the man said, “The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast. The slow one now, will later be fast.” Since we wrote last year’s Top 10 Fonts post, we’ve increased our font options from 6500 to over 12,000. That’s a big Twinkie! Not to mention, with […]

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January 9, 2012

Thank You, Thank You Very Much

Thank You, Thank You Very Much

2012: Some folks think we’re in for a change on 12/21. Some folks are all about the 1-2. And for others, 2112 is the jam. In the end, it’s all about the numbers–and we have some big ones to share. Between YWFT and Nanamee, we now offer over 50,000 stock designs for sale. We showcase […]

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December 14, 2011

Adventures with Tomos

Adam Bognar sent us this short he and Benjamin Taft put together of their latest travels, which has a nice use of YWFT Hannah in the titles. Great video guys, but next time you better invite us along as well!

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December 12, 2011

Step Outside The Line

Step Outside The Line

Join us in welcoming our latest Type Foundry to YouWorkForThem, Outside The Line (OTL). Hailing from the USA, OTL has created numerous icon fonts that have gone on to win prestigious type awards from organizations like U&lc. For this month only, enjoy seven select OTL titles marked 25% OFF the regular price.

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March 9, 2011

Liza’s Underware

By now, everyone is aware of OpenType and its two main benefits; cross-platform compatibility, and its ability to support widely expanded character sets and layout features. It’s the second one that we want to spotlight here, to show you the real power of the format. Additionally, it has come to our attention that some designers might […]

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January 6, 2011

Top 10 Fonts of 2010

Top 10 Fonts of 2010

Oh, the times they have a-changed since we wrote last year’s Top 10 Fonts post! (Wow, has it really been a year already?) There’s an old Japanese Proverb that states, “beginning is easy — continuing is hard.” A year ago, YouWorkForThem had seen its eighth birthday, and some parts of the shop were getting dusty. […]

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November 30, 2010

BKK Lumpinee

Our studio and our lives are in the city of Bangkok, known to the natives as Krung Thep (“city of angels”). Like most creative folks, we draw our inspiration and our passion in part from what we see around us every day, and so we thought it might be nice to take a break from […]

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