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Vintage Type Company: Out With The New, In With The Old

Founded by Sean Coady in 2015, Vintage Type Co. is passionate about type designs that embody the spirit of notable periods throughout history. Their designs are as varied as the world’s past, offering a range of products that incorporate some of the most memorable characteristics of font designs from the glorious days of yore. Anaheim… Read More

A Typeface Inspired by 1920's German Designs

URW Geometric Condensed is the matching complement for the URW Geometric, now available at YouWorkForThem. Including 20 additional condensed styles, URW Geometric Condensed is the space-saving alternative in the URW Geometric family that is also 50% off until July 6, 2016. URW Geometric is a sans serif typeface inspired by the German geometric typefaces of the 1920s but… Read More

Huffington Post chooses Proxima Nova for Mobile App Success

When the Huffington Post wanted to re-skin their mobile applications for phones and tablets, they chose Proxima Nova from designer Mark Simonson, the–in the words of their own review–”friendlier font, that lives in between Gotham and Helvetica.” Switching the in-app text content in all of their apps worldwide to Proxima Nova Condensed Extra Bold (on… Read More

Precision and Quality: The Value and Versatility of Stawix Fonts

Stawix is a Bangkok-based font foundry founded by Thai native Stawix Ruecha, focusing on fully-equipped international typefaces, and steeped in aesthetic type design with meticulous attention to detail. Formed in 2012, Stawix aims to represent the hope of its founder that a movement can be started “by designing Latin fonts and Thai alphabets that are… Read More

Dropbox Goes Tall With Cinderblock

Dropbox made excellent use of Stefan Kjartansson’s Cinderblock font for their “Dropbox Podcast Studio” setup at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas (2016). All images © 2016 Dropbox Have you used any of our fonts/graphics in a project? Please share with us, we would love to feature it….we might even feature it on the product’s “in… Read More

What is a WebFont

In the early days of the web, browsers were limited to a certain set of fonts. Even today, the list is short: Arial, Book Antique, Comic Sans, Courier New, Geneva, Georgia, Helvetica, Impact, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Palatino Linotype, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Times, Trebuchet and Verdana. Fortunately, the advent of WebFonts and their… Read More

ParaType Offers A Myriad Of Design Possibilities

Originating in Moscow, Russia, as a part of ParaGraph International, the designers at ParaType have enjoyed a long history of multilingual type design and conversion. Years ago, typeface development in the Soviet Union took place only within a designated cadre belonging to Polygraphmash, a state research institute that held the largest collection of Cyrillic fonts… Read More

Versatile, Beautiful Fonts From the Bottom of the World: Los Andes Type

In 2011, after founding the awesome LatinoType, Chile’s first digital foundry, Daniel Hernández, Miguel Hernández and Luciano Vergara decided to spin off a new studio in order to focus on simple, versatile typefaces designed for usability, rather than the more whimsical, “designerly” offerings of their first venture. Calling the new venture Los Andes Type, they… Read More

What is a Humanist Typeface?

“Humanism” is generally understood as a stance that values the power of human beings over dogma or superstition. It follows that something labeled as humanist would reflect those values–that the human creation is paramount. However, while the word itself is certainly related, a “humanist” typeface is something very different. Rather than being named for the… Read More

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