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The Fascinating Font That Inspired URW Clarendon

URW Clarendon is a version of one of the world’s most ubiquitous font families. Clarendon, named after the Clarendon Press in Oxford, England, was designed in 1845 by Robert Besley for the Thorowgood and Co. foundry. The typeface was registered under Britain’s Ornamental Designs Act of 1842, the first ever font to be protected as such. The… Read More

Refrigerator Deluxe Fonts: A Popular Retro Style That Works in Multiple Formats

Refrigerator Deluxe is a very popular font that brings back a particular retro style seen in the mid-20th century. Its inspiration comes from block-style lettering commonly seen in lettering manuals during the era. Created by font designer extraordinaire Mark Simonson, this font is a versatile workhorse, especially with the recent resurgence of retro styles. Simonson’s creation… Read More

YouWorkForThem WebFonts: Pay Once, Play Forever.

At YouWorkForThem, we think the dominant subscription-based model of WebFonts is nothing short of highway robbery. The Fontopoly charges a monthly fee for the use of the WebFonts they resell–all while refusing to give their customers access to the font files themselves! Instead, they host the files on their own servers, which you must reference in your… Read More

Proxima Nova – The Greatest of the Helvetica Killers

Designer Mark Simonson revamped and expanded upon his six original Proxima Sans designs to create the insanely popular Proxima Nova font collection that designers around the world know and love today. With clean, modern lines and easy legibility even at very small point sizes, it’s no wonder that Proxima Nova is highly sought after, and… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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