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WebFonts: Bringing Variety and Style to the Written Web

In the early days of web design, there was a heavy reliance on “web safe fonts.” Web safe fonts are groups of typefaces that will display in a similar manner for just about every computer user. Sans-serif fonts such as Arial or Verdana, and serif fonts like Georgia or Times New Roman were the typical… Read More

Inspiration And Imagination At Play In Fort Foundry

As a child, Mattox Shuler spent much of his time playing in forts. Those secret (and sometimes not-so-secret) hideaways were places full of unlimited possibilities for adventure. Fort building seems an innate characteristic of the universal youth experience, an activity that most of us remember fondly, even when we got into trouble for using our… Read More

Ramiz Guseynov's TipografiaRamis Font Foundry

Ramiz Guseynov was born and raised in Russia, eventually receiving a college education focused on architecture and graphic design. During the early years of his professional career as a graphic designer, he often found himself working with typography specifically, with much of that time being spent converting Roman typefaces into Cyrillic forms. Ramiz went on… Read More

The Basicons Collection + Free update!

Last year, we released five different sets of themed illustrations called “YWFT Basicons.” These five sets of vector designs were entitled “Business,” “Cafe,” “Emoji,” “Hands” and “Web Design,” and they were very helpful in a variety of design situations (and they were very popular). Well hold onto your hat emoji, because they are now available as… Read More

Tips for Selling Your Fonts / Graphics / Videos / Photos

If you’re a creative person with new, fresh ideas and are thinking about selling your fonts, graphics, videos or photos, here are a few guidelines that can help you be successful. Overall, DO SOMETHING UNIQUE! We’re always looking for high quality, innovative, fresh ideas. We want to break new ground, and release more explorative products. Fonts… Read More

What Do Font Names Actually Mean?

We often get asked about the terminology associated with fonts. (And, to be frank, sometimes we wonder about certain terms ourselves.) Despite fonts having played such a formative role in the digital workspace, there aren’t a lot of easy-to-read articles that lay it out in one place, so we thought…why not write one? We reached… Read More

Exclusive Fonts From Jeff Rogers

Jeff Rogers is a prolific artist, illustrator, and type designer whose impressive client list includes Google, YouTube, Dreamworks, The New York Times, A&E, Ford, and Nickelodeon. Based in New York City, Jeff spends most of his days working on lettering design, branding, logo design, and Broadway theater posters. Jeff began drawing from the moment he first… Read More

Mark Simonson, The Living Legend Behind Proxima Nova

Every designer hopes that his or her work will one day reach widespread popularity. It’s a dream that rarely happens for most of us, but when it does, the experience is nothing short of magical. For Mark Simonson, lightning struck the instant he created Proxima Nova, one of the most popular fonts available on the market… Read More

The Brilliant Mind Behind The Evolving Work Of Shinntype

Nick Shinn founded the Shinntype foundry in 1998, after spending two decades working in graphic design. While his life began in London, his formative years took place in the small village of Barton-le-Clay in Bedfordshire, England. In 1974, Nick received an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts from Leeds Polytechnic in Yorkshire. Just two years later,… Read More

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