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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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