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David vs. Goliath: Corporate Font Piracy In The Global Marketplace

Black CD © fStop / Patrick Jelen In the world of font licensing, it’s sometimes the case that even those of us who are (theoretically) knowledgeable about it find ourselves shaking our heads, wondering what just happened. We recently were left frustrated by one of these situations, and now that the dust has settled we…


The Happy-Go-Lucky Attitude Of The Odudo Font Bundle

Tom Niessink is a graphic designer who prefers a clean, simple approach to design. After studying at MediaCollege in Amsterdam, Thom created “thmbnl. graphic design” in 2013. His Odudo Bundle is a popular set of serif and sans serif geometric typefaces, all of which exude an easily-approachable vibe. Each of the fonts within this complete…


How To Choose The Right Font For Your Project

For font nerds like us, choosing the perfect font for a design project feels a lot like searching for a needle in a haystack that’s also made of needles. With tens of thousands of typefaces available and new ones being created every day, how do you know which one to use? Where do you even…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

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