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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

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

Why Are Font Design Studios Called "Foundries"?

Type foundries derive their name from the pre-computer graphics era when the art and craft of designing typefaces fell to skilled craftsmen who meticulously designed font families by hand. In 1448, Johann Gutenberg, an accomplished metalworker, cast those letters into single pieces of rectangular metal, and along with formulating the ink and developing the printing… Read More

Using Stock Audio for Designing: What Sounds Work Best for Your Brand?

Compelling media content requires compelling audio, which provide the emotion and increase viewer response. But with legal rights always a factor, you’ve likely avoided using the right music for your piece, out of fear of huge licensing fees, or even being sued. Even if you’ve gone for more generic audio, it’s likely you couldn’t find… Read More

The legacy of Hermann Zapf's URW Grotesk: A Must-Have Classic

URW Grotesk was designed by Hermann Zapf (pronounced “dzahff”) in 1985 for URW, currently headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Born on November 8, 1918 in Nuremberg, Germany, three days before the end of World War I and right in the middle of the Spanish Flu Pandemic that plagued Europe, Hermann Zapf’s early life was extremely turbulent, to… Read More

When Design Meets Ambition: Ryoichi Tsunekawa

Ryoichi Tsunekawa was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1978. As a child, he was fascinated by the mechanics of design and abstract art, both of which inspired him to major in Architecture when he attended university as a young adult. Soon after receiving his Master of Arts degree, Ryoichi found steady employment as an engineer and… 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

How Poor-Quality Photos Ruin Your Design (And Where to Get Good Ones)

With photo sharing platforms like Instagram boasting over 75 million active users each day, let alone the rest of social media and the larger internet, it’s no secret that the value of a picture has far exceeded a thousand words. As designers of such destinations, you seek to engage and inform your audience, whether you’ve… Read More

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