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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

FontPath v2: The Best Way To Find Fonts Just Got Better

Last fall, YouWorkForThem introduced FontPath, our new technology to help you discover and sort fonts. It’s 100% code-based, real time font testing, instantly showing you the actual font data–no images anywhere–so it’s incredibly responsive, and we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback from designers who are hailing it as their all-time favorite way to… Read More

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

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

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