Our friends over at Need Supply Co have been making great use of Press Gothic recently, the excellent and affordable ($19.95) sans-serif from Canada Type. The images above show that even though this font has a conservative, bold and authoritative presence, it can also be used in more gentile genres like fashion.
For the past five weeks, our in-house designer Jackkrit Anantakul has been sketching, scanning and designing his latest font (handset) design, entitled Gavin. When all was said and done, the concept sketches had over 1100 letter designs, from which we narrowed down two versions, Gavin and Gavin Alt. Each of these two styles contains over 400 diverse, hand-drawn letters. To celebrate Gavin’s release we created a promotional pdf to showcase possible designs using Gavin. Gavin is extremely fun to design with, and we hope you enjoy reading this complimentary pdf as much as we enjoyed designing it.
March in Thonburi is an experimental short, created over two years by Michael Paul Young. After relocating from Baltimore to Bangkok, Thailand, in 2007, Young sought to expose how the many sensory influences of his adopted country have affected him. The result, March in Thonburi, embodies a richsensory journey through an urban cultural atmosphere from the perspective of a stranger in a strange land. Read more…
This calendar design is our most recent collaboration with our friends at Need Supply. For this project we were happy to consult them to use Olivier Gourvat’s Sofia, which turned out really nice. They also worked with illustrator Emerald Grippa for the wonderful front side illustration. Copies can be gotten by stopping by their retail location in Richmond, VA.
While our Fonts sales tend to maintain a fairly stable pattern over time, our Stock Art seems to shift from one style to another, sometimes quite drastically. Last year the Regime series of designs conquered the charts, but this year not a single one of them placed in the Top Ten. Instead, we saw sales shift toward a cleaner, more modern approach with the Guilloche and Empire collections ruling the roost.
YouWorkForThem was founded and has been directed for the past eight years by Michael Paul Young & Michael Cina. In the final quarter of 2009, Michael Paul Young was elected the new President/Creative Director and Michael Cina stepped down to focus on his own personal ventures.
Resulting from the new leadership, there will be several changes forthcoming. Rest assured that YWFT will remain the same great design shop it has been since day one, and will continue to develop exclusive products in house and create custom work for clients on a select basis. Additionally, however, Mr. Young will also expand and improve several segments of the company. Already in the two months since he assumed control, Mr. Young has overseen a re-design of this website, added almost one hundred new font and stock products to the store, created the Book Archive, added new Font/Stock Art Licensing options and engaged in a new collaboration/partnership with Need Supply Co.
YouWorkForThem hopes you are looking forward to the upcoming years, and thanks you for all your support and patronage.
It is that time again where we count down from 1 to 10, our top selling fonts of the past year. While we see a shift in what was hot in 2009 versus the year before, we also see favorites from 2008 still holding on strong. With no more wait, let us begin! Read more…
We mentioned a few posts ago some big changes were coming in 2010, and over the next few weeks I will be announcing many of these. One of the interesting new things will be our recent new creative collaboration with our friends Read more…
Update Shortly after we posted this, we launched The YouWorkForThem Book Archive in response to everyones comments. We hope you enjoy this new section of design information.
The Bad News
This year has been a strange one for YWFT, that is for sure. As 2009 brought us many new challenges with the economy, we have been able to tough out yet another economic disaster (we started YWFT right after 9/11). This of course would not have been possible if some changes were not made. The most noticeable and recent change was the removal of the books section on our site. When we went online back in 2002, the book section was quite popular and very successful. While we as a company never really made much profit on our books (no gold teeth as of yet), we loved having access to these books in-house, supporting the designers and providing great inspiration for our many customers. Around 2007 though, Read more…
A recent internal project required us to create this file of over 75 national flags in vector and raster format. We are now giving this away and hoping it may help someone else out there. The file is saved in Adobe Illustrator CS1 format and can be used anyway you like. Some images were found from various sources online, many were drawn from scratch by YouWorkForThem. Download Freebie