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The Northern Block – Interview With Founder Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill created The Northern Block type foundry in 2006. The foundry’s name originated from the term, “The Eastern Bloc,” additionally finding inspiration in the wit and irony of The Designer’s Republic, an anti-establishment design studio in his home city of Sheffield, England. Their use of the phrase, “North Of Nowhere,” heavily influenced the name he would…


The Clean, Modern Style Of Niva From PeGGO Fonts

The Niva font is a fresh and minimalist typeface from PeGGO Fonts, the type foundry owned and operated by Pedro González. Pedro is an experienced oil painter, illustrator, and conceptual artist, but it was his love for calligraphy and lettering that eventually drew him into the world of type design. Niva is sleek and contemporary, exhibiting a…


Hustle Supply Company - Unique Fonts From Brand Designer Jeremy Vessey

Hustle Supply Co. is a new type foundry we’ve recently added to our site here at YouWorkForThem. This company is the brainchild of brand designer and typography expert, Jeremy Vessey. He’s based in a small town called Charlottetown within Prince Edward Island, Canada, where he’s already formed a lucrative career in the typeface industry. We’re proud…



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…


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…


TypeType Fonts: A Director's Dream and a Headline's Power

Fonts are truly important. They bring form to thoughts and shape to communication, and perhaps most importantly–they bring emotion to language. But perhaps more than that, fonts are art–and many of the more recent designs are the work of true artists. TypeType are certainly a powerful example of this thought, as their fonts are some of…


The Department of Aerial Observation: Beautiful Images From Above

When we hear the words, “drone photography,” our minds conjure images of clandestine military operations, government spying, or maybe even neighborhood voyeurs. But there’s another side to these useful flying platforms, and when capable and artistic aerial photographers like The Department of Aerial Observation take to the skies, a remarkable, designerly view of the world takes…


Janson Text: A Classic Serif Font Design with 17th Century Origins

Janson is a serif inspired by a style created in the Dutch Baroque era. Intended for body text, it’s an excellent style you can use in marketing or advertising. As a popular search item here at YouWorkForThem, we want you to appreciate the deep history of of this stylistic font. There’s been some controversy over the…

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