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Barack Pro Celebrates Stars And Stripes

Based in Vienna, Austria, Ekke Wolf found his way into typography in the early 90s when he sought to create fonts that didn’t yet exist for the purposes of editorial design. The actual process of working on letters amazed him because of the sheer pleasure he experienced through his focus, the tranquil silence of his…



URW DIN's Design Stops Traffic, Demands Viewer Attention

Volker Schnebel has enjoyed a long and illustrious career in type design. Even before he was employed by URW++ in Hamburg, Germany, Volker spent decades working in the field of type design and font digitization. He co-founded Digital Type Company in 1985 and his work involved digitizing dozens of basic type families for Monotype, including…




FontHaus: A Jack Of All Trades (And A Master Of Every One)

FontHaus is quite literally an American original, being the first independent retailer of fonts in the United States. Mark Solsburg founded FontHaus in 1989 and the company has been making a name for itself since 1990. FontHaus was among the first online suppliers of fonts for designers around the world, and it remains one of…


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…


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…


Refrigerator Deluxe Fonts: A Popular Retro Style That Works in Multiple Formats

Refrigerator Deluxe is a very popular font that brings back a particular retro style seen in the mid-20th century. Its inspiration comes from block-style lettering commonly seen in lettering manuals during the era. Created by font designer extraordinaire Mark Simonson, this font is a versatile workhorse, especially with the recent resurgence of retro styles. Simonson’s creation…

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