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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

The Art & History of the P22 Type Foundry

P22 Type Foundry is truly a gem in YouWorkForThem’s catalog of impressive foundries. P22 has won dozens of awards–once winning 11 in a single year–and maintains partnerships with over a dozen museums including The Guggenheim, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and other world-famous museums and galleries. What makes P22’s work so fascinating… Read More

Proxima Nova – The Greatest of the Helvetica Killers

Designer Mark Simonson revamped and expanded upon his six original Proxima Sans designs to create the insanely popular Proxima Nova font collection that designers around the world know and love today. With clean, modern lines and easy legibility even at very small point sizes, it’s no wonder that Proxima Nova is highly sought after, and… Read More

A Brief History Of Franklin Gothic

You’ve likely seen the Franklin Gothic typeface a thousand times without ever realizing it. From advertising logos and billboards, television and movie screens, books and album covers, board games and computer games, this timeless typeface is everywhere. Morris Fuller Benton created the original version of Franklin Gothic in 1902. The typeface found its influence in Akzidenz Grotesk… Read More

You Won't Believe These Three Fonts Are Free Fonts

“Free” is usually synonymous with “bad,” “cheap” or “not worthy.” In the font world, this has proven to be no different. You can spend the rest of your life scrolling through the many tens of thousands of free fonts out there online and still not find that perfect font you’ve been searching for. Worse yet,… Read More

Incorporating Distressed Fonts Into Your Designs

George Lucas called it the “used future.” Dirty, grungy, yet somehow modern–the things of imagination as used by the hands of the past. Those handmade, artisanal feelings that distressed fonts lend your design will bring your audience a sense of aged comfort. Now that’s not to say that every distressed font will present a time-worn… Read More

URW++, The Long-Standing Leader of Fonts

World-renowned font developer URW++ has recently expanded by joining with software developer Global Graphics. This expands URW++’s potential market reach and joins them together with a market leader in the software space. URW++’s multinational team of highly experienced, skilled type experts have been innovating in the font software space as far back as 1978, when… Read More

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