Set the wayback machine for January, 2010: Network Osaka sends us their beautiful new serif, titled Haute. Immediately, it starts on a rapid climb toward becoming one of the year’s biggest sellers, and becomes a top-notch addition to the YouWorkForThem Exclusive Font Library. Now, fast-forward to present day, where we are proud to present the second exclusive release from Network Osaka, Burocrata. During the design and development of Burocrata, we worked closely with Network Osaka to make sure the finest details were reviewed, cleaned up and even polished with a chamois made of thousand-year-old yak fur. Network Osaka carried on improving more and more of the fine details with lasers and breakfast cereals late into the night, until finally, this amazing new sans serif emerged like a butterfly made of satin, covered in ice cream.
In addition to the release you can also Download PDF to see examples and specimen charts. (Sorry, no ice cream left.)
Burocrata is available only at YouWorkForThem.
Frederico Antunes just wrote in to let us know he used WYLD as well for a skate magazine he designed recently. Very nice usage and you can grab the PDF to see more examples.
Really enjoying some of the type work by Richard Sarson, very clean, simple and smooth.
We did an Illustration Grant last month at Society6 and this month we did a Typographers grant. A lot of great submissions but we had to pick one.
The winner was Steven Bonner who had a lot of great examples of wordplay on his profile. His work is display in nature covers many styles. It is great to see people have an interest in type these days. You can see his full portfolio here and congratulations Steven.
The runner up was Jehoaddan Strain as we were looking for people who created their own typefaces. Jehoaddan’s website can be found here and also worthy of a bookmark. You will be seeing more of her in the future, I am sure about that!
Quick update on the last winner, Will Bryant. We have been working with him based on the previous grant he won, and he is doing some really amazing work. Will be excited to show everyone when it is finished. Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks to Society6 for producing a site that really helps graphic designers without exploiting them or their work.
One our most common customer service questions is ’how do I get the swash items to show up in Adobe Illustrator.’ Well, we suggest you read these tech notes from Adobe which will easily show you where and how to use these extra swash characters in fonts like Agostina. For more information on the OpenType format, check out Adobe’s OpenType Page. Each Adobe application handles OpenType a little different, so check the specific application help docs on how to view the opentype options, Adobe has all this clearly listed in the documentation.
For OpenType development and technical details, these links provide a wealth of information: Microsoft, Unicode.org , Gallery of Unicode and Fontlab.
A.M. Cassandre produced the typeface Bifur for Peignot in 1929. Bifur broke from rigid typographic forms by combining Art Deco principles of obsessive geometry with the line and stroke of letter forms. Skute picks up Cassandre’s spirit and carries it onward in YWFT hand set fashion. And we are happy to give it out to you. Yep, that’s right, we’re giving Skute to you for your own personal use! Should you need to use Skute for a commercial project or want more letters, buy the enhanced Pro version, Skute Pro.
Download Skute Freebie
Happy Friday, Have fun with it!
About a month ago we released a new font, Matter. We felt it would be beneficial to go an extra mile and create a small PDF zine to further show the typographic value of Matter.
Download the Matter Zine (Right-Click, Save As)
A behind the scenes look at our new handset font, Michel. The letters were created by a wild, untamed river of ink carried by water’s movement across the page.
New JPeople Magazine is out and features Hanazuki, Hydro74, Tokyo Plastic and more. One of the interesting party of the magazine is how they used the font Agostina by adding a 3D shading element to the type itself by cutting up the typeface and adding gradients to it. They also layered the uppercase swash characters to create some interesting results. Not what they teach you in Type 101 but nice results. Shows you can break rules to create some interesting type. Great work, Hello Hikimori.
To each his own and to each his own Obama font. Damn, that is one ugly font!
“44th President” is based on the handwriting of President Barack Obama. A number of sources were studied and the font produced from those references. Barack Obama is the 8th left-handed American president. His left-handed stroke is quite obvious. As seen in recent legislation signing ceremonies, President Obama uses the “hooked” style of left-handed writing where the paper is held horizontally and the pen is “pulled” diagonally over the writing surface, and his signature is bold and elegant. The script flows swiftly with a clear and fluid motion, and includes a complete standard character set and Central European, Baltic, Romanian and Western European character sets.
Starting 2009 with a bang, we bring you Hannah!
Hannah is a font comprised of three versions that work together as one, producing not variation and contrast between weights but between widths. The loose, hand drawn quality adds yet another layer of personality to the font. Hannah is similar to one of our popular Hand Set fonts, ThinAire, but is available in OpenType format which makes Hannah much more versatile. There are also some additional unicase characters included in the font which can be activated as contextual alternates in OpenType.
With all this talk of corruption in the Chicago government, a certain person’s name rises to the top. Otto Kerner.