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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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


How to use WebFonts to Increase the Visual Appeal of Your Website

Unlike desktop fonts, which are designed for use in documents and in graphic design, WebFonts are their own unique animal, specially tuned to be recognized and displayed by a web browser. Those who have tried to adapt desktop fonts for website use know that it’s really only possible to get clear, precise behavior by converting…


Designer Spotlight: Connary Fagen Fonts

With the overabundance of filters, stickers and emoji that fills the web and social media today, there’s something to be said about concise and simple design. That’s why we’re so proud to offer Connary Fagen Fonts. Connary describes himself as “One part problem solver, one part tormented artist and one part Sean Connery”–an awesome combination…


The Inspiration Behind the Popular Yellow Design Studio Fonts

Used in advertising project around the world, the typography of Yellow Design Studio has become a sensation through their distressed and retro style fonts. Yellow Design Studio founders Ryan and Rena Martinson started their business out of Madison, Wisconsin in 2004, but within a couple years it evolved into a type design and fine arts studio…

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