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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…



A Typeface Inspired by 1920's German Designs

URW Geometric Condensed is the matching complement for the URW Geometric, now available at YouWorkForThem. Including 20 additional condensed styles, URW Geometric Condensed is the space-saving alternative in the URW Geometric family that is also 50% off until July 6, 2016. URW Geometric is a sans serif typeface inspired by the German geometric typefaces of the 1920s but…


The legacy of Hermann Zapf's URW Grotesk: A Must-Have Classic

URW Grotesk was designed by Hermann Zapf (pronounced “dzahff”) in 1985 for URW, currently headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Born on November 8, 1918 in Nuremberg, Germany, three days before the end of World War I and right in the middle of the Spanish Flu Pandemic that plagued Europe, Hermann Zapf’s early life was extremely turbulent, to…


The Fascinating Font That Inspired URW Clarendon

URW Clarendon is a version of one of the world’s most ubiquitous font families. Clarendon, named after the Clarendon Press in Oxford, England, was designed in 1845 by Robert Besley for the Thorowgood and Co. foundry. The typeface was registered under Britain’s Ornamental Designs Act of 1842, the first ever font to be protected as such. The…


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…



Brokman Font by The Northern Block

The Brokman font family, currently 50% off until November 8, 2015, is a contemporary sans serif family designed to bring clarity and originality to brand related projects. The open apertures and large x-height help provide a fresh aesthetic with an easy, fluid texture across design layouts. While it’s squarish proportions are balanced with subtle rounding achieving a carefully modulated…


Hanseat, designed by Profonts & Ralph M. Unger

Hanseat is an extraordinary profonts release that was designed by Ralph M. Unger. Heavily inspired by Germany’s official (and always popular) DIN 1451 Engschrift, you can’t go wrong with this release. Originally, the German DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung / German Committee for Industrial Standardization) typefaces were taken as the standard traffic fonts for street signs and…

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