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Xiaomi Chooses Proxima Nova WebFont License From YouWorkForThem

Beijing-based electronics company Xiaomi is the world’s fifth-largest smartphone manufacturer, also selling mobile apps and related consumer electronics. When they sought to re-design all of their corporate websites based around a WebFont, they chose the ever-popular Proxima Nova, from designer Mark Simonson. Working quickly to meet Xiaomi’s tight project deadline, YouWorkForThem assisted their project management…


Huffington Post chooses Proxima Nova for Mobile App Success

When the Huffington Post wanted to re-skin their mobile applications for phones and tablets, they chose Proxima Nova from designer Mark Simonson, the–in the words of their own review–”friendlier font, that lives in between Gotham and Helvetica.” Switching the in-app text content in all of their apps worldwide to Proxima Nova Condensed Extra Bold (on…


What is a Humanist Typeface?

“Humanism” is generally understood as a stance that values the power of human beings over dogma or superstition. It follows that something labeled as humanist would reflect those values–that the human creation is paramount. However, while the word itself is certainly related, a “humanist” typeface is something very different. Rather than being named for the…


Mark Simonson, The Living Legend Behind Proxima Nova

Every designer hopes that his or her work will one day reach widespread popularity. It’s a dream that rarely happens for most of us, but when it does, the experience is nothing short of magical. For Mark Simonson, lightning struck the instant he created Proxima Nova, one of the most popular fonts available on the market…



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…


Proxima Nova WebFont

The Web’s Most Popular WebFont, Proxima Nova, has now been updated at YouWorkForThem. Previous versions we provided had hinting issues on certain PC browsers, but this week we resolved most of those. The result is one of the web’s best fonts, now rendering magnificent on all PC browsers. If you want to preview this change…

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