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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…


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…


Why Are Font Design Studios Called "Foundries"?

Type foundries derive their name from the pre-computer graphics era when the art and craft of designing typefaces fell to skilled craftsmen who meticulously designed font families by hand. In 1448, Johann Gutenberg, an accomplished metalworker, cast those letters into single pieces of rectangular metal, and along with formulating the ink and developing the printing…


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…


When Design Meets Ambition: Ryoichi Tsunekawa

Ryoichi Tsunekawa was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1978. As a child, he was fascinated by the mechanics of design and abstract art, both of which inspired him to major in Architecture when he attended university as a young adult. Soon after receiving his Master of Arts degree, Ryoichi found steady employment as an engineer and…


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…


Fonts by Set Sail Studios Satisfy a Wise and Thoughtful Choice in Brand Marketing

YouWorkForThem is proud to offer 10+ fonts by Set Sail Studios, a UK-based creative agency dedicated to providing high-quality, fresh & innovative hand-drawn typefaces. The importance of unique, artistic creativity can’t be overstated when defining brand character, and the marketability and powerful attention-grabbing attributes of Set Sail Studios’ script work could very well be the…


DSType Foundry and Studio is a Cultural Architect in Font Design

Brilliantly combining sharp South American flavor with European sensibilities, the world-class type foundry DSType has consistently adapted to meet the growing demand for non-Latin fonts and other typographic projects in the 20+ years since their founding, and their list of clients is almost as impressive as their sharp and creative font designs. Founded in Portugal…


Top 10 Fonts of 2015

“The best is the enemy of good,” said Voltaire, and he was right. In order to be the best, you have to move past All Right, then blast through Good, and these ten champions did so with aplomb. This list represents an almost entirely different set from last year’s Ten Best, with in-house champ YWFT…

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