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Top 10 Fonts of 2016

“You can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race,” David Bowie once said. Those words are more than just a clever observation from a brilliant star extinguished far too soon. The “race” might mean anything, or everything: finding success in life, getting into the checkout line before that lady with two full…


Mark Simonson Introduces Proxima Soft

Mark Simonson is a prolific graphic designer, illustrator, and typographer whose innate artistic talents date all the way back to his early childhood. While his college education and subsequent career initially focused on commercial art, he took an interest in type design during a college lettering course in the mid 1970s. “Back then, this meant…


Origins Smooth Harmonizes Graceful Composition In An Italic Script

Laura Worthington is a passionate type designer whose vibrant personality is as dynamic as the rays of dappled sunlight that sprawl through the woodlands surrounding her home in the Pacific Northwest. While her career as a typographer began with the release of her first type design, her affection for the craft extends much farther into…


Hand Brushed After Hours Font Speeds Up The Mizuno Synchro XL

The Mizuno company makes high-performance athletic apparel for many sports, with multiple brands in many international markets. When they sought to market their Synchro XL shoes to the Brazilian market, they turned to the striking After Hours font from the digital brush ninjas at BLKBK. Working closely with Mizuno’s ad agency, we at YouWorkForThem negotiated…


Yellow Design Studio’s Thirsty Script Served Up By Carrabba’s Italian Grill

The Carrabba’s Italian Grill chain of restaurants can be found in many parts of the United States, and they pride themselves on their family carry out deals. When they banded their “Carry Out Without The Compromise” campaign (2016-2017) in print and on television, they chose the distressed, artisanal power of the awesome Thirsty Script font…



DTP Types Limited Offers Designers Unlimited Possibilities

Founded in 1989, DTP Types Limited emerged as one of the first digital type design establishments to operate within the UK. The company was clearly marked for great success early on, having been launched by Malcolm Wooden, a seasoned designer who had spent more than 15 years in product development for Monotype Typography. Bringing with…


Handwritten Charm: Type Designs From Hanoded

David Kerkhoff began his career as a type designer in a way that so many others do: after experiencing the difficulty of finding the “perfect” font for a project, one decides to solve the problem simply by creating their own. When David initially set out to create a website for the display and sale of…


LatinoType's Antonietta Blends Copperplate Styling With Rococo Decadence

As Chile’s first digital type foundry established in 2007, LatinoType strives not only to deliver top quality letter sets to the worldwide graphic design community, but to support other type designers in their endeavors. LatinoType is a collective that is working hard to grow typography in Latin America, a field that has been largely underrepresented…

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