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Ramiz Guseynov's TipografiaRamis Font Foundry

Ramiz Guseynov was born and raised in Russia, eventually receiving a college education focused on architecture and graphic design. During the early years of his professional career as a graphic designer, he often found himself working with typography specifically, with much of that time being spent converting Roman typefaces into Cyrillic forms. Ramiz went on…


What Do Font Names Actually Mean?

We often get asked about the terminology associated with fonts. (And, to be frank, sometimes we wonder about certain terms ourselves.) Despite fonts having played such a formative role in the digital workspace, there aren’t a lot of easy-to-read articles that lay it out in one place, so we thought…why not write one? We reached…


Andrei Robu: The Self-Taught Master Behind Kitsuné Font

Robu Design Studio is the namesake of Andrei Robu, a brilliant designer and the founder of Typeverything, Designers Go To Heaven, and Calligraphica. He’s enjoyed an illustrious career so far, having worked with some of the biggest brands in the corporate world today: Visa, Mastercard, ESPN, Bloomberg, Western Union, Stella Artois, The Coca-Cola Company, Toyota, and The Golden…


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…


Sans Beam by STAWIX

STAWIX is back this month with another great release, this time by the name of Sans Beam. After releasing Amsi in 2015, Sans Beam is the next in line. Designed to handle many different design uses, from headline to body text, Sans Beam was also designed to be compatible with other font families of Stawix Foundry. Sale: For just 2 more days,…


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…

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