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Often Imitated, Never Duplicated: YWFT Hannah

For nearly 10 years now, YWFT Hannah has been one of our most popular fonts. Comprised of three versions that work together as one, YWFT Hannah’s loose, hand drawn quality adds the quirky flavor so prevalent in modern marketing, and as the years go by, the imitators have multiplied exponentially. In fact it’s hard to… Read More

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… Read More

Monrad, a grotesque font that everyone can love.

Monrad, released and Jan-Christian Bruun, is a font family characterized as grotesque sans serif. The final ink consists 6 styles including italic version, manually edited kerning. The idea of the font is to create a blend of dynamics and organic balance in the letters. The dynamics of the letters r and a cursive adds an additional sharpness… Read More

Exclusive Fonts From Jeff Rogers

Jeff Rogers is a prolific artist, illustrator, and type designer whose impressive client list includes Google, YouTube, Dreamworks, The New York Times, A&E, Ford, and Nickelodeon. Based in New York City, Jeff spends most of his days working on lettering design, branding, logo design, and Broadway theater posters. Jeff began drawing from the moment he first… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

TypeType Fonts: A Director's Dream and a Headline's Power

Fonts are truly important. They bring form to thoughts and shape to communication, and perhaps most importantly–they bring emotion to language. But perhaps more than that, fonts are art–and many of the more recent designs are the work of true artists. TypeType are certainly a powerful example of this thought, as their fonts are some of… Read More

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… Read More

The Elegant Hand of La Goupil Paris

La Goupil Paris is a rising foundry from Paris, France, which is staffed by the talented artists Julien Saurin, Fanny Coulez and Louis-Emmanuel Blanc. Founded in 2008, La Groupil Paris has recently enjoyed great success, with a number of its fonts having been used in high-profile advertising campaigns for companies such as Coca Cola, Google and Red… Read More

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