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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


How to use WebFonts to Increase the Visual Appeal of Your Website

Unlike desktop fonts, which are designed for use in documents and in graphic design, WebFonts are their own unique animal, specially tuned to be recognized and displayed by a web browser. Those who have tried to adapt desktop fonts for website use know that it’s really only possible to get clear, precise behavior by converting…


Designer Spotlight: Connary Fagen Fonts

With the overabundance of filters, stickers and emoji that fills the web and social media today, there’s something to be said about concise and simple design. That’s why we’re so proud to offer Connary Fagen Fonts. Connary describes himself as “One part problem solver, one part tormented artist and one part Sean Connery”–an awesome combination…


Download Food Typography Photoshop Actions

Introducing the Food Typography Psd Actions for Photoshop CS6+, by DesignDell. A set of 6 delicious photoshop actions to make any font look good enough to eat! Includes 6 layered food scenes from the preview images, including bonus grainy, floury and drippy brushes to get messy with! Download Photoshop Actions Food Typography Psd Actions was published by DesignDell…


80s Retro Graphic Styles

Last month we had the honor to have DesignDell join our site and begin posting amazing new Adobe Illustrator style sets. If you are looking for an awesome way to spice up your type, download this 80’s Retro Graphics set today for just $15! The collection contains whopping over 100 type styles. These styles work…

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