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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…


15 Christmassy Fonts To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

We don’t need to tell you what time of year it is because the evidence of Christmas is all around us. It’s the hap-happiest season of all and to celebrate, we’ve put together a collection of fonts that are perfect for Christmastime design projects. So while you’re busy checking out all of the products in…


Ten Great Fonts For Movie Title Sequences

The opening title sequence of a movie not only sets the tone for the film, it also helps to build the brand for the story itself. Font choice is incredibly important to the overall success of a film’s presentation. If the creators of “Jaws” had chosen Comic Sans, for instance, the entire mood would have…


Insigne Foundry’s Latest Releases

Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Insigne Design’s type foundry is always hard at work creating new typefaces for graphic designers. Created by Jeremy Dooley, Insigne offers an incredible selection of font families at YouWorkForThem. With type designs that range from bold and serious, elegantly refined, and even some that are purely playful, Insigne is sure to…


David vs. Goliath: Corporate Font Piracy In The Global Marketplace

Black CD © fStop / Patrick Jelen In the world of font licensing, it’s sometimes the case that even those of us who are (theoretically) knowledgeable about it find ourselves shaking our heads, wondering what just happened. We recently were left frustrated by one of these situations, and now that the dust has settled we…


What is a Humanist Typeface?

“Humanism” is generally understood as a stance that values the power of human beings over dogma or superstition. It follows that something labeled as humanist would reflect those values–that the human creation is paramount. However, while the word itself is certainly related, a “humanist” typeface is something very different. Rather than being named for the…


What is a Large Volume Commercial Extension?

If you’re planning on using a font for any purpose that will result in more than 250,000 combined instances, then you are not covered by the Standard Desktop license. If your use results in more than 250,000 print and/or digital instances, you will need a Large Volume Commercial extension, as described in 5.5 of the…


You Won't Believe These Three Fonts Are Free Fonts

“Free” is usually synonymous with “bad,” “cheap” or “not worthy.” In the font world, this has proven to be no different. You can spend the rest of your life scrolling through the many tens of thousands of free fonts out there online and still not find that perfect font you’ve been searching for. Worse yet,…


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…

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