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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

Incorporating Distressed Fonts Into Your Designs

George Lucas called it the “used future.” Dirty, grungy, yet somehow modern–the things of imagination as used by the hands of the past. Those handmade, artisanal feelings that distressed fonts lend your design will bring your audience a sense of aged comfort. Now that’s not to say that every distressed font will present a time-worn… Read More

Top 10 Fonts of 2015

“The best is the enemy of good,” said Voltaire, and he was right. In order to be the best, you have to move past All Right, then blast through Good, and these ten champions did so with aplomb. This list represents an almost entirely different set from last year’s Ten Best, with in-house champ YWFT… Read More

URW++, The Long-Standing Leader of Fonts

World-renowned font developer URW++ has recently expanded by joining with software developer Global Graphics. This expands URW++’s potential market reach and joins them together with a market leader in the software space. URW++’s multinational team of highly experienced, skilled type experts have been innovating in the font software space as far back as 1978, when… Read More

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… Read More

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