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Playful, Inspired Design: More From Our "Typography For Children" Collection

Our handpicked collection of fonts for children’s projects is so extensive and so fantastically fun, we wanted to highlight some more playful offerings from this eclectic group. Whether you’re designing birthday party invitations, programs for a school concert, inspirational posters for the classroom, or children’s books, the “Typography For Children” collection from YouWorkForThem has something that…


Get In Touch With Your Inner-Child: Our "Typography For Children" Collection

There’s something that’s especially magical about working on design projects that are geared towards children. Interesting shapes, bright colors, and unexpected design elements usually take center stage. The very best designs will encourage a child’s sense of wonder, delighting younger audiences through whimsical imagery and playful compositions that stir their imaginations. The best part of…


The Wonders Of OpenType And Our Swash Collection

You might be surprised at just how many fonts have OpenType features and what they can do for you. Think of a font as a bag of frozen peas. We know that sounds totally ridiculous, but hear us out. On the surface, that bag contains nothing more than exactly what it says on the label:…


WebFonts: Bringing Variety and Style to the Written Web

In the early days of web design, there was a heavy reliance on “web safe fonts.” Web safe fonts are groups of typefaces that will display in a similar manner for just about every computer user. Sans-serif fonts such as Arial or Verdana, and serif fonts like Georgia or Times New Roman were the typical…


Calligraphy and Vintage Inspired Fonts by Heybing

Heybing Supply Co. is the namesake of Indonesian graphic designer Bing Febby Aldiansyah. Born in 1988, Bing fell in love with graphic design soon after the turn of the millennium, and hasn’t looked back. He founded Heybing Supply Co in 2010, serving clients worldwide with the help of his two assistants. His talents are not only limited…


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…


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…


The Brilliant Mind Behind The Evolving Work Of Shinntype

Nick Shinn founded the Shinntype foundry in 1998, after spending two decades working in graphic design. While his life began in London, his formative years took place in the small village of Barton-le-Clay in Bedfordshire, England. In 1974, Nick received an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts from Leeds Polytechnic in Yorkshire. Just two years later,…


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…

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