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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…


The legacy of Hermann Zapf's URW Grotesk: A Must-Have Classic

URW Grotesk was designed by Hermann Zapf (pronounced “dzahff”) in 1985 for URW, currently headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Born on November 8, 1918 in Nuremberg, Germany, three days before the end of World War I and right in the middle of the Spanish Flu Pandemic that plagued Europe, Hermann Zapf’s early life was extremely turbulent, to…


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…


Tom Chalky Fonts: Handcrafted Font Options for Your Media Project

Tom Chalky Fonts are some of the most beautiful handcrafted fonts around, and for the next month you can save 50% off all his designs. With 88 individual fonts available and sale options starting as low as $2, you’ll find something that caters to every manner of design project. Many of his fonts fit the latest…


What Should I Do If Someone Is Using My Designs Without Paying?

Designers–have you ever walked into a store or looked up at a billboard and recognized your font on product packaging or in an ad–but you don’t have any record of a commercial license? Have you ever seen your font or stock art in a television commercial, but you never received your Show Titles licensing fees?…


The Anti-Smoking Font - truth®

truth® branded their powerful #FinishIt campaign with Filmotype Gem in the fall of 2014, thanks to negotiation by YouWorkForThem, in close collaboration with the foundry and the team at the LA agency 72andSunny, and the campaign has been hitting hard ever since. If you’ve seen a television in the United States recently, you’ve no doubt…



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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