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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…


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…


The Fascinating Font That Inspired URW Clarendon

URW Clarendon is a version of one of the world’s most ubiquitous font families. Clarendon, named after the Clarendon Press in Oxford, England, was designed in 1845 by Robert Besley for the Thorowgood and Co. foundry. The typeface was registered under Britain’s Ornamental Designs Act of 1842, the first ever font to be protected as such. The…



A Brief History Of Franklin Gothic

You’ve likely seen the Franklin Gothic typeface a thousand times without ever realizing it. From advertising logos and billboards, television and movie screens, books and album covers, board games and computer games, this timeless typeface is everywhere. Morris Fuller Benton created the original version of Franklin Gothic in 1902. The typeface found its influence in Akzidenz Grotesk…


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…


URW++ Font Sale

There is only one way to start this new year, and that’s with a massive YouWorkForThem font sale. For the entire month of January save 50% OFF thousands of fonts published & designed by one of the world’s top type foundries, URW++. This includes world famous designs like Futura, News Gothic, Franklin Gothic, Neuzeit Grotesk,…


The URW Transit Type Collection

Lately, we have been working hard to put together some great font collections that save you bundles of cash. When we started, we knew instantly we wanted to gather up a URW++ collection based on European transport and signage themed fonts. So today we happily present to you one amazing and exclusive font collection, The…


URW, the world's most fascinating font foundry.

We are extremely excited to announce the addition of URW++ to our font library. URW++ has been at the forefront of digital typography since the early 1970‘s. From design classics like Paul Renner’s Futura to Oswald Bruce Cooper’s Cooper, they have designed, published and digitized over 600 astonishing font families. We’re starting today by offering over 60…

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