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Early 20th Century Innovation And Artistry: Breul Grotesk

Based in Bangkok, Thailand, the designer behind the Typesketchbook foundry is hard at work creating fonts that are as attractive as they are functional. Chatnarong Jingsuphatada initially began his career as a type designer after dealing with a common struggle that most graphic designers have also experienced firsthand: finding the perfect font for a project….


The Prowess of DTP Types Limited

DTP Types Limited is well-known for their wide array of free, high-quality font software such as FontLoad, which is built to activate fonts on either Mac or Windows systems, and FontTableCompare which allows users to visually compare the table contents of font files. Many font designers and foundries around the world make use of their software products.In…


MartiniThai Neue Slab: A Rare, Contemporary Jewel

In global terms, if the Western font market is a Walmart Superstore, the Thai type design scene is a tiny hidden gem of a shop, quietly tucked away in the middle of a nondescript residential neighborhood. All the locals know exactly where to find it, but outsiders will rarely ever know of its existence. Deltatype,…


Meticulous Artistry Meets Limitless Flexibility With Mostardesign

Located in the picturesque South West of France, Mostardesign is an independent studio owned and operated by Olivier Gourvat. While many French foundries are located in the bustling hub of Paris, Olivier’s studio resides in a small village far from the noise of the capital, granting favor to his preferred lifestyle. With a strong focus…


Xiaomi Chooses Proxima Nova WebFont License From YouWorkForThem

Beijing-based electronics company Xiaomi is the world’s fifth-largest smartphone manufacturer, also selling mobile apps and related consumer electronics. When they sought to re-design all of their corporate websites based around a WebFont, they chose the ever-popular Proxima Nova, from designer Mark Simonson. Working quickly to meet Xiaomi’s tight project deadline, YouWorkForThem assisted their project management…


What is a WebFont

In the early days of the web, browsers were limited to a certain set of fonts. Even today, the list is short: Arial, Book Antique, Comic Sans, Courier New, Geneva, Georgia, Helvetica, Impact, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Palatino Linotype, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Times, Trebuchet and Verdana. Fortunately, the advent of WebFonts and their…


The Basicons Collection + Free update!

Last year, we released five different sets of themed illustrations called “YWFT Basicons.” These five sets of vector designs were entitled “Business,” “Cafe,” “Emoji,” “Hands” and “Web Design,” and they were very helpful in a variety of design situations (and they were very popular). Well hold onto your hat emoji, because they are now available as…


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 Art & History of the P22 Type Foundry

P22 Type Foundry is truly a gem in YouWorkForThem’s catalog of impressive foundries. P22 has won dozens of awards–once winning 11 in a single year–and maintains partnerships with over a dozen museums including The Guggenheim, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and other world-famous museums and galleries. What makes P22’s work so fascinating…

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