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So, I've been designing typefaces for about 4 years now but soon I'm finally going to put some of my designs up for sale. I don't have the time to set up a proper foundry right now and may not wish to do so, but if I am to sell through MyFonts I would like to brand myself. Considering my last name is Silvertant I've decided on the name Silvertype. I would just like to know what you think of the logotype I designed for it.

Schelter und Giesecke Grotesks

In the course of the XIX th century, there were two countries that launched the new production of sans serif typefaces: England and Germany. The most famous German foundry was Liepzig-based Schelter und Giesecke which gave grotesk typefaces from 1825. Other German foundries like Berthod and Stempel will produce grotesks but at the end of the century.

The only references of S&G grotesks belonged to the last quarter of the XIX th century: Schelter Grotesk, Schlanke Grotesk, Breite Grotesk.
Designer Nick Curtis attempted to reproduce the style of these typefaces.

1. Is there any leads to pinpoint the very first German grotesks from 1825?


Tiponautas is an independent type foundry run by Luis Alonso (Spain) and Ricardo Santos (Portugal) founded in 2011.

Its members collaborate to carry out different typographic projects. Tiponautas designs their own typefaces in the broadest and most specific sense, ranging from custom-designed characters, or lettering, to custom type design, as well as its proper use in different graphic design fields, such as editorial design, corporate identity or web design.

URL: www.tiponautas.com

New release – Nervatica


Language is a must,
please clean your book’s dust.

If you move like a snail,
you'll never end up on Yale.

Teach your mind to rewind,
never leave knowledge behind,
what should be defined,
is what you'll get as assigned.

More info at: http://www.tourdefonts.com/font-catalog/nervatica/

Available (or it will be soon) at:


New release – Kamenica


“Kamenica” - named after a beautiful small mountain river in Serbia - is a font family containing 3 weights: Light, Regular and Bold.

The Kamenica river is only a few meters wide. Mostly shallow and cold, clear and green, it was the direct inspiration source for the creation of this condensed typeface. As our other typefaces, “Kamenica” also combines traditional shapes with modern forms, tall x-height and a collection of more than 300 glyphs.

Comparing the river with the font, we could say that letters are the fishes that lives in the Kamenica river and that the font weights are the seasons in which this river shows most of its own character.

Find out more at: http://www.tourdefonts.com/font-catalog/kamenica/

Brisko Sans


Introducing sans serif family called Brisko Sans.

Contains Thin, Light, Regular, Bold, Black and matching Italics for all.

Bold and Bold Italics are available for free and could be downloaded from our website:

P.S. – Godfather of the typeface is Florian Hardwig who was kind enough to come up with really nice name!

Available (or it will be soon) from:


Foundries that allow font upgrades

About a year ago I changed from Windows to OSX. I had purchased several postcript and truetype fonts for Windows and needed up upgrade these to opentype versions. Fortunately, most of my purchased fonts were standard or pro opentype fonts.

I discovered some companies allow font upgrades and others do not. Adobe and Monotype do not (at least beyond 30 days, per their tech support). However Storm, Teff, HF&J and others do. I would prefer to purchase future typefaces from foundries that allow upgrades (for a price) rather than require complete repurchase of fonts. Does anyone have a list of foundries which do not forget about you after 30 days?

Is Euclid inspired by Dessau?

Having a conversation on twitter.

This morning I was having a conversation with the foundry Swiss Typefaces (@swisstypefaces). They are in the process of designing a typeface called Euclid.

I responded asking them if it was inspired by the Dessau series of typefaces.

They responded “no.”

I was particularly interested in the similarities between the [&] and [a] in Dessau Pro Zukunft.

I’ll let you decide:

New release – Vezus


Introducing our latest font family called "Vezus".
Includes Light, Regular, Bold and Black weights.

You can get Light weight for free from one of those links:

Find out more on:

Available from (during the week in most of the shops):




Hello there!

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new type foundry TypeGroup. Our first two releases are the ever-so-friendly sans-serif family Orga and the chunky black slab Kettle.

As well as designing and developing typefaces for sale, we’re seeking opportunities for collaboration on type-based projects.

We love to talk about type so don’t be shy! Get in touch at hello@typegroup.ie

Follow us on Twitter @typgrp

If they want to own my font I'm saying no. I will only license it.

I was wondering, if a foundry demands to buy my font I'm going to be like, "Hell no."
I want to own the copyright. But why will they want to work with me to finalize the development of the font, if they will only have the right to sell it for a few years? They must figure that I will be taking my font with me and leaving at some point if I am only licensing the font to them. Is there really a lot in it for them to put their resources and energy into helping me finish it, if they figure (and figure right most likely) that I will leave them and take it with me at some point, if I can - Jeremy Tankard style?

Handing a font over to a foundry would make me feel nervous

If a foundry asks you to send them the font (the actual .otf file) before you have signed a contract with them, how can you be sure that they won't just outright steal it from you and claim they did it? You did all of (or at least most) the work for them already, after all. What if they ask for the FontLab file? I'm kind of leery about handing that over to someone, even if they are supposed to be reputable, before they've signed anything.

It doesn't have to be a contract, but is there some kind of document that I can ask them to sign first, that will protect me?

Celebrating 3 years of our small digital foundry


Dear Typophiles,

On 7th May, we'll make small internal celebration for our 3rd birthday since we published our first font family under our label – Tour de Force Font Foundry.

We would like you to suggest one our font family that you'd like to see with discount 50% off!

The list of font families can be found here:

Place your vote on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/tourdefonts) until 4th May, we'll count them all and choose the one most voted and make it available for the 7th May only.

We'd like to thank all nice people we met (mostly online), experiences they shared, things we learned and all our old and new customers.

Thanks all.

- Dusan

GLC foundry

Wiki Categories: 

GLC Foundry” is a French little foundry starting from 2008.
Its purpose is to set up historic fonts inspired from dated, real and definite documents, or inspired by incomplete ones or by accurate style.
Fonts are complemented to allow a contemporary use, with accented characters and those mainly inexistent in early fonts. We make an effort to add abbreviations, ligatures, contracted letters and so on, peculiar to each concerned period. Punctuation signs are always reproduced in their original faces. We have a strong attachment to always keep the existent poetic imperfections of the models.


Emboss Fonts creates highly personalized fonts for the Mac & PC, Stephen Boss (owner) has been designing fonts since the Mid Nineties. In addition to designing fonts for distribution, he consults on custom corporate projects. The foundry currently has several new designs in queue.