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Types of their time – A short history of the geometric sans

Five questions for Gayaneh Bagdasaryan

July 18, 2017 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

One of the most successful Russian foundries is Brownfox. We met with one of its founders, Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and used the opportunity to find out more about the face behind the typefaces.

Foundry Focus | TypeTogether

June 07, 2017 by Fontshop Team

TypeTogether is cultivating a formidable library of fonts, from its founders Veronika and José, greats like Gerard Unger, and — we’re pleased to say — many young voices new to the type community. Take a look at two of their most recent releases. An able sans for wayfinding that fits quite a few briefs, and a pleasant text face for UI work and long reads on-screen.

The Japanese Foundry Scene

March 15, 2017 by Guest Author: Toshiya Izumo (

This piece focuses on the Japanese font foundry scene. It is a scene in constant change, a result of bankruptcies by individual companies, mergers, start-ups and constantly shifting licensing models. In what follows, I intend to provide an overview of the most important foundries today.

Foundry Focus: CastleType

October 07, 2015 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

An invitation from Addmagazine to write an article about Lyon and the FF Real™ typeface (for their upcoming issue 14) led me to revisit the world of typeface revivals and interpretations of older models. One foundry with a respectable track record breathing new life into classic typefaces is CastleType. Besides his own original designs, for the past quarter century Jason Castle has been interpreting designs like F.W. Goudy’s classic Roman capitals Goudy Trajan; Standard, the warmer and friendlier sibling of the Akzidenz-Grotesk® typeface; Zamenhof with its many inline and outline treatments; Shàngó, inspired by the initials from Professor F.H. Ernst Schneidler’s classic design; and many more. Castle recently released Cradley, based on the work of William Caslon.

Introducing FontFont Release 70

July 29, 2015 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, but the FontFont Type Department does not really take the time to move their dancing feet. They have been toiling away in the summer heat, turning the drawings of the talented FontFont designers into finely crafted fonts, and proudly present FF70, the second FontFont Release this year. FF DIN® announces new thin weights and Greek support for every single; and Jens Kutílek introduces FF Hertz™, a personable, sturdy text typeface with weight duplexing – changing the weight does not make the text reflow. Finally, more than three decades after having acted as a design consultant for Neue Helvetica, Erik Spiekermann tackles the grotesque model himself with FF Real™, available in Text and Headline variants.