Back in 1990, Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody decided to build a foundry where type was made for "designers by designers", a library where type designers were given a fair and friendly offer and where type magic could happen. From the very beginning, FontFont bent the rules and crossed typographic boundaries. Within several years FontFont and its Typeboard built a successful library for all purposes, that was contemporary, experimental, unorthodox, and radical.Twenty-five years later FontFont is now one of the leading font foundries with the largest library of original, contemporary typefaces. The library is home to over 2500 FontFonts including favorites such as FF Meta, FF DIN, FF Scala, FF Dax, and FF Kievit and newbies like, FF Chartwell, FF Tundra, FF Ernestine, and FF Tisa.At the heart of what FontFont do is a heady mix of intuition, passion, a sprinkling of serendipity, an eye for detail, and a dash of attitude. From the first ever random font FF Beowolf to the release of the 196 weight superfamily FF Good in 2014, FontFont place creativity at the forefront and produces the highest quality typefaces that are technically robust and that continually innovate.
The Source of the Originals
Well-known type foundries such as Mergenthaler, Linotype, D. Stempel AG, Haas'sche Schriftgießerei, Deberny & Peignot and others laid the foundations towards the Linotype Library becoming the most extensive collection of original fonts. The library contains world-famous classic fonts such as "Frutiger", "Garamond", "Helvetica", "Optima", "Palatino", "Sabon", "Syntax", "Univers" and "Zapfino", to name but a few. Linotype regards itself as a driving force for helping good font designs to success ¿ giving them the opportunity to become classics, even if they were not developed in-house. "Antique Olive" and "Eurostile" are prime examples of this policy.
The names of the most renowned type designers of the 20th and 21st century, e. g., Neville Brody, Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Hans-Eduard Meier, Gerard Unger and Prof. Hermann Zapf, represent the excellent quality of these typefaces. In addition, modern typefaces that provide a preview of tomorrow's trends offer you room for experimentation when you want to venture into new territories with unconventional designs. Like all Linotype Originals typefaces, they maintain the highest aesthetic and technical standards, backed by well over 100 years of premium typographical quality from Linotype.
The Exclusive Collection
The Platinum Collection is an exclusive series of optimized classic typefaces in the Linotype Library. In close collaboration with world-famous type designers, Linotype has produced reworked, expanded typeface families that are both technologically and aesthetically up to date. These new typeface families have fine, harmonious weights; some have new italic weights and often come complete with Small Caps and Old style figures. All Platinum Collection typeface families have fine-tuned and perfected character fitting and forms.
The Font Resource for Creative Professionals
Typefaces in the Monotype Originals collection represent of cornerstone of classic and contemporary names that are used the world over. Recent additions include eye-catching display faces such as Smart Sans, workhorse texts such as Bembo Book™, Mentor™ and Mosquito™ Formal, plus the cutting edge Neo Sans™ and Neo Tech™ families. Classic typefaces include Arial®, Gill Sans™, Perpetua™, Plantin™, Rotis™, and Times New Roman™, as well as many other industry standard designs.
Some of the most illustrious figures of 20th century typography have helped shaped this collection, including Frank Hinman Pierpont, Stanley Morison, Beatrice Warde, Eric Gill, and Robin Nicholas. Today, Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions for most of the world's written languages.
The typefaces in ITC Collection are among the best-known typefaces in the world. This Collection combines the successful original ITC collection with the Fontek collection of typefaces from Letraset, and features the work of distinguished font designers Edward Benguiat, Colin Brignall, Timothy Donaldson and Phill Grimshaw. The fact that the fonts meet the highest aesthetic standards gives this Collection worldwide appeal.
Everything you need is here, from classical designs such as ITC Avant Garde, ITC Bodoni, ITC Franklin Gothic and ITC Garamond and modern fonts such as ITC Malstock, to retro styles such as ITC Mona Lisa.
Established in 1981, Bitstream is one of the first independent digital font foundries. The current Bitstream Typeface Library has been a mainstay of the graphic design community for over twenty years.
Ascender is a leading provider of advanced font products specializing in type design, font development and licensing. Ascender's founders are font industry experts and have been involved in developing some of the most important and influential fonts used in computers, phones and many other hardware & software products.
Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises and hardware & software developers.
With a passion for type and typographic problem solving, Ascender has extensive knowledge of software engineering, Unicode and world language support.
The Assorted Collection section shows the typefaces of other well-known font foundries like
- Adobe Systems Inc
with well-structured families like "Minion", "Myriad" and "Kepler",
with typefaces like "Ad Hoc", "Norma" and "Rustika",
Bauer Types SA
with well-known typeface families like "Bauer Bodoni", "Folio" and "Futura",
just to name a few. All these complete the portfolio of the Linotype Library with the variety of world-wide type developement.
Piotr Wozniak formed 066.FONT from a small studio in Poland in 1997. The foundry now offers a wide selection of alternative fonts.
2D Typo is the part of 2D Studio that concentrates on font design.
Based out of Montreal, 2Rebels features the work of designers Denis Dulude and Fabrizio Gilardino.
AAI (Alexcove Art, Inc.) was developed in the spring of 2009 through a font that was used for the children's book: If You Don't Like My Book: Go Out and Write One! by Alex Cove. The font Alexcove is the only font AAI sells at this time. The font is named after the main character Alex Cove. AAI has decided to make the Alexcove font available for purchase - largely due to its unique characteristics. Additionally, by making this font available, AAI hopes to promote the book: If You Don't Like My Book: Go Out and Write One!
International TypeFounders introduces a new collection of original typefaces from ABC Types.
Aboutype, Inc. was founded by Joffre LeFevre, Principal Designer, in 1991. Aboutype charter. Design and develop typographic font software for the communication and entertainment industries.
One of the largest type distributors, Adobe has greatly influenced the evolution of digital type. Adobe's key contributions include the PostScript, Multiple Master and OpenType formats and a large collection of fonts considered by many designers to be graphic standards.
Adriprints Press was founded in 2008 by illustrator and designer Adri H. Trained as a designer and printmaker, hand-lettering and typography has often been part of her work. Her work in typography features handwriting, symbol, and casual everyday fonts.
Based out of Glendale, CA, Aerotype's catalog includes a variety of creative display designs.
Alan Meeks has been working in Design and Typography for over thirty years. In that time apart from designing Corporate Identity typefaces for some of the worlds leading companies he has designed typefaces for Letraset, ITC and other leading type manufacturers.
AlanMeeks.com was set up last year to promote a new range of faces which he has been working on over a ten year period. The faces are designed more for text rather than the headline faces he has done in the past.
Albatross is an independent type design studio started by Jay Hilgert in 2008. Jay specializes in various hand drawn display styles.
Alpha Omega's offering includes a selection of pixel fonts, well-suited for vector and bitmap applications.
For most of his career Michael Doret has been well known as a letterforms artist and designer whose work has overlapped the areas of lettering, illustration and graphic design. Although the work always involved lettering, it was a very different discipline from the world of font design. Recently he expanded his letterforms work into that area under the name “Alphabet Soup Type Founders”. Having been a letterforms artist for many years, he believes that he brings a very different perspective to the art of font design from most other foundries. He’s now bringing these years of experience of creating art with letterforms to bear on his font design efforts, so that with each new font released he’s pushing the envelope and coming up with something new, or a novel twist on the familiar.
The Altemus Collection is not culled from other typographic sources and the designs are not merely auto-traced. We have worked for over ten years drawing and compiling the entire collection, becoming design scavengers who saw potential elements everywhere.
Altered Ego Fonts (AEF) from Brian Sooy are designed to solve visual and typographic problems for print, web and interactive media.
AEF features dingbat, condensed and narrow-width fonts, and original text and display faces. AEF offers the unique and ongoing Eclectic series, a series of useful and whimsical dingbat fonts, including Eclectic Web, the essential toolkit collection of icons for web site development.
Exquisitely spaced and kerned, AEF fonts are created by a designer for designers and discriminating typographers.
Ampersand Digital offers a selection of delightful dingbat fonts.
Andrew Foster works full-time as a graphic designer and illustrator in Bedfordshire and has studied at both Bath and Bedford College, England. He has been creative since he was little and continues to be creative now that he is not so little. Andrew has a great interest in lettering and creates his fonts in his free time.