Author Archives: Theresa dela Cruz

Buyer’s Guide: Latinotype

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Established in 2007, Latinotype is a digital foundry based in Chile. Their goal is to create new typefaces remixing diverse influences related to their South American identity. The rapidly growing collection contains a variety of styles for the contemporary design industry. Check out Trend Sans, Santis, and Schwager Sans on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 1 CPU and a single printer.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Latinotype EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every Monday. Next up is MvB Fonts and Sweet.

 

Buyer’s Guide: Indian Type Foundry EULA

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Established by Satya Rajpurohit and Peter Bilak, Indian Type Foundry (ITF) creates and markets fine quality typefaces for the Indian market and globally. ITF specializes in developing retail and custom fonts for both Indian and the Latin scripts. Check out Pilcrow, ITF Devanagari, and Akhand Bengali on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 1 portable device like a laptop and 1 desktop per user.
  • You can reproduce a document at a commercial printer, or service bureau only if the document is a non-editable artwork in PDF format.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Indian Type Foundry

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Elsner+Flake.

Meet us in Washington, D.C. at TypeCon!

typeconFontShop is proud to be a sponsor of TypeCon2014. David and I (Theresa) will be attending, so feel free to say hello. Both of us are looking forward to the exceptional line-up this year, especially the Keynote Presentation by Tobias Frere-Jones. Along with the main conference there are workshops and special presentations. In fact, I gotta jet – Dana Tanamachi is giving a talk in a few minutes that I don’t want to miss. I’ll be tweeting highlights throughout the conference.

 

Buyer’s Guide: Three Island Press

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Three Island Press, a.k.a. 3IP, is best know for it’s antique penmanship fonts fashioned after the actual 18th and 19th century handwriting of actual people. Check out Douglas Pen, American Scribe, and Treefrog on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs at 1 location.
  • You can take the font software to a printer, output bureaus, design agencies, and the like, as long as the font is reserved only for the licensee’s own use.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Three Island Press EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Castle Type.

Buyer’s Guide: Process Type Foundry EULA

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Process Type Foundry specializes in the design of contemporary, original typefaces. Based in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Eric Olsen and Nicole Dotin’s create custom fonts for clients ranging from Chevrolet to Walker Art Center. In addition to their custom work, they have a released a several publicly available fonts. Check out Klavika, Elena, and Capucine on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 1 CPU.
  • You can embed the font into a non-editable digital document as long as the font software is subsetted and the document text is set to view and print only.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Process Type Foundry

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Three Island Press.

Buyer’s Guide: Education Page

Need to brush up on your typography?

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Visit FontShop’s Education page and download our PDFs created for students and designers. Even if you just need to brush up on terms or need tips, the Education page is a great resource to bookmark. It’s perfect to share within a classroom or studio.

Looking for more typographic knowledge? Check out Using Type where our Type Director, David Sudweeks, goes over best practices.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Webfont License Overview

Confused about webfont licenses? Here are our top five Buyer’s Guides to common questions about webfonts on FontShop.

1. Self-Hosted vs. Hosted
Learn the difference between the two types of webfont hosting.

2. How webfonts are licensed. 
Discover who should be licensed and how.

3. What formats are webfonts available in? 
With @font-face you can use various formats, but your license may only cover specific ones.

4. Can all webfonts sold on FontShop be linked to Typekit? 
Tips on how to recognize webfonts that can be brought into a Typekit account.

5. Can I install EOT or WOFF on my computer? 
Find out if you need a desktop license too!

As a bonus, check out out our education page where you can find tips on how to use type in print and on the web.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Gestalten EULA

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Known for groundbreaking publications in design, Gestalten specializes in developing content for aficionados of cutting-edge visual culture worldwide. With fonts that are designed partially for their own publications, the collection offers a variety of typeface for text, display, and experimental fonts. Check out T-Star, Blender, and Sensaway on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 devices.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Gestalten

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Process Type Foundry.

Buyer’s Guide: Webfont formats on FontShop

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Webfonts on FontShop are available in EOT and WOFF format for self-hosting. Not all foundries have webfonts, but products that do will have a webfont icon. SVG and TTF formats are not supplied.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Self-Hosted vs. Hosted Webfont Licensing

You have two basic options, Hosted or Self-Hosted. Below are things to know when you are choosing between these options.

Self-Hosted webfonts from FontShop

  • You are charged based on the number of pageviews per month your site has as a one-time fee.
  • You are given the EOT/WOFF files to self-host on your site.
  • You keep track of the pageviews per month your site receives.
  • You can extend your license to support more pageviews by contacting FontShop.

Hosted webfonts from service providers

  • You are charged based on the number of pageviews per month your site has as a subscription based model which can be annual/monthly depending on the provider.
  • You are given a line of code to include within your site that serves the fonts to your site.
  • The service provider keeps track of the pageviews per month your site receives.
  • If you go over your pageview limit, default fonts may be served until you increase your subscription terms.

Self-Hosted and Hosted

*FF Chartwell Web is currently not supported.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Comicraft EULA

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Founded by Richard Starkings and John Roshell in 1992, Comicraft is credited with pioneering digital lettering in the comic book industry. With studio clients that include Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon, Graphitti Designs, View Askew, Scholastic, Todd Mcfarlane Productions and NBC, and lettering and design work over the last 20 years they have won many awards including the coveted Eisner. So if you are looking for that authentic comic book look, then you’ve found your perfect foundry. Check out Flame On, Onomatopedia, and Destroyer on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs and 1 output device.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.

See Comicraft EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Gestalten.

Buyer’s Guide: Red Rooster EULA

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With a collection that started in 1990, Steve Jackamen and his team of highly-skilled type designers, typographers and software experts have produced over 700 original and exclusive typefaces. Check out Kingsley, Relish, and Glasgow on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs.
  • You can create a non-editable secured PDF for view and print only for non-commercial purposes.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a Website or Application.
  • You cannot embed the font software into an ePub document.

See Red Rooster EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Comicraft.

Buyer’s Guide: Top Five Help Topics

Here are the top five help topics that may help you when you are looking to license a font on FontShop.

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What do all these abbreviations mean?
An in-depth article on all the abbreviations that you my encounter on FontShop.

I can’t find the font in Microsoft Word on Mac OS X
Experiencing frustation over not finding your licensed font in MS Office on your Mac, well you are not alone. This guide is a solution to a common problem.

Can I install EOT or WOFF on my computer?
You cannot install EOT or WOFF and use it on desktop programs.

When and how will I get my fonts after I buy them?
A quick explanation on the download process.

FontFont OpenType Formats Explained
If you need help choosing the format for FF DIN, or other FontFonts, then this article is for you.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Find FontShop at TYPO San Francisco

Join the FontShop team at TYPO San Francisco this week, April 10-11, and take part in the Anagram Scavenger Hunt. Clues will be given via Twitter and Instagram to find the FontShopper with the missing character. Everyone participating in the game gets a prize! First person to find the missing character gets something extra, and we’ll share the glyph with all the attendees via Social Media.

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Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Attendees will get a postcard in their goodie bag, with additional clues. Once you solve the anagram, you can use it to take 30% off your next FontShop purchase the following week.

If you still haven’t bought a ticket for TYPO San Francisco, you still have time. There are only a few seats left. Buy a ticket now!

Next FontShop: A Bold Undertaking

Check it out. The next FontShop website is in beta. It’s raw. It’s unfinished. It’s in flux. But we’re launching it anyway.

Why? Because we love the new design, and we want YOU to help us shape its development. Seriously. The site at next.fontshop.com is an open invitation for you to explore, have fun and test out the simplified, playful new design.

And then we want you to let loose: tell us what you love about it, what you hate about it, and above all, tell us what you want us to add to it. As you submit ideas and requests, we’ll continue to build on the initial foundation-stone, regularly publishing new features and modules based on your feedback over the coming months.

It’s all part of an experiment in collaborative agile design, jointly conceived and fostered by FontShop and the creative minds at Edenspiekermann. Its purpose is to get you, the public, to participate in the design process, and help create the perfect place to find fonts.

In the true spirit of the project, we’re not even going to bother extolling the beauty and the simplicity of the design here. Instead, we say only: go see it for yourself. Form your own opinion. Then tell us what you think.

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