Category Archives: Buyer’s Guide

Buyer’s Guide: Mark Simonson Studio

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Mark Simonson started out as a graphic designer and illustrator in 1976 working as an art director on a number of magazines and other publications. Simonson was head designer and art director for Minnesota Public Radio (1981-85) and an art director for its sister company, Rivertown Trading Company (1992-2000). During that time, he designed over 200 audio packages, including most of Garrison Keillor’s, along with several hundred products (t-shirts, mugs, rugs, watches, etc.) for the Wireless, Signals, and other mail order catalogs. Simonson frequently did lettering as part of design projects he worked on. This was always his favorite part, so in 2000 he began his own foundry specializing in lettering and typography. Simonson now has more than 100 fonts on the market with many more to come. Check out Proxima Nova, Refrigerator, and Mostra.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Basic desktop license supports 5 workstations.
  • You may take the font software to an external service provider such as a print bureau, as long as the font is reserved only for the licensee’s project and destroyed by the service provider once the work is complete.
  • The font software may be embedded in documents, such as Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), or Flash movies (SWF).

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with third parties.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a website or application without an additional license.

See Mark Simonson Studio EULA

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

EULA highlights will be posted every Monday.

Buyer’s Guide: Monokrom

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Monokrom Type Foundry is an independent Norwegian type foundry established in 2012 by the type designers Frode Bo Helland and Sindre Bremnes, designing and marketing original type designs with a Nordic touch. Rooted firmly in the respect for typographic handicraft traditions, the foundry aims to build upon this foundation for a new era, developing and challenging established norms in order to create something new and lasting for today’s and tomorrow’s technology. Monokrom’s main focus is text faces, mostly avoiding the flashy ornamentation in favor of maximum legibility under different circumstances. Check out Telephon, Satyr, and Mønster.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Basic desktop license supports 5 workstations.
  • You may modify the font files for your personal use.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with third parties or print services.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a website, application, or document.

See Monokrom 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 Mark Simonson Studio.

Buyer’s Guide: FONTYOU

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FONTYOU consists of Type designers, Graphic designers, Web designers, Developers, we are a new generation type foundry… We believe in the power of COLLABORATIVE CREATION. That’s why we offer today original and technical fonts, co-created by new talents, to give a fresh air to typography. Check out Marianina FY, Belleville FY, and Booster Next FY.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Basic desktop license supports 3 workstations.
  • You may take the font software to an external service provider such as a printer bureau, as long as the font is reserved only for the licensee’s own use and destroyed by the service provider once the work is complete.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with third parties.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a website, application, or document.

See FONTYOU 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 Monokrom.

Buyer’s Guide: Bitstream

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Since 1981, Bitstream has been a leader in the development of font technology, digital fonts, and custom typeface designs. Bitstream typefaces are finely crafted professional-quality fonts, the type of choice for thousands of customers around the world. Bitstream delivers high-quality font solutions for developers, ad agencies, graphic designers, desktop publishers, corporations, small businesses, and home office users. Bitstream’s world-renowned library includes over 1,000 high-quality fonts in OpenType, TrueType, and PostScript Type 1 formats for Windows, the Macintosh, Unix, and Linux. Check out BT Futura, Square 721, and Charter.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Basic desktop license supports 5 workstations.
  • You may embed the fonts into a read-only PDF that is not a commercial product.
  • You may embed a static graphic image using the fonts in a commercial product.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with third parties.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a website, application, or document which would allow a third party to extract the font.

See Bitstream 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 FONTYOU.

Buyer’s Guide: Underware

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Underware is a (typo)graphic design studio which specializes in designing and producing typefaces. These are published for retail sale or are custom designed. The company was founded in 1999 by Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs and Sami Kortemäki. Underware is based in Den Haag, Helsinki and Amsterdam. Check out Auto, Dolly and Bello.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Basic desktop license supports 1 workstation.
  • You may embed the fonts into a read-only PDF.
  • You may use fonts in a logo without any additional charge if the annual gross revenue of that company is less than € 3.000.000

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with third parties.
  • You cannot embed the font software into a website or application.

See Undeware 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 Bitstream.

Buyer’s Guide: TypeTrust

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TypeTrust is a font distribution partnership founded in 2005 by Silas Dilworth and Neil Summerour with the goal of fostering a direct and sustainable channel between the dedicated type designer and the devoted type enthusiast. Through cooperative self-representation, they strive to share and preserve their philosophies and craft for the long term benefit of those they serve and represent. Check out Breuer Text, Black Monday, and Reservation.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 workstations.
  • You may embed the fonts into a read-only PDF.

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 may not use the fonts for commercial products intended for sale – digital or physical. Packaging and other materials related to a product are not considered the product itself.

See TypeTrust 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 Underware.

Buyer’s Guide: MVB Fonts and Sweet

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MvB Fonts was started by type designer Mark van Bronkhorst in 1991. In between handling custom type projects for clients ranging from individuals to large corporations, this small foundry continues to develop and expand its range of font offerings. MvB’s Sweet Collection consists of engraved lettering styles from the 20th Century. Sweet is a registered trademark of Markanna Studios Inc. Check out MVB Solitaire, MVB Calliope, Sweet Sans, and Sweet Gothic.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 1 CPU and a single printer.
  • You may embed the fonts into a read-only PDF.

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 MvB Fonts EULA

See Sweet 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 TypeTrust.

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: Elsner+Flake

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Veronika Elsner and Günther Flake founded their company EF Designstudios in 1985, after ten years of freelance experience in the area of type design, typography, and digitizing of fonts and logos. Elsner+Flake typefaces are designed to meet the demanding requirements of the design community. Check out TV Nord, Ballantines Script, and Bank Sans.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 users at a single geographical location.
  • You may embed the font in a read-only document that does not allow unlicensed parties to edit the document or create a new document using the font.

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 may not modify or rename the font software.

See Elsner+Flake 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 Latinotype.

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.

Buyer’s Guide: FontShop Help Desk

At FontShop we do our best to make sure all of your font purchases go smoothly. However, if something does go wrong, we’re here to help!

Clicking on the help button at the top right corner of our website will take you to the FontShop Help Desk.

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Here you can browse our collection of FAQ articles and help topics, or submit a new support request.

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 3.35.31 PMMissing a font download? Need a copy of your invoice? Our support team can quickly resolve these issues. You only need to provide us with the email address you placed your order with.

If you’re on the go and can’t access our help desk, you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Buyer’s Guide: Suomi Type Foundry

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Suomi Type Foundry is a company dedicated to creating high quality typefaces. The company was founded by Tomi Haaparanta, who has been designing typefaces since 1990. Tomi Haaparantas fonts are already distributed by Linotype, Monotype, ITC, T-26 and Psy/Ops, and in January 2004 he decided to set up his own font foundry.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs at 1 location.
  • You may use the licensed fonts to create images on any surfaces where the image is a fixed size.

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 modify the font software.

See Suomi Type Foundry 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 Indian Type Foundry.

Buyer’s Guide: CastleType

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CastleType, an independent digital type foundry, has been supplying designers with quality fonts since 1990. CastleType has a very diverse collection, including many art deco revivals, classic type styles inspired by ancient sources, non-alphabetic decorative fonts, as well as many CastleType Originals. Check out Standard, Carisma, and Goudy Trajan at FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up 5 CPUs at 1 location.
  • You may use the licensed fonts to create images on any surfaces where the image is a fixed size.
  • You may use the licensed fonts to create EPS files or other scalable drawings provided that such files are only used by the household or company licensing the font.
  • You may 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.
  • You cannot modify the font software.

See CastleType 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 Suomi Type Foundry.

 

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: Promotional Discounts with No Promo Code

If you subscribe to the FontShop newsletter, you already know that each edition highlights promotional discounts offered by our foundries to bring you the best deal on a new font or help you complete your collection.

Here’s part of the promotions section from our latest newsletter:

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Did you know that you do not need a promo code to receive your discount? The price listed on the website is in fact the promo price. To make things even easier for our customers when it comes time to make a purchase, discounted products at FontShop now display the regular price as well as the discounted price.

Check out HWT Artz as it appears on its family page:

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Now, not only will you know for certain that the font you select is the advertised discounted font, but you’ll also be sure you’re getting a great deal!

 

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

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