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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.

Buyer’s Guide: James Todd Design EULA

JTDOriginally trained as a bespoke tailor, James Todd changed gears in 2009 and has been actively involved in graphic and type design. Occasionally working for P22 Type Foundry and Hamilton Wood Type Foundry, he has released his original fonts under the name of James Todd Design. Garvis, which is also available as a webfont, shows his attention to detail.

Here are some highlights from the EULA.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 computer at a single geographic location.
  • You can create a secured non-editable PDF for non-commercial use.
  • You may provide the use of the fonts to a third party working on your behalf only if they use the font exclusively for your work, agree to all terms of license, and retain no copies of the font when the work is completed.

Restrictions

  • You cannot modify the font software without the express permission of the foundry.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.

See James Todd Design 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 Typofonderie.

Halloween at FontShop San Francisco

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Happy Halloween from the team at FontShop San Francisco!

Although our costumes aren’t typographic in nature, we thought we’d recommend a couple of designs that match our individual styles today.

Meghan’s PUNKin outfit pairs well with anything from our Distressed or Industrial & Urban Decay FontLists.

FF Manga matches Theresa’s anime-inspired outfit perfectly.

David’s sailor costume will get you through these waterlogged fonts.

Finally, Molly feels the Spooky family best sums up her look today.

What typeface best captures your spirit today? Tell us in the comments.

Buyer’s Guide: New Fonts Page

Looking for new fonts? If you follow the FonShop blog, then you may have noticed that we mention new fonts every Tuesday. And since our team loves to create lists, we made the ultimate list of just new fonts. Bookmark the New Fonts page and keep updated on latest fonts that FontShop carries.

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Pinterested: Great Pairs!

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As announced earlier this week, FontShop’s Wedding Month starts next month! Just over a week away, you can prepare by getting acquainted with our Great Pairs pinboard. Every Wednesday, our type expert David Sudweeks pairs two typefaces available on FontShop; you can easily view and find all past pairs on Pinterest!

Buyer’s Guide: Looking for something from an old newlsetter?

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Do you remember seeing something you loved in one of our newsletters, but don’t remember what it was? If you didn’t bookmark or favorite the font or take a screenshot of something for us to identify for you, try checking our Newsletter Archive. After every newsletter is lovingly put together and sent out to those waiting for new fonts in their inboxes, we post a version online that you can share with others or go back to browse through. Our Newsletter Archive goes back almost a decade, so you can even have fun looking at the evolution of FontShop Newsletters!

FontShop Plugin Now Supports Adobe Fireworks

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Adding yet another design program to its repertoire, the FontShop Plugin is now compatible with Adobe® Fireworks®. Now you can see how different type options will look on web and mobile before you buy and without leaving your document.

The free FontShop Plugin lets you preview any of our 150,000+ fonts, in the context of your own artwork in Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® InDesign®, or Adobe® Fireworks® (CS5, CS5.5 and CS6). This is a great new way to find the perfect typographic fit for your project.

Features:

  • Supports Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Fireworks
  • Preview fonts in your document
  • Search by name, designer or foundry
  • Collect and tag favorite fonts

>> Download the FREE FontShop Plugin

And because if you’re not a Fireworks user, this may now be in your head, we’ll help you with that too:




 

Buyer’s Guide: Need A Quote?

For many of the desktop fonts available, you can license up to 1,000 users for the fonts online. If you need to license more than 1,000 users for the fonts you’re interested, contact us and we can let you know the costs for larger Multi-User Licenses.

Quotes are easily obtained once you’ve added the items you need to purchase to the cart. Desktop fonts are licensed in blocks of users; you will have to enter the number of computers that you will need to support, and the cart will automatically recalculate your subtotal if necessary. The default number of users is the cost of a basic license.

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Web licensing is based on the number of pageviews per month the website you’ll be using the fonts on generates. Pricing for webfonts are based in tiers of up to 500000 pageviews per month (pvm), 5 million pvm, or 50 million pvm. If your website is super popular and the traffic it generates is over 50 million pvm, let us know and we can provide quotes based on your needs.

Be sure to double check the End User License Agreement before licensing font. End User License Agreements, EULAs for short, are rules to follow when you want to use a font. You’ll want to keep in mind that you are not purchasing the typeface itself, but a license to use the font software. Because we have 100+ foundries that have their own EULA and you might not want to read every single one, we added a shortcut to a product’s EULA at the bottom of their page.

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If your company is growing, you can always extend your license to support additional computers by contacting us. We’ll also answer any additional questions you may have before your purchase.

 

Pinterested: Typography 101

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We have lots of typography boards on Pinterest and it’s easy to get lost in them. But one of the most important boards is our Typography 101 pinboard — it’s a place where you’ll learn about fonts and using type! Those who are new to the world of typography, those who dabble, design students and professionals should bookmark this board; we’ll be continuing to expand this board with lots of great information from David’s Using Type series to other fun facts and important tidbits from our Buyer’s Guide series on licensing and finding fonts.

Buyer’s Guide: Rendering Sample Text

If you’ve ever wanted to see just a few letters together in a font or how a short phrase looks in a certain typeface, you can use our Custom Sample Toolbar.

buyersguide-sampletext1 There’s a small text field in the Custom Sample Toolbar that will say “Enter sample text…” — type in your phrase or the glyphs you want to see and remember to hit Return or Enter (your sample text will not render automatically as you type). Once you’ve pressed Enter, the fonts in your search result or FontList will render:

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If you see blank spots or empty squares in place of a letter or glyph, then that means that font does not contain that specific character. This is more likely to happen if you enter sample text in a different language, but we do have many fonts that have wide language support.

If you need to compare how the text looks between certain fonts that aren’t right by each other in a list, you can Favorite the font and the font will be saved in your Favorites list with the sample text you originally previewed it in.

You can also use the Custom Sample Toolbar to preview OpenType features of a font!

And don’t forget: for the majority of fonts that we do have available on FontShop, we have a plug-in that allows people to play around and test fonts within Adobe Creative Suite CS5 or higher (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign only) before buying — this is completely free and easy to download and use.

Best Type of 2012: Behind the Scenes

bestof-headerWe hope you enjoyed the typographic treat in your inbox this morning to kick off the second day of your new year. The FontShop team loves putting together this Best Type issue of our newsletter each year and 2012 was no exception. It’s always agonizing making the final list because we love so many of the fonts that make their way across our desk(tops) every 12 months. We try to showcase a variety of 2012 additions from our catalog, from runaway hits like FontFont’s FF Chartwell to brand spanking new releases like Monokrom’s Telefon.

Planning for the issue begins about two months before we unleash it on the world. We bring together our Sales & Support Team, our Marketing Team, and of course our Design Team and Type Experts to bring their favorites and review the 2012 typefaces. As we brainstormed categories this year, we began joking about how it felt like putting together a yearbook. We ran with this and love the retro yearbook style our designers brought to the final product.

Huge props always go to our amazing type experts, David Sudweeks and Yves Peters for creatively writing the issue based on our theme and categories. Who didn’t laugh at the line about Filmotype Kitten washing her hair?

We truly hope you have as much fun reading this issue as we did making it. How excited are you for a whole NEW YEAR of fonts though? What releases are you most looking forward to this year?

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Pinterested: New pins this week

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This week, we have a bunch of colorful new pins that will pick up your holiday spirit! You’ll find lots of vivid type samples in our New & Noteworthy board from our latest FontFont release. Check out new fonts like FF Videtur and updated fonts like FF Netto or FF Quadraat Sans.

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If you’re pinning your wishlist for this holiday season, be sure to pin the typefaces you love so that others know what fonts to buy for you! You can also pin how to buy fonts for others so your loved ones can license you correctly for all the new fonts you want.

Stay tuned next week for a special new board you’ll be Shire to like!

Pinterested: New pins this week

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If you were in too much of a food coma over the Thanksgiving weekend and missed some of the typographic food FontShop posted for you, don’t worry — we’ve pinned it.

In our New & Noteworthy board, you can catch up to recent events and our newest fonts from the past week or so. You’ll find that registration for TYPO SF is up and running and that we have some swashtastic new fonts like Fan Script OT from Sudtipos.

We also continue to post more holiday fonts in our Festive Fonts board to help you get started on any holiday greetings you’re designing to send out to friends and family.

Buyer’s Guide: What is the FontShop Plugin?

The FontShop Plugin lets you preview 150,000+ fonts in popular Adobe® Creative Suite® programs for free!

 

We know you’ll fall in love with it.

So download the free FontShop Plugin today and start tagging fonts to create preview layers!

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