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Typefaces

Serif, sans serif, slab serif, grotesque, neo-grotesque, humanist, monospaced, blackletter, old style, transitional, modern, geometric... Many are beautiful, some are purely functional and others are awful! They give your copy a tone of voice and they have a large influence over the theme of your design.

Typefaces are made and distributed by Type Foundries, but there are also online shops where are can buy licences as well, here is a list of some corkers:

Emigre

Emigre

www.emigre.com

Mrs Eaves, catalogues, book, essays... Did I mention Mrs Eaves? I'd get this typeface if I were you. Also look into why it's called Mrs Eaves; as it's a great and respectful tip of the cap to one of the true masters.

Emigre
exljbris

Exljbris

www.exljbris.com

Well crafted fonts by Jos Buivenga. Some are even offered for free! But the highlight for me is Calluna, this typeface comes loaded with some lovely ligatures and also has a sans alternative. Geotica is also worth a mention as it looks like it would be fun to use.

exljbris
FontShop

FontShop

www.fontshop.com

Founded by Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody in 1989, FontShop is the original independent retailer of digital type. They offer more than 100,000 fonts from dozens of expert-selected foundries, including their house brand: FontFont. Sign-up to their newletter, it gives great insight to their product range.

FontShop
Fontsmith

Fontsmith

www.fontsmith.com

Have you ever watched telly? I'm pretty sure you have. If you have then you have seen this companies work. They have designed typefaces for the BBC, Channel 4, Film 4, ITV, the list goes on... They also design and sell typefaces, check out FS Conrad, FS Lola and FS Sophie.

Fontsmith
House Industries

House Industries

www.houseind.com

Amongst many other typefaces, they have created Chalet. I love Chalet; I particularly like the fact that the weights are described by City names and dates, rather than the standard, Roman, Bold, Heavy etc... They also have a rather nice shop where other items other than typefaces can be bought, go have a look!

House Industries
Hoefler & Frere-Jones

Hoefler & Frere-Jones

www.typography.com

The Purveyor of Fine Goods. You'll look upon their typefaces and think that they have existed forever. Masters of their craft, I urge you to visit their site and look around; the site gives you a great deal of info on their typefaces and how to use them. Plus their site is gorgeous, easy to use and lovely to behold.

Hoefler & Frere-Jones
Linotype

Linotype

www.linotype.com

Linotype has a 120 year old heritage. They are Typeface Heavyweights, the owners of an unbelievable library of typefaces and history. I was once sent their Typeface Catalogue (2006), just before the Monotype take-over, I still have it, it's massive! A great resource to find some lovely typefaces.

Linotype
dalton maag

Dalton Maag

www.daltonmaag.com

They made Co Headline, which you would instantly recognise as the new Barclaycard identity. The interactive tool on their home page is a great way to try out their products; their 'Test Drive Fonts' section goes even further. Foco Light - Beautiful.

Dalton Maag
Veer

Veer

www.veer.com/products/type/

A nice fun online shop, with lots going on. You can get your hands on quite a lot of expressive type here, as well as royalty free images, cushions, clothing, illustration... the list goes on. Worth a look round and sign-up to the newsletter, you'll get some great insight to their products.

Veer
Neubauladen

Neubauladen

www.neubauladen.com

Their website gives me a headache. But some of the things they make, well they make my legs weak. So don't view this site, unless you can fall onto something soft and have some paracetamol handy.

Neubauladen
Typetrust

Typetrust

www.typetrust.com

An independent agency which represents a number of very talented type designers. Their collection is varied and interesting. Well worth a visit and purchase, help support the type designers doing it for themselves!

Typetrust
Typotheque

Typotheque

www.typotheque.com

Klimax Plus's ampersand is absolutely brilliant! Worth buying the whole typeface on the strength of this ligature alone! Some great books and T-Shirts are available in their online shop. They are also a design studio, with some enviable projects in their portfolio.

Typotheque
The Foundry

The Foundry

www.foundrytypes.co.uk

Started by David Quay and Freda Sack in 1990. They are the producers and distributors of the renowned Foundry typeface range. The Foundry has developed typefaces for Yellow pages, corporate fonts for BG plc (British Gas) NatWest Bank and signage typefaces for both RailTrack and the Lisbon Metro system in Portugal.

The Foundry
Gestalten

Gestalten

www.gestalten.com/fonts/

Book shop, design studio, community, type foundry... Is their anything that Gestalten isn't? Their type collection is presented very nicely, with some great 'real-world' examples. Ogaki's lowercase g is a thing of beauty.

Gestalten
Adobe

Adobe

www.adobe.com/uk/type/

Font Folio 11 is a collection of more than 2,300 fonts and it's the dog’s preverbals. It's not cheap, but it is great value for money if you bought them all separately. Get the box if you buy it, as the book that comes with it is a great resource.

Adobe
Berthold

Berthold

www.bertholdtypes.com

The creators of Akzidenz-Grotesk.
Plus Cosmos, I know it hasn't the heritage and history of Akzidenz-Grotesk, but I have a special place in my heart for Cosmos as it was the first typeface I worked with in a real job.

Berthold
KLIM

KLIM

www.klim.co.nz

Yeah, then I turned round and said "like whatever" and then he said he "wont bothered" and then some guy said "imagine being the co-creator of Meta Serif" and then everyone just shut up and was real quiet because it seemed to put it all in perspective.

KLIM
Village

Village

www.vllg.com

Online shop, who sell KLIM (Kris Sowersby) typefaces. They of course sell lots of other foundry's typefaces as well, but at the moment I love Sowersby's work.
Go here and drool over KILM's type specimen book, mmmmmmmmm...Karbon....

Village
Subdisc

Subdisc

www.subdisc.com

Marcus Eriksson shows us the meaning of generosity by handing out Type Zero for free. While not a complete typeface, it's still (in my humble opinion) lovely to work with and gives some interesting results. Look through some of the things that he's done with type too, as a graphic designer he is very talented.

Subdisc

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