Energise your designs with 3D fonts that leap from the page.
3D fonts are an eye-catching element inside your typographic toolbox. They can be used consistently across both web and print, and, implemented cleverly, will energise your designs, creating stunning work that’s fit for your design portfolio.
On-trend for 200 years
The first 3D fonts – or ‘shaded’ typefaces – date from around 1815 in London, and were borne from intense competition between British type foundries. The first is believed to be Thorne Shaded, a tough looking fat face with sharp serifs, by Robert Thorne of the Fann Street Foundry. Since then, 3D type has evolved substantially, withstanding 200 years of changing fashions.
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by Jonathan Hoefler
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Ett projekt i vardande. Intressant projekt som låter dig hålla i en typsnitts-server för att distribuera typsnitt till prenumeranter.
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“A font publisher who operates their own online shop (could be a self-publishing foundry or a reseller of several foundries) wants to make all of their end user’s purchases available for the end users to easily download and install.”
“Type shops that engage in corporate branding exercises often find themselves in the situation that they have to send out regular updates of their fonts to work groups within their client’s branding companies, whose designers are already working on designs with fonts that are still being developed.”
“A scenario for a free font website would be to offer one subscription for each typeface that they are offering.”
This collection aims at giving visibility to libre fonts drawn by womxn designers, who are often underrepresented in the traditionally conservative field of typography.
These fonts are shared under Free, Libre and Open Source licenses, which allow anyone to use them, modify their design, contribute more glyphs or styles to their non-nuclear families, build upon them and redistribute them further.
They are generously given for free, feeding an ecosystem of sharing and collaborations.
To support the designers, you can plan in the design budget of your project some money to donate to the designer directly, commission them with custom font designs, invite them to give a lecture and spread the word about their great designs!