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Everybody gets the newest, awesomest fonts before me. What foundries should I be lurking to get the next next next?
August 31, 2011 3:08 PM   Subscribe

Everybody gets the newest, awesomest fonts before me. What foundries should I be lurking to get the next next next?

Simple as simple.
What are the most cutting-edge (and Im not necessarily talking about futuristic looking or fonts for web here) typ foundries making the typefaces that peopl are gonna love tomorrow?

Emigre has been dead for years, t26 got a tiny bit stale, etc.
posted by Senor Cardgage to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
 
P22 and House Industries
posted by peagood at 3:18 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow. I typo'd all over this one. No more energy drinks at lunch I guess.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 3:44 PM on August 31, 2011


Jos Buivenga (exljbris)
b+p swiss
League of Moveable Type
Subscribe to the Typedia blog for a weekly roundup of what's new.
posted by ella wren at 4:12 PM on August 31, 2011


Not a foundry, but I like MyFonts' newsletters.
posted by clearlydemon at 4:41 PM on August 31, 2011


Here is a complete list of what I would consider the premier contemporary foundries:

Commercial Type
Font Bureau
FontFont
Hoefler & Frere-Jones
House Industries
Typotheque
Lineto
OurType
Enschede
Dutch Type Library
TypeTogether
Darden Studio
ARS Type
Suitcase
Porchez Typofonderie
MVB Fonts
Typejockeys
Fountain
Mark Simonson Studio
ShinnType
Parkinson Type Design

Typedia and MyFonts are good tips for staying up to date. Also FontShop, Fonts In Use, and Typographica.
posted by Typographica at 5:45 PM on August 31, 2011 [9 favorites]


Radim Pesko
Optimo
posted by Sreiny at 8:17 PM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aww, the Dutch foundry Underware needs some love. I'm not sure when the last release was, but put their blog on your watchlist, they publicize lots of font news, even when not related to their own products.
posted by jeremias at 8:23 AM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yes, Underware. They don't put much out, but what they do put out is always good.
posted by Sreiny at 10:58 AM on September 1, 2011


dafont.com
deviant art has a font section you can check out.

Review of font services. by Smashing magazine
posted by radsqd at 8:18 AM on September 2, 2011


Jeremias is right. Underware should have been on my list. Unintentional omission.
posted by Typographica at 12:55 AM on September 4, 2011


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