thinking with type


Adobe develops original typefaces as well as distributing a variety of faces.
This site is a good source of information about typefaces.
Emigre is the original underground digital type foundry. Subscribe to Emigre's famous magazine and learn about new fonts and design issues.

feliciano type foundry
Original typefaces from Portugal.
This Boston-based type foundry is produces wonderful historical revivals, often based on early twentieth century types, as well as original designs.
Founded by Erik Spiekerman, this is a great source for fonts, including those developed by FontShop (FontFonts) and fonts developed by independent foundries.
General clearinghouse for typefaces produced by many independent foundries. User-friendly; competitively priced; easy to find and identify fonts. Try the "What the Font" service.
The Hoefler Type Foundry was founded by Jonathan Hoefler, who was recently joined by Tobias Frere-Jones. (See interviews in the Archive of this web site.)
House Industries specializes in digital typefaces and illustrations
(custom and retail) that draw on the worst aspects of pop culture.

Enschede Font Foundry
Dutch type foundry, purveyor a select number of fine fonts.
Offering "fine fonts from Europe," this digital foundry was created by the Dutch typographer Fred Smeijers.
Based in Chicago and founded by Carlo Segura, T26 specializes in strange typefaces that are occasionally inspiring and often alarming.
This small web site offers fonts designed by Peter Bilak, a Czech designer working in the Netherlands.
This very cool Web site focuses on contemporary typefaces from Spain.
Independent type house in the Netherlands that creates intriguing blackletter display faces as well as subtle text faces.
This is a generic clearing house where all kinds of fonts and digital images can be purchased. Over 30,000 fonts available.




Visit this amazing portal to the world of typographic research. See cool films on type setting, letter carving, and more. Edited by the independent type designer Mark Jamra.
This experimental site presents a typeface that edits itself. Created by Amy Papaelias.

Speak Up
Check in on this blog, edited and designed by Armin Vit, and share your thoughts on design and typography. You can also buy a really nice t-shirt.
This blog is produced by William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand, Rick Poynor, and Michael Bierut, who are highly informed commentators on design, politics, and the state of the world.

AIGA Voice
The new on-line journal of the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) invites responses from readers to its articles on graphic design and contemporary culture.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the history and future of design.
Roger Parker provides a practical blog for the working designer. Good stuff!
This blog on social design issues is created by John Emerson, a Web designer. The blog includes excellent definition of "universal design," among other useful items.


Excellent source of pre-cut, professional-quality paper for graphic designers.
For best results, go to the store itself, in NYC on 18th Street between 5th and 6th Ave.
If you can't make it to the store in SoHo, go to this awesome web site for specialty papers and other supplies.
Lots of ugly pre-printed brochures and letterheads, but some decent, printer-friendly paper, too. Indispensable.
This awesome commercial site offers laser- and ink-jet-printable materials (such as printable foils, fabrics, and adhesive surfaces), ideal for making labels.
The nation's best silkscreen company, for t-shirts and other wearable merchandise. It's the company museums use!
Plastic jugs, boxes, lab supplies, and more, much more.