Fontwerk font foundry

Fontwerk is a digital font foundry and provider of type services. They represent the typographic work of top designers from around the world and counting. In Fontwerk believe that convincing communication is only possible with the most aesthetically pleasing and most technically sound fonts. Their vision is to provide easy access to such fonts through free trial versions, a simple licensing model and one of the fastest ordering processes around.

Ivo Gabrowitsch, founder and managing director during his years as Marketing Director at FontShop and Senior Director of Marketing at Monotype, learned about agencies, designers, and brands’ needs for modern typefaces and innovative font engineering and type design services. The engineering parts includes font mastering, production, colour fonts and variable fonts, the design part includes custom typeface design, including language extensions, but also logo design services and calligraphy workshops. In general, there’s a lot of FontShop DNA included in their label.

Most of Fontwerk’s typefaces have very interesting background stories (e.g. Supermarker’s use of intelligent tricks (its name is a combination of supermarket and marker), Romaine’s age (450 years old!), Pangea’s approach to make the world a better place or Nikolai’s origination process). Fontwerk’s nine designers are a very diverse group from all over the world. Their upcoming next release will be a new family from none other than Erik Spiekermann (together with Anja Meiners and Ralph du Carrois). For more information about Fontwerk please visit the Fontwerk website.




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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (