We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve set new partnerships these past months. The first announce relates to Typekit which, in fact, is already our partner since 2009 for Typofonderie webfonts. What’s new with them? We’ve updated all fonts already present and added many new typefaces families. The second one concerns Fontdeck, which provides a completely different way to handle web fonts licenses. Last, but not least, it’s Fontstand which offers an excellent tool for anyone interested in renting digital fonts or who is seeking to easily testing digital fonts.
In all cases, this only applies to our STD fonts range, since our PRO fonts are exclusively available through our direct distribution channel: Typofonderie.com.
All of the Typofonderie families present on Typekit in 2015 have been newly optimized. Many existing families on Typekit now include new additional styles: Le Monde Journal, Le Monde Sans, Le Monde Livre, Le Monde Livre Classic, Parisine, Parisine Plus, Parisine Office and Anisette Petite. The new typeface families are Ardoise and Mislab.
Ardoise has been developed for publications, but its straightforward forms and high x-height makes it very well suited to any layout. Even in the most condensed widths and heavy weights, the typeface maintains legibility and consistency. Its proportions are shared by the Le Monde family, designed originally by Jean François Porchez for the premier French newspaper. There are plenty of weights and styles available to create effective combinations.
Designed by Xavier Dupré, Mislab succeeds in its role as a robust display face while also maintaining delicate features. Though the uppercase letters maintain strong serifs, most of the lowercase letters — notably the a, c, e and s — are left with sans serif endings. Even the x, a perfect candidate for symmetrical slabs, is treated in a fluid way with one of the terminals ending in a curve. The typeface has an impressive number of weights and styles, well suited for display use as ultra-legible text sizes.
All the Typofonderie STD fonts are available for use on the web. If you don’t have a Typekit subscription it’s free to try out and take a look around. In addition, you may already have an Adobe Creative Cloud plan: in this case, it’s included…
In certains situations, you prefer to set up specific agreement for one typeface or style rather than a global subscription. Fontdeck will be perfect, as you pay only for the Typofonderie STD fonts you need, when you need them, in addition, you only pay for fonts when you’re ready to go live. A lot of Typofonderie STD fonts are available: Allumi, Mislab, Apolline, Parisine, etc.
Each Typofonderie STD font is priced individually, and you pay annually per website. There is one single plan at $26/year per font which provides unlimited bandwidth and a generous 1 million monthly page view allowance.
Fontstand is a completely new way of licensing desktop fonts. It works through a Mac OS X app that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop use for just a fraction of the regular price. Try right now Costa STD, Mislab STD or Parisine Office STD! After your first free hour, to rent a style, it will cost you €5.50 by month.
You can rent some of Typofonderie STD fonts for 10% of their retail price per month and use them as you would any regular font. One-click font activation for all your OS X apps. After you’ve rented a font for a total of 12 months, it will be yours to keep and use forever.