Participation in MyFonts.com Doubles, Now Has 13,000 Fonts
Press release from the issuing company
CAMBRIDGE, MA — May 29, 2001 — MyFonts.com, Inc., announced today that fonts from eleven additional font foundries are now available for purchase and download at MyFonts.com. The new participants are:
* Bergsland (a.k.a., NuevoDeco Typography), featuring practical fonts by David Bergsland for the books he writes and designs about digital publishing (although several push the normal limits of type a little)
* BlueVinyl Fonts, a foundry known for fun, whimsical and vintage-inspired designs
* Burghal Design, a type foundry that blurs the line between font commerce and subversion.
* Cool Fonts, specializing in strange display typefaces that range from grunge to bizarre
* Fantasy Inspirations featuring virtual jewelry, frames, interfaces and buttons with the Web designer in mind
* Mark Simonson, type designer and lettering artist especially fond of 20th century vernacular styles
* Martin Wait, featuring Tractor, a font drawn straight onto the computer using a Wacom® Tablet
* PageStudioGraphics, developing and publishing special-purpose pictorial symbol fonts for the Macintosh® and PC, under the trademark PIXymbols
* Robyn’s Fonts, Robyn A. Harton’s foundry offering original dingbat fonts with mystical, healing, Web graphics creation and fun themes.
* Sooy Type Foundry, offering Multiple Master, text, display and dingbat fonts
* Storm Type Foundry, founded in Prague in 1993 with the aim of restoring the values of classical typography for the benefit of digital technologies
In addition, two foundries, JY&A Fonts (part of Jack Yan & Associates) and SelfBuild Type, have increased their level of participation by adding new fonts and new purchase options to their product offerings. JY&A Fonts produces elegant and restrained fonts with up to 3,300 kerning pairs each.
With this expansion, MyFonts.com now indexes over 13,000 fonts from 20 foundries large and small, further solidifying its position as the largest collection of fonts ever assembled on one Web site. This represents a significant step towards the goal of making it easy for casual users to find, try and buy fonts.
"We are delighted to welcome these eleven new participants who can expect to see strong sales to an entirely new class of customers," said Charles Ying, Chairman and CEO of MyFonts.com. "We expect that MyFonts.com users will also be delighted that these innovative font designs are now available from a single comprehensive and easy-to-use Web site."
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