Ask DN: Where do you buy your fonts, and why?

over 7 years ago from Cristian Moisei,

  • Michael YoungMichael Young, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Hello Christian, just so you know fonts dot com is owned by the same corporation who own myfonts, so the same policies will be used for the most part.

    I am the owner of YouWorkForThem, which I founded 15 years ago as one of the first creative marketplaces. We work close with our foundrys and we pay them up to 70% in royalties. I'm a designer by trade and so are the majority of our team. We are not a corporation, with no shareholder agenda. If you ever have a question about buying and or licensing we are always happy (and quick) to help.

    As Ethan from Fontspring suggested, support the foundry directly and or an independent vendor if you can. Most sites have beenbought out by corporations (Creative Market is owned by software giant Autodesk, TypeKit by another giant named Adobe). You will typically get more personal service and you will be supporting the designers and not corporate shareholders.

    8 points