5 comments

  • Michael MckeeverMichael Mckeever, 1 year ago

    It's a nice site and idea, but I don't think a table does a good job of showcasing the foundries. I think there needs to be more context.

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    • Mark JohnsonMark Johnson, 1 year ago

      Hey Michael!

      Thanks for sharing your feedback.

      For some context, this started as a Dropbox paper doc shared with a friend, but we wanted it to be more sharable and useful than that. It's main intent is to be a neutral reference anyone can use, rather than a full on visualized alternative to let's say Monotype, myfonts, fontshop, or some other more visual representation of the foundries listed.

      1 point
      • Thomas Drach, 1 year ago

        +1 to what Mark said. We wanted the foundries themselves to be able to display type how they wanted, not how we interpreted it. We hope this turns into a fully-fledged resource in the future, stay tuned!

        1 point
      • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 1 year ago

        OK, but it seems to me like showing some screenshots of the fonts, or at least a list of their main typefaces, would be the minimum to make such a list useful?

        2 points
        • Mark JohnsonMark Johnson, 1 year ago

          It for sure could be more useful by adding more features, but that's more work that can happen over time. I've found the Dropbox doc alone a useful thing, but not easy as to share an add collaborators. This is an iteration on that.

          I think including screenshots of type would be a bit of a cacophony of shapes, sizes, and colors. Though, I'd love an easy way to see what's available or maybe be able to try to pair type from multiple foundries and just see how that looks, but that's a lot of licensing navigation, design, and dev work in order to be extremely good. There's lots we could do to make this more useful than it is. But this is V1.

          All in due time.

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