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Michael Young

Michael Young

Creative Director at YouWorkForThem / michaelpaulyoung.com Joined almost 3 years ago

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  • 35 upvotes
  • Posted to Mark Simonson Introduces Proxima Soft, in reply to Sacha Greif , Feb 08, 2017

    Yes, Simonson is retiring the first version (your link) which was a simple release. This new version is a complete family that works in conjunction with Proxima Nova, same amount of weights. Lots more details and insight from him in the blog post...

    0 points
  • Posted to Google Fonts, in reply to Yitong Zhang , Jun 15, 2016

    Keep going with your idea, there can never be enough ideas for browsing for fonts. This is why we continue to develop https://fontpath.com, as we can provide tens of thousands of fonts (paid options).

    0 points
  • Posted to A Geometric Font Design Reminiscent of the 1940’s, in reply to Willie Morris , May 24, 2016

    Thanks Willie!

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: what is your favorite font?, May 24, 2016

    Proxima Nova by Mark Simonson. I got hooked back in 2009, very hard to find something that works so well across multiple mediums. I am a big fan of Futura, but it's not the best all around design. So Proxima fits into that happy middle ground of being a cool geometric design, but still very functional. It's not perfect, but it's perfect for me in the time being.

    11 points
  • Posted to What Do Font Names Actually Mean?, in reply to Nate Daubert , May 03, 2016

    Yup :)

    3 points
  • Posted to Modstock: Modern stock photography for the lives we really live., Apr 02, 2016

    haha, so good.

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  • Posted to Zaha Hadid, Groundbreaking Architect, Dies at 65, Apr 01, 2016

    This sucks, she was one of my biggest inspirations.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Where do you buy your fonts, and why?, in reply to Nicholas Burroughs , Mar 31, 2016

    Thank you Nicholas for using our site!

    6 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Where do you buy your fonts, and why?, Mar 31, 2016

    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
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