Type Network is a new model for type design, development, and licensing built in response to the increasingly complex needs of type designers and type users.
Type Network is a private company, with type designers making up the majority of ownership, which ensures that our goals align with our mission—to find the best designers and to support and publish their work.
Users can connect directly with foundries while shopping for type. The flexible platform allows each foundry to maintain its unique brand by building a personalized storefront. In addition to showcasing their catalog, type designers are able to share their stories by posting news, musings, and inspirational galleries of their fonts in use.
“Type Network is the combined effort of Font Bureau, Webtype, Petr van Blokland Studio, and all of our foundry partners,” said Sam Berlow, president of the new company. “Type Network’s web developers, editors, marketing experts, and business group have together envisioned and made a font company for the 21st century.”
“We have built a site designed for type users to shop; where type designers can present not only their products, but also their stories. I’m looking forward to feedback—we will continue to improve Type Network based on everyone’s needs,” Berlow said.
The Type Network team has been working in digital type since desktop publishing first gave designers the tools to take control of their own typography. From Postscript to TrueType to OpenType and web fonts, our tradition of pushing the boundaries of type design and development is ingrained in Type Network and our alliance of foundries.