WebINK Foundry Profile: Laura Worthington

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Welcome to our second in a series highlighting some of the professional type foundries represented in the WebINK library. We’ll peel back the curtain to reveal their process, tools, challenges, inspiration and even some predictions. Through these interviews, we hope to provide a strong sense of foundry mission, innovation, culture, and maybe, depending on the subject, a little bit about their hopes, dreams and what makes them happiest, aside from typography.

WebINK Foundry Profile: Laura Worthington

Our second subject is Laura Worthington. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Laura crafts original, lovingly handmade letters which form the base of her typeface designs, primarily for use in titling and display.

You’ve got the idea, on to the interview!

WebINK Foundry Profile: Laura Worthington

Type Designer, Laura Worthington

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Type Classification, Part 3

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In Part 1 of our series on Type Classification, we discussed what it is, why it’s important, and which system WebINK is based on. Part 2 looked at how WebINK’s system came to be, along with an overview of the first three classification categories.

Type Classification, Part 3

Part 3 looks at our last six categories: Old Style, Transitional, Modern, Clarendon, Slab Serif, and Grotesque Sans.

Type Classification, Part 3 Old Style

Old Style (Bembo)

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WebINK Foundry Profile: Sorkin Type

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Welcome to our first in a series highlighting some of the professional type foundries represented in the WebINK library. We’ll peel back the curtain to reveal their process, tools, challenges, inspiration and even some predictions. Through these interviews, we hope to provide a strong sense of foundry mission, innovation, culture, and maybe, depending on the subject, a little bit about their hopes, dreams and what makes them happiest, aside from typography.

WebINK Foundry Profile: Sorkin Type

Our first subject is Sorkin Type, a studio founded by Eben Sorkin in 2011. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the studio creates custom typography driven by purpose for a range of clients from global companies like Google and Facebook to startups and small businesses. Mr. Sorkin serves on the board of ATypl and is a tester of the new Autohinter, True Type Autohint (TTFA).

We’re honored and grateful to have him answer a few questions to inspire and inform our readers. On that note…

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Alverata: new TypeTogether web fonts by Gerard Unger

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Striking new type in WebINK’s web font library—introducing Alverata

Alverata is a striking new typeface, designed by Gerard Unger and issued by TypeTogether. Its forms are inspired by medieval Romanesque capitals, but the execution blends elements of more modern art and design movements as well. Issued in a range of weights, along with “informal” and “irregular” alternate fonts, Alverata provides a varied palette for use in headings and other larger sizes.

Alverata: new TypeTogether web fonts by Gerard Unger—Alverata type specimen

Alverata by Gerard Unger for TypeTogether

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WebINK Customer Profile: Marz & Chew

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Welcome to our fourth in a series highlighting some of the professional creative teams who use WebINK web fonts. We’ll peel back the curtain to reveal their process, tools, challenges, inspiration and even some predictions. Through these interviews, we hope to provide a strong sense of agency mission, innovation, culture, and maybe, depending on the subject, a little bit about what makes them happiest, aside from typography.

WebINK Customer Profile: Marz & Chew

Our fourth subject is Marz & Chew, a graphic design studio founded in 2008 by Jérémie Baboukhian and Michèle Wang. Consisting of expert information architects and designers, the studio specializes in the creation of multimedia solutions.

Nestled in the colorful Belleville neighborhood of Paris, Jérémie graciously shared with us what the team is up to. Here’s what he had to say.

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