WebINK Foundry Profile: Canada Type

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Welcome to our third 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: Canada Type

Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari, co-founders of Canada Type

 

WebINK Foundry Profile: Canada Type

Located in Toronto, Canada Type is an independent font development studio founded in 2004. Among many other great organizations, their clients include Vancouver Winter Olympics, BBC and Pixar. Their type library consists of revivals of historical type designs, as well as originals. Their end user agreement (EULA) is one of the friendliest and most flexible in the industry.

They’re our third foundry profile…meet Canada Type.

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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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