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Type Foundries


A2 Type
London based type foundry set up by design studio A2/SW/HK, they produce a unique collection of specially crafted fonts.

Adobe Fonts
An online service which provides Adobe subscribers with access, under a single licensing agreement, to its entire font library.

Blackletra

A digital type foundry run by Brazilian type designer Daniel Sabino, currently based in São Paulo.


Blaze Type
A type design and art direction agency based in Lyon, France.

Colophon Foundry
An international, award-winning type foundry in London and Los Angeles.

Commercial Type
A venture between Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz. Based in NYC and London, the company publishes retail fonts developed by Barnes and Schwartz, their staff and outside collaborators.

Dalton Maag
An independent font foundry with offices in London, UK and São Paulo, Brazil.

Darden Studio
A smaller foundry founded by Joshua Darden, based in New York.

Displaay
A small independent Type Foundry and Design Studio founded by Martin Vácha based in Prague, Czech Republic.

DJR
Typefaces designed by David Jonathan Ross.

Dunwich Type
The work of James Puckett, a one-man foundry based in Colorado.

DS Type
An independent type foundry since 1994, they have an extensive list of custom fonts for well known clients, as well as experimenting with variable fonts.

Edition Studio
High-quality fonts, crafted with care by New York based graphic design studio, Edition.

Exljbris
A one-man Dutch foundry and many of the high quality typefaces are free.

Fatype
A two person type foundry in Estonia, they produce retail and custom typefaces.

Florian Karsten
An independent type foundry publishing high quality retail and custom typefaces. All typefaces are sold exclusively through this website.

FontShop
An international manufacturer of digital typefaces, based in Berlin. It is one of the largest digital type foundries in the world.

Foster Type
The typographic work of Dave Foster, an independent designer based in Sydney, Australia.

Frere-Jones
An independent type design studio in New York City, led by Tobias Frere-Jones.

Grilli Type
An independent Swiss type foundry, producing high quality retail and custom typefaces.

HvD Fonts
A type design studio based in Berlin, they produce a lot of the most recognizable typefaces both commercially and for well known clients.

Hoefler & Co.
Based in New York since 1989 with a library of nearly 1,500 typefaces, Hoefler & Co. is one of the bigger type foundries.

Just Another Foundry
Founded in 2004 and based in Germany, JAF is Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura, who design and produce fonts for print and screen.

Kometa
A boutique design studio producing progressive retail and bespoke typefaces.

Klim
Founded by Kris Sowersby in New Zealand, he and Noe Blanco produce high quality commercial typefaces.

Letters From Sweden
Designing retail and custom typefaces for local and international clients.

Lineto
A foundry based in Switzerland since 1993, Lineto is a network connecting some 20 internationally renowned designers offering digital typefaces and font-related projects.

Lost Type Co-op
A collaborative digital foundry since 2011, it’s a pay-what-you-want foundry with a collection of over 50 different faces from contributors all over the world.

Ludwig Type
A one man foundry based in Germany producing high quality retail and custom fonts as well as custom lettering.

Mark Simonson
A studio founded by Mark Simonson in 2001, specializing in lettering and typography. 

Milieu Grotesque
An independent publisher and distributor of typefaces and related products based in Portugal.

Monotype
A company with, among other divisions, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of typefaces, as well as a suite of products for design and marketing.

My Fonts
A digital fonts distributor, based in Massachusetts, retailing over 130,000 fonts.

Nodo
Specializing in developing retail fonts and custom type services for clients and agencies.

Nonpareille
A French/Swiss studio specialising in custom fonts and typographic branding.

Nouvelle Noire
A type design and development studio with an emphasis on modern technique and technical options.

Or Type
An Icelandic type foundry, aiming to challenge the conventions found in typographic traditions and contemporary values.

P22 Type
A foundry renowned for working with museums and foundations to ensure the development of accurate historical typefaces that are fully relevant for today’s computer user.

Pangram Pangram Foundry
Trend-conscious quality, free to try fonts for designers. Each typeface, each glyph is crafted with great care and attention to details for your everyday designs.

Phase
A generative type concept. It is systematically designed with modular components, which form the base for an infinite number of shapes.

Pizza Typefaces
Typefaces designed by Adrien Midzic and Luc Borho.

Play Type
A foundry and online shop with a strong emphasis on promoting Danish type design.

Pretend Foundry
A real type foundry with fonts designed and produced by FuzzCo.

Process Type Foundry
An independent type design studio in Minnesota, specialising in the design of original typefaces for retail and custom use.

Production Type
A digital type design agency creating retail type for design professionals.

Rosetta
Addressing the needs of global typography, enabling people to read better in their native language.

Schick Toikka
An independent type foundry by Florian Schick and Lauri Toikka. Located in Berlin and Helsinki.

Swiss Typefaces
A collection by typeface design specialists.

Temporary State
Typefaces of the Temporary State is a library of fonts, created for different occasions and purposes with the ultimate goal to develop a self-sufficient set of tools for sovereign typesetting.

The Designer’s Foundry
A hand-picked international team of type designers with a library of accessible and quality typography.

Tightype
An independent type foundry, providing visually strong typefaces for people who value contemporary type design.

Typeclub
An archived, curated online platform for type designs and type sketches
by students of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf. It was founded in 2017 and active until 2019.

Type Together
An international team of professional type designers, specialising in editorial and corporate typography.

Type Trust
A type design studio and independent digital font foundry of Silas Dilworth based in Los Angeles. 

Typotheque
A type foundry, publisher and a design studio run by Johanna Biľak, Peter Biľak, and Nikola Djurek. They focus on innovation in web fonts and particularly on extended language support.

Type-Ø-Tones
A typographic design company founded in 1990 by Joan Barjau, Enric Jardí, Laura Meseguer and José Manuel Urós.

Ultra Kühl
A small studio based in Berlin, working with a multidisciplinary approach on the intersection between type design and visual interaction.

Vocal Type
A type foundry for creatives of color who feel that they don’t have a say in their industry. Diversifying design, preserving culture and history.

VJ Type
A focus on drawing strong and peculiar fonts. Not a lot of weight variants but you’ll find many glyph alternates.

You Work For Them
A collective run by designers, committed to providing the most usable, affordable, fonts and stock art in the world, while remaining easy and accessible.
︎ = Highly recommended