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Currency Changes for British and Australian Customers


We have a great bit of news for all of our British and Australian customers!

Here at we are pleased to announce that we’ve improved our currency system, making it easier to purchase and pay for FontFonts. This means that as of now our Brit and Aussie customers are able to buy our fonts in either Sterling (GBP) or OZ dollars (AUD).

Happy Shopping!


Browse and Find combined

Browse and Find combined

We are always on the lookout for ways we can improve our website and in our latest improvement we’ve combined our Browse and Find pages into one. So it is even easier to search our library and find the typeface you need.

Bringing together the best of both Browse and Find and adding a few more new features to boot, the new Fonts page allows you to search, compare and contrast our typefaces.

Here are a few highlights of the new way to find FontFonts:

You can now sort your search to view families and single products at a glance with just one click. You can also change the way you view the typefaces, so you can see what it looks like in longer text, in a list or just in the raster.Sample text paragraphsIf you’re looking for a particular language you can also search by language, just type in the language you need and and hey presto the fonts appear that support that a particular language.Sort by languageYou can also order your search by intended use, by family size, trendiness, popularity, alphabetically, newness or price.Intended useGo on, have a play!


You’re my favorite!

Whether you want to create a wish list of FontFonts, share a selection with a client or simply want to save some font-tastic favorites for viewing later; our faving function makes it exceptionally easy for you to compile and curate your own lists. 

You’re my favourite

Not only can you select single weights but you can also ‘favorite’ whole families. 

Want to find out what we’ve got on our wish lists? We asked some of our team to share theirs …

Fabian’s club promo list is great for anyone with an ear for music and an eye for design, and includes the graffiti-like FF Marker and the hardcore FF Imperial Long Spike.

Lucy’s selection consists of lovely and legible fonts – she uses the word lovely lots and is an avid reader (much to the detriment of her eyesight), so her list is all about FontFonts that are both of those things.

Ivo’s picks are perfect for logos. Spanning the whole spectrum of our library, with classics such as FF You Can Read Me to relative newbies such as FF Ernestine.

Last but not least, check out Christoph’s choices of Ampersands with attitude.

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Pictures, award winners and the delights of OpenType

In our quest to make our website as functional and easy to use as possible, we have added three brand new features.

In-use gallery

First up, is our gallery of FontFonts in-use. Now when you browse through our typefaces, you can browse a picture of each font in-use. Just click on the ‘camera’ icon on the browse page and the pictures of our type in-use examples will be displayed.

In Use Gallery

You can also view an in-use gallery of each indivdiual FontFont family. So whether you’re searching for all in-use pictures of the FF Unit family, looking for an example of what FF Meta looks like when used on the Mozilla website, trying to find out what FF Fontesque looks like on a bookcover, or if you’re simply after another way of browsing through our library, our in-use gallery offers you a real visual treat.

Discover the delights of OpenType

Through the advanced typographical control of the OpenType format you can bring your text to life with fantastic features such as small caps, tabular figures, swashes and oldstyle figures. Yet it’s often said that the true features and fantastic functions of OpenType can be hidden away, often undiscovered. We hope to change that with our second new feature which helps you to see how the OpenType layout features, that are included in each FontFont, appear. For example, when you click on the OpenType features of FF Scala Regular you can now see all the different features that the font contains and how they will appear in FF Scala. FF Scala

Want to find out more about OpenType and its layout features? Check out our OpenType User Guide (247KB).

Award-winning FontFonts

Our FontFont Library is home to numerous award-winning typeface designs and now you can easily see which of our FontFonts have won prizes. Just look out for the little trophy icon next to the font on the browse page. You can also read all about the typefaces which have been awarded accolades and prizes on our news section under Awards

Award-winning FontFonts


New features and functionality: Bestsellers, Random and more

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working hard to update our website and improve its functionality. From full-text searches to an improved checkout, from tooltips to bestsellers, we’ve added a whole host of new features:

FontFont Bestsellers

Want to know what the favorite FontFonts are for this month? Our bestsellers list now appears on our homepage and you can find out further information about each font on the dedicated bestseller page.

Surprise Me!

Have you tried shuffling through our fonts yet? With our Random function (check out the shuffle button at the top of our site) you can now randomize your search, find hidden gems, seek out some inspiration or simply have a play.

Finding FontFonts


Not sure which format you need or what our different library tiers mean? Having trouble working out what the different options are? Finding FontFonts just got easier with our tooltips on each of the filter buttons. We’ve also improved our search functionality by adding a full text search, so if you’re looking for FF Tundra you can now search the whole of our site including news, awards and announcements.

Check it out!

From browse to buy in just a few clicks, now our online checkout process is even easier. We’ve simplified the process, so in just a matter of clicks you can pick and choose the fonts you want to buy and download them straight away. 

Let us know what you think

We're continually looking at ways to improve our website, so if you have any suggestions feel free to send them our way!


Massive update of our In-Use images

We are sure you haven’t overlooked our in-use gallery on every family page. But what you may not have noticed is that this key feature of our site has just received a massive update. We recently uploaded over 2000 images representing almost every FontFont in our library, and will continue to upload more in the coming weeks.
So just browse on over to your favorite FontFont and get inspired by the in-use images to the right of the font’s description. The images offer you a peek at what is possible using a specific FontFont and explain how others have used that particular typeface on their projects. Most images even include a description and the designer’s contact information in case you’d like to hire them for your next project.
FF You Can Read Me in use

FF You Can Read Me in use: Album cover DJ Slouch – Travels

FF Typeface Six in use

FF Typeface Six in use: Album cover Shipstad & Warren – Sex, Lies and Melody (Songbird/Black Hole Recordings)

FF Quadraat in use

FF Quadraat in use: Book cover Jules Verne – 20000 Meilen unter dem Meer (Fischer Klassik)

FF Dolores in use

FF Dolores in use: Book cover Mauri Kunnas – Hier kommen die Wikinger! (Oetinger Verlag)

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iF Communication Design Award 2012 – Gold

iF Award 2012 gold

At last Friday’s iF Communication Design Award 2012 ceremony, FontShop International and Edenspiekermann design agency were awarded a golden iF award for their collaboration on the website relaunch. Edenspiekermann’s Creative Director Robert Stulle and FontFont Marketing Director Ivo Gabrowitsch accepted the coveted prize on behalf of both teams before an audience of 1700 international guests at BMW Welt in Munich.

The international jury was full of praise. With comments like “maximum simplicity and clarity of the world’s largest contemporary font library”, “the new content structure and search function allows users to comfortably explore typefaces”, and “a useful and wonderful website” and more, they fully recognized that the redesign indeed fulfilled its original intent.

iF awards night 2012

The iF label, introduced in 1953, is an important symbol of outstanding design achievements. Here are some figures that put in perspective how proud we are of this accomplishment:  from 1054 submissions, 275 received the red iF label from which only 30 designs won the iF gold award for excellent communication design.

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Now more interactive

It is now possible with the new “Comment” feature to express your opinion on articles in our News section. Just sign in to your account,  go to a news article and click on the “Comment” button. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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Really simple syndication

We’ve not only added more color and are featuring more FontFonts on our home page, but we’ve also added a new RSS feed you should definitely subscribe to if you are into both our library and typography in general. Just import this URL into your feed reader and stay informed about the latest FontFont related news.

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Brand-new website

FontShop International re-launched, the online home for the largest library of contemporary type designs. Read more about it in the News.

The new is a complete reconstruction of the digital foundry’s website. Everything is new and enhanced, from the visual design and navigation to the search functionality and shopping experience. But the most radical improvement is in the presentation of the fonts themselves.

Ivo Gabrowitsch, Project Lead and FSI Marketing Director, said,

“At the start of the project we wrote down three goals: easy-to-use, clean, and fast. After ten months of intensive work, this is exactly what the new is about. That and big, gorgeous typefaces, of course.”

Focus on the fonts

Indeed, the typefaces are now the clear focus of the website. Product information, formats, and other secondary details don’t appear until they are useful in the user’s selection process.

This new approach is most obvious at the heart of, the Browse section, where extra large typeface samples appear without superfluous information and distractions. A unique grid layout allows for easy comparison, regardless of browser window size. Users can filter typefaces by Style (such as Blackletter, Script, Serif, Sans, etc.) or Intended Use (such as Advertising, Editorial & Publishing, Wayfinding, etc.) and sort alphabetically, chronologically, or by characteristics like family size and language support. The sample size and text can be customized as well. There is even a white-on-black option for previewing fonts in a reversed setting.

Screenshot Browse section
A unique grid layout allows for easy comparison in the Browse section

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