Foundry Websites

A few months ago I came across a foundry that expressed their appreciation for a site builder specifically for new type foundries. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the service, or which foundry had shown the link to their site. 

Anyone? 

Cheers.

Comments

  • Might have been Quinn Keaveney of www.quitetype.com.  He made our microsite for Halyard and the condiment packets for Omnes Widths promotion.
  • Perhaps you're thinking of General Type and Fontdue?
  • Anyway I'd say this is turning into a useful thread :)
  • James PuckettJames Puckett Posts: 1,593
    Kenneth Ormandy designs excellent sites for typefaces: https://kennethormandy.com/
  • Adam LaddAdam Ladd Posts: 91
    edited October 19
    @Thierry Blancpain who does Grilli Type's microsites? You and team in-house? There have been some great ones :) Been really impressed with the motion/animations.
  • AzizMostafaAzizMostafa Posts: 27
    edited October 20
    Looking for unique and dynamic right-to-left typefaces?
    Go explore more typefaces by right clicking on their images here http://maryamsoft.com/FontShop/
    To explore more about the website, right click on it to translate into English.


  • jakob_rungejakob_runge Posts: 13
    edited October 20
    I can highly recommend https://diesdas.digital/

    they are not specified on foundries, but build https://www.hvdfonts.com/  (fronted) and https://www.typemates.com/ (frontend and shop) and some of the team was involved in fontshop.com (before founding diesdas.digital.
    these guys are not cheap but have a passion for type and can customize everything to made your foundry independent from resellers.
  • Dave CrosslandDave Crossland Posts: 1,011
    Octavio Pardo also has done good foundry sites
  • Thierry BlancpainThierry Blancpain Posts: 169
    edited October 20
    Adam Ladd said:
    @Thierry Blancpain who does Grilli Type's microsites? You and team in-house? There have been some great ones :) Been really impressed with the motion/animations.
    Thanks @Adam Ladd! Yeah, Grilli Type always plays a pretty big role in each of these, plus other people that add their skills to the mix – all of the sites feature a credits section that mention everyone involved.
  • Just when you thought type design itself was a niche... anyway, I've built hurmedesign.com, and designed & built my own underscoretype.com; always happy to help a fellow type designer/foundry out :)
  • one of the things to recommend Quinn is that he has a common platform so he doesn't have to make each site bespoke.  It saves money, time, and generally makes life easier.
  • Did you mean a studio or a site builder like a Webflow or Squarespace?
  • @Filip Zajac is that question for me?  No.  He's a developer who does the work himself. It's not templates for you to just do yourself.  
  • Thomas PhinneyThomas Phinney Posts: 1,141
    I was assuming Filip meant in response to the original question, where Simon asked about “a site builder”—I assumed Simon meant a human, but re-reading the question I can see it could have also been interpreted as being a foundry-specific template or something with a site builder service (like Squarespace, or Webflow for the high end).
  • I was assuming Filip meant in response to the original question, where Simon asked about “a site builder”—I assumed Simon meant a human, but re-reading the question I can see it could have also been interpreted as being a foundry-specific template or something with a site builder service (like Squarespace, or Webflow for the high end).
    Hey Thomas, originally I was looking for something that was focused around a template, but perhaps the site I was looking at might have been a mix between template and/or user driven content. 

    I have been using Persona (https://persona.co) for my personal portfolio site (which allowed me to embed custom fonts and play with the code a little) I would love to see a platform like this for new foundries. 

    Everyone has been very helpful—and I love hearing about who is on top of this. 
  • Perhaps you're thinking of General Type and Fontdue?
    Yes, I think this might have been the one!... I remember stumbling upon General Type Foundry and it's ringing some bells.

    Just when you thought type design itself was a niche... anyway, I've built hurmedesign.com, and designed & built my own underscoretype.com; always happy to help a fellow type designer/foundry out :)
    Cool! I like them! 
  • @Simon Dunford

    Now I see your point.

    Couple months ago I have been asked to build few websites for my friends. So we come with an idea about some sort of platform which covers foundry specific needs.
    I have prepared a document for discussion about what it should look like and what kind of features the platform should provide.

    The first website is technically finished, waiting for the content, and planning a second website (can't say the details now). I would like to bootstrap the necessary features around those websites, so we can reuse them in future and split the costs.

    Is that something which might help you?
  • Roel NieskensRoel Nieskens Posts: 107
    edited November 7
    I hope you'll forgive me, but I just have to plug myself as I'd love to do more type work!

    I'm a frontend developer and app developer at Kabisa in the Netherlands, a web company that usually does bigger, custom projects (as opposed to small WordPress sites). We'd love to take on type related projects for web or mobile.

    Personal projects include Wakamai Fondue, ChromaCheck and Sans Bullshit Sans. I write posts on my website about variable fonts, font piracy, color fonts and web development, and have several font related open source projects over at Github.

    I also take on small custom jobs with my own company, PixelAmbacht!

    END OF UNSOLICITED SELF PROMOTION
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