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 :)
  • Kenneth Ormandy designs excellent sites for typefaces: https://kennethormandy.com/
  • Adam LaddAdam Ladd Posts: 108
    edited October 2018
    @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: 44
    edited October 2018
    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 2018
    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.
  • Octavio Pardo also has done good foundry sites
  • Thierry BlancpainThierry Blancpain Posts: 171
    edited October 2018
    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.  
  • 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?
  • Artur SchmalArtur Schmal Posts: 68
    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 :)
    @Johannes Neumeier can now also add Original Type to his list of foundry websites that he did both front- and backend development for.  :)

    The website is built on Wordpress and uses the Woocommerce platform for the cart and check-out section.
    Working with Johannes on this was a pleasure, being a type designer/seller himself he understands the mechanics of selling licenses and fontproducts.
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