FontShop: 20 Years

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    In 1989 Erik and Joan Spiekermann signed contracts with leading type foundries, packed their small office with floppy disks full of fonts, and started taking phone orders. FontShop became the first independent retailer of digital type. Twenty years later we’re still stocking the best fonts (though the number has grown and the medium has changed) and still answering phones.

    Graphic by Feltron. View the interactive version.
    Fonts used: FF Meta Serif, FF Good

    Typegirl, pauldhunt, Lingmookl, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jondj24 65 months ago | reply

      love the site too, who does your programming?

    2. Stewf 65 months ago | reply

      Our designer Chris Hamamoto whipped that up with nothing but JQuery.

    3. jondj24 65 months ago | reply

      very very slick. congrats again on a project well done.

    4. sophiayoung 55 months ago | reply

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