We’ve specialized in making custom fonts since 1989. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please contact Carleen Borsella at email@example.com, or +1 212 777 6640 ext. 205.Read More
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That’s not really something we do, but there are plenty of other folks who do — try searching the web for a list of candidates. Keep in mind that developing a typeface — no matter what style — takes considerable effort; set your budget and your expectations accordingly.
We’re regularly asked to suggest analogues for our typefaces in other script systems — the “Japanese Gotham,” or a Devanagari to accompany Hoefler Text. While pairing alphabets based on their formal qualities is important, it’s not necessarily the first step: in all cultures, different lettering styles have different associations, and designers who ignore typography’s cultural dimensions do so at their own peril. Choosing between Arabic’s Ruqaa and Nastaaliq styles is like deciding between Helvetica and Dom Casual. Proceed with care.
Our Latin alphabet’s closest cousins are Greek and Cyrillic, but even when producing these designs we seek the input of our Greek and Russian colleagues. We similarly encourage designers working on international design programs to solicit the perspective of their counterparts abroad.
Hoefler Text is included on every Mac, but it’s significantly different than the H&FJ’s version sold on this site.Read More
Throughout the site, we’re using Tungsten, Whitney, Whitney ScreenSmart, and Sentinel — with a smattering of Gotham ScreenSmart and Gotham Narrow.Read More
The ornate “H&FJ” in the background of our logo isn’t a typeface, it’s a piece of lettering created by Jonathan Hoefler. The words “Hoefler & Frere-Jones” in the foreground are set in Tobias Frere-Jones’ Gotham Bold typeface.Read More
Music critic Sasha Frere-Jones is Tobias’ brother.Read More
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