MakersType: A Better Way to Find Fonts Fast
For over five years, I dreamed of creating a website where I and other font designers could distribute our fonts together. About three years ago, I started the first edition of it and called it Indie Fonts. Although the concept was good, the site was very slow (even on AWS), and because it was mostly a bunch of plugins working together, it was a bit clunky.
I went back into the lab (aka Stack Overflow) for about two years, and learned how to build what I wanted from scratch. All this while Michael spent time learning about server optimization and SEO.
In November, we soft launched MakersType.com with work featuring Kimberly Geswein Fonts, Mans Greback, Darcy Baldwin Fonts, Missy Meyer Design, Emily Spadoni Type & Design, Inc., Kristy Hatswell Fonts & Graphics, Misti’s Fonts, as well as mine. Although we still have a lot of work to go, we have heard great things from those that have started to use it.
The biggest change you may notice from other font distribution sites is… well, everything.
We have worked hard to categorize fonts in a way that is seamless and intuitive, based on experiences you have from the web already.
Give it a try!
- Each week/month we try to add helpful articles on what fonts to pair together, or how to use features in fonts, and many other design tips and tricks.
- Each week we feature a new font for you to check out, and each month give some background on a Featured Designer.
As we get closer to MakersType reaching its full potential, we would love for you to stop by and let us know what you think.