Zeldman Says: Web-Licensed Fonts From Font Bureau Soon

It only took calling Jeffrey Zeldman a font pirate, to find out this delicious slice of news about web fonts:

You will soon be able to purchase web-licensed fonts directly from Font Bureau’s online store. You can’t do that quite yet. I pulled some strings. Okay, I begged. And some Polaroids might have been involved.

Kidding aside, you will be able to buy web-licensed fonts directly from Font Bureau’s online store soon. Presumably, other major and minor font design companies are gearing up for this as well.

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The result is ITC Franklin Gothic on a webpage. Behold it’s splendor.

The question is what this means for Typekit, which — until now — I thought would be the middle-man that really brought us web fonts. I’d certainly prefer a one time fee over subscriptions.

2 thoughts on “Zeldman Says: Web-Licensed Fonts From Font Bureau Soon”

  1. Cool, direct otf-linkable fonts. Far more reliable than fonts via middlemen.

    1. Joen says:

      I predict the sale of web fonts will explode.

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