Category Archives: News

New: Marcia from Font Bureau

Today, Webtype is proud to release Marcia, Font Bureau’s newest type family. What is Marcia? “Marcia started as a project in Cyrus’s undergrad class at RISD three years ago.…It was my first attempt at drawing a whole alphabet,” says designer Victoria Rushton. … Continue reading

Webtype: Five Years of Better Fonts for Better Websites

This fall we celebrate Webtype’s fifth anniversary! We officially announced in August 2010 and started serving fonts a few weeks later. Webtype was among the earliest web font services on the market, but the goal wasn’t to be the first, … Continue reading

Introducing the American Type Founders Collection: Classic Typefaces Reinterpreted

Many of today’s most familiar typefaces had their origins in a company known as American Type Founders (ATF), the United States’ most prominent type company of the metal era. Formed in 1892 as a consolidation of 23 independent foundries, ATF … Continue reading

Complete Benton Sans, Now on Webtype

Today we add all the weights and widths to Webtype’s arsenal of Benton Sans. This brings our range of the expansive family in parity with the desktop version. The 80 styles include five widths (Extra Compressed, Compressed, Condensed, normal, Wide) … Continue reading

Benton Modern brochure site

To celebrate the availability of Font Bureau’s complete Benton Modern series on Webtype, we’ve put together a custom-designed brochure site exploring how Benton Modern, Benton Modern Display, and Benton Modern RE can be used together, covering a broad spectrum of … Continue reading

Introducing S&P and Blesk

We’re happy to welcome the new S&P type foundry to Webtype with their first release, Blesk. S&P is the design studio of Ksenya Samarskaya, based in Brooklyn, New York. Samarskaya has worked on custom type for clients from Apple to … Continue reading

Service Improvements and Status Page

Here’s some good news to close out 2014. We recently rolled out a new content delivery architecture that improves both the speed and reliability of webfonts for our customers. The new EdgeCast CDN platform increases the number of server locations … Continue reading

Underware Is Now on Webtype

We are pleased to welcome Underware to Webtype, along with three of their most popular and expressive typefaces. At the end of the 20th century, not long after a decade dominated by the Grunge aesthetic, a new group of young … Continue reading

Using OpenType Features on the Web

  Did you know that Webtype webfonts are chock full of typographic amenities and OpenType extras you know and love from desktop fonts? Modern browsers support these features — like alternate characters, ligatures or small caps — and they are … Continue reading

E-mail: The Next Frontier for Web Standards

Today is the 7th annual celebration of Blue Beanie Day, a yearly effort to support web standards. These days it is hard to imagine a world before strong web standards were the norm – building websites was infinitely more tedious, … Continue reading


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