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Archive for 2010


New Release: Capucine

More than four years in the making, we’re proud to finally announce the release of Capucine, a new family of types designed by Alice Savoie. With influences ranging from calligraphy to Art Nouveau to brush scripts, this five-weight family offers – to put it in a single phrase – joie de vivre. See more of Capucine and learn all the details about our latest release.


In Use: Klavika in South Africa

Durban stadium seating

Durban, South Africa’s busiest port city, constructed the magnificent Moses Mabhida Stadium which allowed them to be a host stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup games. Büro für Gestaltung designed the wayfinding and identity and covered the stadium from the seats to the murals with our Klavika. When the games were over, Jonathan Jackson of WeShouldDoItAll was kind enough to send along images of the stadium with a particular emphasis on the use of Klavika. This booklet was created to showcase his photographs, the stadium and our typeface.

Launch: Klavika at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Booklet


New Release: Anchor

Anchor is our new four-weight family of round display gothics designed for maneuvering in especially cramped quarters. With weights ranging from Medium to Black, Anchor promises plump over-indulgence in the heavy weights and relatively sober display capabilities in the lighter weights. Of note are Anchor’s inflated arrows that can be seen throughout the specimens on this site. Available exclusively at the Process Type Foundry.

See the Anchor typeface family and learn all the details about our latest release.


1% for the Planet

1% for the PlanetAs of today, the Process Type Foundry has pledged to donate 1% of its annual revenue to nonprofit environmental organizations. When you make a purchase on our website, 1% of every dollar spent goes towards creating a sustainable future.

From pledge to reality
We’ve become members of 1% for the Planet, an organization whose mission is to build an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthier planet. Their role is critical because they monitor each end of the giving process: its members and the receiving nonprofits. 1% for the Planet audits members to ensure they’re living up to their financial commitment but also provides them with approved nonprofits who are chosen based on referrals, track record and environmental focus.

About 1% for the Planet
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and CEO of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,200 member companies in 38 countries that donate 1% of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Each day, more than one new business joins the 1% for the Planet movement. As a network, the 1% community has become a global frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. Learn more about 1% for the Planet by visiting


Stratum in use: Under The Influence magazine

Designed by Xavier Encinas, Under the Influence is an art fashion magazine that gathers work from photographers, stylists, artists and writers around a single theme per issue.

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In use: the over-over-overprint and the capital A

Longtime Process Type Foundry collaborator Allon Kaye of Entr’acte sent along this 12″ sleeve using eight of our capital A’s. It’s probably best to let Allon describe the project:

“it’s an over-over-overprint of process [type foundry] ‘a’s for an event-only edition (15 copies) of a new 12″ (alpha, by jo thomas).

these were originally overprinted for an event called avoid. the printers ran too many copies, so i overprinted the ‘avid’ lettering (‘o’ was the centre hole) with a blocky, abstract ‘entracte’. i’ve been using these ‘reject’ sleeves for promos etc., but every so often i get to do something a bit more special with them.”


New in use: Matt Van Ekeren’s tongue depressor

We can say with some certainty that Matt Van Ekeren is the first to print our Stratum onto a tongue depressor that doubles as a business card and call them ‘business depressors’. We’re also pretty certain they won’t fit in your wallet but they’re all the more charming for it. Check them out – along with other design pieces using Stratum – in its in use section.


The new launches

The new website

After much work and consideration we’re pleased to announce the arrival of our new website. Aside from easier navigation, new specimens and a ground-up rebuild, there are some additions of note:

Easy upgrades: Ever purchased a package or single weight only to realize you have to pay for the fonts all over again when upgrading to the complete family? We’ve always offered a credit for previous purchases towards upgrades but now we’ve made it easier. Users can now upgrade licenses, singles and packages online. Read more about the upgrading in our Help section.

Try fonts live with OpenType: With the widespread adoption of OpenType, understanding typographic features before buying is a must. Our new test typer has complete support for OpenType so testing fonts and their OpenType features live is now easier than ever.

Expanded PDFs: We’ve expanded all of our PDF specimens to include complete specs on character sets, OpenType features, language coverage and release information.

And there’s a lot more that’s changed. Have a look around and kick the tires. Welcome to the new website!