Fawnt.com changed the world – a little bit at least. Everybody is using fonts, downloading them, and using … in most cases without know where is comes from.
Indeed it is a good question, who is “owning” a font. There has been a lot of discussion about the fonts which Microsoft is delivering with that what they call “operating system”. It would not work without “Arial” or “Times Roman”, but the daily use of these fonts produced a huge spread of these. Myriads of documents exits in both the worlds of internet and paper, but few people think about the one who designed and styled them, or may be better said copied them.
There is a certain conflict: We need a font to read this, and we do not want to use the same font developed by a german guy called “Gutenberg” some centuries ago. On the other side we have the conflict, that “inventing” a nice new font is certainly a creative work, for which a professional needs some return some day.
True is that the large newspapers and book producers use “licensend” fonts, but beyound this most of people will not care – not knowing it in most cases. An also it is true that many of the printed material would have not been produced if a fee had to be paid on the font.
Okay, we will not end this discussion, but one of the principles of fawnt.com is to help the desdines of creative work. That is the majour point, if you click on one of the fonts on the top site. You come to the site where you find more infos about the font. Its not always the designer, but we would love to have as many as possible in there.
Some of the sites did already receive nearly 10.000 visitors from us, so not bad for them. We are currently working on enhancing the technology, as currently ewverything is done by hand.
So come back, and enjoy the fonts in the meantime