Buy fonts at FontShop, host them on Typekit

February 23, 2010

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It’s hard to believe that it has only been three months since we launched Typekit — so much has happened in the webfont world in such a short time. We’ve been inspired recently by beautiful redesigns, increasingly sophisticated browser support, and many more foundries choosing to embrace @font-face.

In particular, our friends at FontShop have been moving quickly to bring their amazing collection to the web. As of today, they’re selling web licenses to hundreds of fonts from their FontFont library in WOFF and EOT format. And, we’re excited to announce that if you buy any of these fonts from FontShop, you can use it with your Typekit account. Absolutely free.

This means that the fonts you buy from FontShop can now be used on the web with all the browser compatibility, standards compliance, and rock-solid hosting you’ve come to expect from Typekit. Plus, you’ll still have our libraries of high quality fonts as part of your subscription — and we’ll keep growing that library, offering new fonts from more and more foundries.

Our integration with FontShop couldn’t be easier to use. Simply follow a link to Typekit once you’ve completed the checkout process. Your new fonts will be instantly transferred to your account, and linked through the simple line of code you’ve already added to your site. They’ll automatically work in every browser that supports @font-face, including those that don’t support WOFF or EOT, like Safari, Chrome, and earlier versions of Firefox. And we’ll seamlessly upgrade them in the future as browsers evolve their webfont support.

We’re humbled that so many of you have chosen Typekit to help you bring real fonts to your web sites. And we’re happy that we can offer you even more flexibility and choice through our partnership with FontShop.

Browse the full catalog of web fonts from FontShop.

24 Responses to “Buy fonts at FontShop, host them on Typekit”

  1. Chris Says:

    Does that mean that FontShop fonts will be available within TypeKit or only if you purchase through them? What if we already have fonts from there — can we get the web license after the fact?

  2. Andrew Mager Says:

    This is genius. Great work Chris.

  3. Marty Alchin Says:

    Does “absolutely free” still require a paid Typekit account in order to serve them up without the Typekit badge?

  4. Greg Says:

    If there ever was a moment for all of us to start a John Hughes momentum building clap…this would be it.


  5. Since there’s already a selection of fontfont fonts available directly on typekit, will these fontfont webfonts available directly from typekit as well for paying users, or do we have to buy other ones seperately from now on?

    I am a bit shocked that I’d have to pay fontfont again to be able to use fonts I have already paid for (non-web specific versions, that is), while also already paying for typekit, where fontfont was starting to make various typefaces available…

    Maybe my comment should rather be on the fontshop blog than yours, but I’ll submit it anyway, maybe someone reading here knows more about it :)


  6. I totally second Bart-Jan’s post.

    Will these new WebFontFonts all become available in the Typekit library as well? I’m especially interested in the light and bold weights of FF Netto.


  7. Problem here is, Im required to pay a couple of hundred euros to access a font like DIN; but I have no security of the rendering of the font on the PC… Maybe you or your partner could setup some kind of preview for the rendering, like you do with your own library… Or a “money back” option, if the rendering is not as expected..


  8. I would like clarification on whether or not all of FontShop’s web font library will be available to me for on Typekit without me having to buy them at FontShop?

    The main reason I signed up for Typekit was in the faith that the few FontShop fonts already on the service were just the beginning, and others like FF DIN would be added in the future… it’s a bit of a slap in the face if that isn’t the case.

    Either way, clarification is needed.

  9. Jeffrey Veen Says:

    Chris (and others), both of those scenarios are true: We will always be adding fonts to the Typekit library, upgrading the ones that are there, and building more features to increase the value of the service – and your subscription. That includes more fonts in the future from FontFont.

    We’ve also heard from lots of customers who aren’t interested in a full library of fonts. They tend to have a very specific need, such as using a typeface that is part of a corporate identity system. They’ve been asking for individual licenses, and FontShop has worked out a way to provide those in a way that works with more browsers than those that support WOFF and EOT. That’s why we’ve worked with them to host those fonts using our technology.

    I hope that clears things up a bit. Like we said in the blog post, our goal is to offer more flexibility in how fonts get to the web, and we think this is an interesting step in that direction.

    -j


    • Appreciate the clarification. Hopefully new fonts added in the future will continue to be of a high standard, it would be a pity if the the best fonts were withheld by foundries to force us to pay extra for them.

      Thanks again!

    • Jan Uetz Says:

      Jeffrey – thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, it seems to me that your reply is slightly ambiguous. You say it is possible to add corporate fonts, however – I assume – only for fonts offered by FontShop with web license option. Currently those are 30+ fonts, and the ones our company uses are not listed.

      Am I to understand your comment, that if you purchase a regular license for these fonts (i.e OT), then these fonts will also work with TypeKit? That would be great.
      If not, then what are the options to bring fonts, for which a company already owns licenses and are currently not listed as web-licensed fonts at FontShop, to TypeKit and the website?

      Thanks for further clarification.

  10. Ivo Says:

    Here you can find some previews for the rendering, here are some websites listet that already use FontFonts via Typekit. FSI is of course working on a solution for all Web FontFonts as well. You should see something soon.

  11. Kitty Says:

    Hi Guys. What a shame to have a dream, put it to work, and run into someone who doesn’t think your efforts were/are worth paying. Your time in gathering or creating fonts that PC’s CRY for in creative writing or designing are not included anywhere on my computer (but then you are dealing with a tech-challenged individual). But, honestly, with my Macintosh, I have hundreds of wonderful fonts that were fun to do Desk Top publishing with, for the public and promotions of my own businesses. If I knew there was a FONT STORE, and it was reasonable – I mean really reasonable to start with, bring it on……don’t look back and you need no luck. kk


  12. Will the hosting be free? Also it is vital to know that the fonts will be available in future and that the file paths will not change. Only then can the hosted fonts be used and referred to in css as described on one one of your posts regarding the ability to display fonts by including the url in the css.


  13. Wow! That’s great news… I’ll think about that for Pixmac!

  14. mario Says:

    some people made them own fonts…i think its good if we can create it self…

  15. saracannon Says:

    I’m really excited about the future of web typography! Thanks Typekit for being a leader in this industry and working with others such as fontshop.

  16. David Says:

    I licensed Trixie from FontFont and have it hosted at Typekit – guess what? Typekit sticks their logo in the corner of my website – despite having paid FontFont for the license. Typekit should be more upfront about this or remove it from sites that have paid FontFont in full!

  17. Trav Says:

    @David – Pretty sure you can disable the colophon and the logo will disappear – check with Typekit support

    @Typekit – you guys are, to use a technical term, wizard

  18. anne bebek Says:

    some people made them own fonts…i think its good if we can create changing.Thanks


  19. Even though I found (and find) it rather expensive to pay 3 times (buy font for computer to design, buy font for web and buy Typekit account), I did continue to buy two web versions of FF DIN Pro and server it through Typekit. Finances aside, I gotta say the result is very nice. Got it up and running within a few minutes after purchasing the fonts through Fontshop, and very happy to finally be able to serve the typeface I want in an accessible manner. This actually works very well, though again, the financial side of things is still bugging me.

    • Stephen Says:

      We hear you. While the products themselves do have to be different, we want to make it easier to buy the desktop and web fonts together. Starting with this offer: 30% off Web FontFonts when you get them with the desktop versions.

  20. John Shiel Says:

    Thanks, but though I bought the font on FontShop, there was no mechanism to integrate that with typekit.com – so what do I do next? A little help here!

    • Mandy Brown Says:

      If you bought a Web FontFont, you should have received a link to add that font to your Typekit account. If you did not receive that link, please contact FontShop and they can help.


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