New York Web Fonts Roundtable with Jeff Veen, Jason Santa Maria, Nick Sherman, and Christian Schwartz

Update: Audio from this event is now available.

New Yorkers are invited to join us next Wednesday, 6:30pm, at the White Rabbit, for drinks and discussion of web fonts and more. Co-sponsored by Webtype, the event will feature Jeff Veen and Jason Santa Maria of Typekit, plus Nick Sherman of Webtype / Font Bureau, and others to be announced.

What will we discuss? That’s where you come in. Submit questions here on our blog, or on Twitter with the hashtag #webfontsround. We’ll gather the best questions and address them throughout the evening, as well as solicit more questions from the audience at the event itself. This is your chance to ask about the current and future state of web fonts.

The event is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP in advance. We hope to see you there!

Update: Christian Schwartz, founder of Commercial Type, will also be joining us.

8 Responses

  1. anonymous coward says:

    Here’s my question: Are type foundries afraid that by embracing the subscription model they will alienate their designer base, and encourage that designer base to use free fonts (and encourage other designers to use them also) ?

    Here’s my answer: They should be. Sell us a freaking WOFF/EOT combo when we buy a font please. We want fewer dependencies for our clients.

  2. André Luís says:

    Any chance of following this remotely? 🙁

    Not a New Yorker.

    1. Mandy Brown says:

      We may release a recording of the event. But we’re also hoping to host more of these in other cities as well, so stay tuned!

  3. André Luís says:

    Mandy, I will stay tuned, thank you. 🙂 But I don’t expect you to take these roundtables on the road all the way to sunny Lisbon, Portugal. 😉 Unfortunately.

    I’d seriously like to follow this. Maybe you guys should team up with 5by5…? They’re doing a great job on live shows over the wire. 😉

    Anyway, here’s a question or two:
    (Mobile) Webapps are evolving towards native-like functionality, like ability to work offline. Does this pose any special questions regarding licensing on webfonts we use via typekit?

    What about user-styling? Imagine Readability allowed the user to write their own user-stylesheets for their own personal use (not anyone else). Is this still allowed? Does it count as an extra website on my typekit account? Isn’t it a bit overpriced if I’m not distributing the fonts?

    Ouch. That’s a lot of questions compressed into two. Sorry. 😉


    1. Mandy Brown says:

      Lisbon is not on my shortlist right now, I’m afraid, though I do very much want to visit there. Hmmm.

      Either way, great questions! Thank you!

  4. leroy says:

    It will be tough in the middle of the week, (after 10 hours of work) but I’ll try to stop by on my way home from work…I would really like to meet Santa Maria and Veen…

  5. erik spiekermann says:


    why do you leave the table to another all-men event? In other words: why aren’t you up there?

    1. Mandy Brown says:

      I’m moderating 🙂

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