I’m about a week late, but the highly anticipated web fonts from Hoefler Frere-Jones  were finally made available last week. I was really excited when I saw the $99/yr price tag and a couple other fringe benefits such as being able to combine total page view across all hosted sites and access to all previously purchased HFJ typefaces. While licensing through typekit and webtype allowed for greater flexibility for web typography than before, you were forced to choose between low price/poor selection or high price/limited use. HFJ’s new structure allows for a reasonable price for high quality typefaces with extra incentive to stock up on faces from there foundry (in your face font bureau). With so many beautiful faces available it makes me want to  spend all my afternoons designing experimental sites.

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So what does this mean for the internet, and the future of design? Well I will surmise that the internet is going to get extra sexy over the next decade and designers in general are going to have step up they’re typography a couple notches. Definitely an exciting time for design. UltraKudos to HFJ.

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