215 First Street,
Cambridge, MA 02142-1270
Tel: 617 520 8306
Fax: 617 868 4732
MyFonts.com aims to bring the
typographic world to people who have never before bought a font. Until now,
font users have usually needed to know the name of a font in order to buy
it. MyFonts.com offers cool new tools to make this a thing of the past.
First is the WhatTheFont font recognition system. Send us an image containing
some text for which you'd like the font identified... in seconds the site
finds the closest matches in its database.
Second is our "Show Me More Like This!" system, where you can see all the
fonts that are similar to one that's almost - but not quite - what you're
Third is TypeXplorer, where you can navigate around the universe of fonts by
precisely adjusting width, weight (boldness), x-height (the relative heights
of the lower and upper-case letters), and contrast (the "thicks & thins" of
a letter). TypeXplorer then finds the closest match to the new settings.
Fourth is our keyword-to-font linking system, where users can ask for fonts
for a "wedding", or containing "pictures of animals", or for "christmas", or
an "elegant script" font. Let us know if your keywords don't give you the
results you need... we'll add them!
Fifth, is the linking around the site. Thousands of links between the type
designer pages, the font pages, and articles written by experts, all show
the convoluted relationships between fonts, their designers and their
history. Thousands of external URLs are also listed.
Other features include Discussion Forums, browsing fonts by categories, and
of course a Shopping Cart. Sign up, fill in your credit card details, and
you can buy & download fonts immediately. Any fonts purchased can be
downloaded at any time in the future.
For participating foundries, we offer real-time control over font pricing,
and setting up promotions is possible by authorized representatives over the
MyFonts.com is getting more foundries interested in selling through the site
all the time. Please contact us if you are interested in this distribution
method. Check out our Prospectus for the latest on
what we offer vendors.