Behind the Font: Font Licensing, demystified (Part 1 of 3).

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Essentially we went from a world where font usage was limited to a small population of specialized businesses like printers and publishers, to a world where anyone could be a printer or publisher in their own home.

Phil Carey-Bergren.

Behind the Font is exactly what it sounds like - a podcast miniseries that looks behind the creative work we love to better understand how creative work gets done. Have a question or topic you’d like us to explore? Email us at [email protected] and we may cover it!

In the first-ever edition of our new podcast miniseries series Behind the Font, we dive in to the often murky and mysterious waters of font licensing [cue Jaws theme]. Our guest for this journey into the depths is Monotype Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Phil Carey-Bergren, and we couldn’t ask for a better person to walk us through the ins and outs of these contracts. In part one, we get a crash course in recent font history to understand how licenses have evolved and why this matters to today’s brands, designers, and agencies. 

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week, where we’ll dissect the elements of a license and ask the question everyone is thinking - do I really need to read this whole thing?



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Behind the Font: Font Licensing, demystified (Part 1 of 3).
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