A2/SW/HK Signs Exclusive Web Font Deal with WebINK
PORTLAND, Ore. – April 5, 2011 – Extensis® today announced WebINK has signed an exclusive deal with A2/SW/HK’s type foundry A2-TYPE making WebINK the only web font service to provide their high quality Fonts. Four of A2’s typefaces which comprise 27 fonts, including Impacto, FM, Grot10, and New Rail Alphabet will be made available immediately to WebINK customers.
An independent design studio based in London, A2/SW/HK was formed by Royal College of Art graduates Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel in 2000. Their impressive portfolio has won them international recognition and over the last decade they have created numerous bespoke typefaces for their clients. In 2010 they established A2-TYPE to release their library of fonts as well as new designs.
A2-TYPE’s Fonts included in WebINK were developed by Henrik Kubel. New Rail Alphabet was developed by Kubel in collaboration with Margaret Calvert.
“We are honored to make our fonts available through WebINK, the leading web font service in the market,” says Henrik Kubel, co-founder of A2/SW/HK and A2-TYPE. “As Web developers and designers seek ways to enhance their creative works, WebINK provides the latest innovations in typography and is a platform for progressive Web designs.”
A2-TYPE joins an esteemed list of foundries who have made their fonts available via WebINK, the standards-compliant solution for bringing live fonts into any web site without font licensing or file format hassles. Simply by integrating a small piece of code into a site’s CSS code, WebINK delivers custom fonts to any browser instantly. Stocked exclusively with professional-quality typefaces, WebINK unleashes creative freedom to Web designers and Web developers—enabling them to push the limits of web design while maintaining brand standards and search engine optimization (SEO) best practices.
“A2’s prestigious typefaces are an incredible addition to the expansive offering of fonts available in WebINK,” said Thomas Phinney, Senior Product Manager, Fonts & Typography at Extensis. “Henrik is truly an outstanding type designer, and we are thrilled to make his fonts exclusively available to web designers and developers through WebINK.”
Other foundries currently featured on WebINK include:
•Mark Simonson Studio
•P22 (including Lanston Type Company, Sherwood Type Collection, Rimmer Type Foundry, and International House of Fonts)
WebINK Free 30-day trial
To get started using WebINK, all new users automatically receive the first 30 days free of charge. By providing quality web font selections without charge, WebINK encourages creativity and design experimentation previously unavailable in web design.
A2-TYPE is a division of A2/SW/HK Limited. A2-TYPE design and distribute high quality fonts for all media.
Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award–winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server–based font management, Suitcase Fusion® for single–user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom.
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