I just started. Do you have any tips for me?
Four years ago I was full of ideas and ambition, but now I’m stuck. What should I do?
I wanna be a type designer too. What skills do I need?
I want to learn more about making type. What should I do?
I’m a poor student. Can I get your fonts for free?
What is Underware’s Educational License Agreement?
Dudes, what’s your motto?
You rock! I definitely want to do my internship at Underware
So you’re only three people?
Who does what at Underware?
Which books should I read to know more about type?
What do you think about illegal fonts?
Can I remix your font?
As a student it can be instructive to study existing typefaces. It can also be helpful to create your own typefaces. And yes, it’s rather logical that your first typefaces are based on existing typefaces you like. You need to start somewhere, right? That’s all totally okay, and can be a valuable part of your education as long as you consider this a study project. Releasing this font could be a instructive process as well, but then you’re walking the very thin ice of piracy. Did you make a remix-agreement with the original type foundry? If not, don’t do it. Fonts, like music, could be remixed of course. But in the music business it’s common to have remix agreements; in the font industry that is still in its infancy. Large font distributors should take a stronger position and have a more outspoken opinion on a case by case basis. They should have a management function on the subject of remixing fonts, which they unfortunately don’t take yet. All the responsibility ends up at the type designer.

So if our fonts inspire you: thanks. If you make a new typeface which is strongly “inspired” and “influenced” by ours, as part of your study: enjoy. If you want to release that: contact us for a remix-agreement. No remix-agreement? No release.
When is a project finished at Underware?
Can you explain the differences between the 3 italics of Auto?
What is your future plan regarding type design?
What makes a typeface a classic?