What is Tunera Type Foundry?
Tunera Type Foundry is a typeface distribution platform created by Ariel Martín Pérez in January 2020 with the goal of exploring new typographic forms and concepts and universes that are often under-represented in the field of type design. To find out more, you can visit the About section.
What can I do with Tunera's fonts (published under the SIL OFL licence)?
- Use them, free of costs, in all of your personal and commercial projects. If you want to support our designers, you can make a donation through the link in the panel right to the name of each font.
- Distribute them, to your friends, for instance.
- Modify them, to create new typefaces (in the open-source world, we call these variations “forks”). In that case, you have to give credits the original creator of the typeface (see this information for each case). You cannot reuse the name of the original typeface in your fork, it needs to be totally different.
- Sell these typefaces.
- Distribute the typefaces by stripping the credit information of the font. The files presented with the font (readme.md, etc) must always be sent along with the font files. The failure to do so constitues a violation of the SIL OFL licence.
- Create forks (modified versions) of these typefaces without crediting their original author (please check out this information for each typeface). If you make a fork, you cannot reuse the name of the original typeface in your fork, it needs to be totally different.
Even if it's not a condition included in the SIL OFL, we would like to ask you to include the credits with the typeface and its designer's name when you use one of our typefaces, specially in high-grossing creative projects. If you can’t include credits on your project (because you don’t have enough space), we recommend that you include them when presenting your project online (on your online portfolio, for instance). This way, you can help us introduce our foundry and the work of its designers to a wider public. Thanks in advance!
I've designes a typeface and I would like to distribute it through your website. Do you accept contributions?
Yes, there’s the possibility to publish new open-source fonts if they correspond to the scope of the project.
Typefaces will be studied according to the following criteria:
- Originality: This is the main point, distributing typefaces with concepts and styles that are novel and that doesn’t feel over-used. It’s better if your typeface tells an interesting story.
- Technical qualities: typefaces should be properly spaced, kerned (the space between the A and V letters should be managed, for instance) and have a certain drawing quality (points at extrema, no excess points).
- Glyphset and language support: if your font is based on the latin alphabet, it should include at least some diacritic marks (to support different languages), preferably a lowercase set, and punctuation. Typefaces that cover non-latin languages (or, even better, multi-script typefaces) are also welcome.
In any case, if you want to propose a typeface, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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