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Black... Fontday?

Have you noticed that it’s Black Friday? Oh, you have? What gave it away? I guess it must be something to do with the oh, you know, THOUSANDS OF EMAILS from All The Brands.

However, if you can forgive the shameless celebration of capitalism, there are actually a few good deals to be found for us type nerds. That’s right, folks: welcome to a short, sweet, special Black Fontday (let’s go with it) edition of Typographic & Sporadic!

Let me be really honest here: my first link is an affiliate link, so I’ll get a small kick-back if you sign up using it. But it’s only that first one; all of the rest of the links are here purely because I thought that you (like me) might appreciate a type-related bargain.

25% off everything, including the Font Making Course, from Type Design Class. Add “THANKYOU” as the promo code at checkout to get the 25% off; i.e., for $297 (first 100 students only). Again, this is an affiliate link, but I’m happy to endorse this because I enrolled onto the course myself and paid full price long before I got to know Viktor. Oh, and a very important note from him: “The enrollment for the Font Making Course closes its doors after Black Friday for a couple of months. This weekend is your last change to enrol this year.”


There are probably many, many, many foundries and font distributors having Black Friday sales, so if you’ve been hovering over a font purchase, now might be the time. Here’s a small selection that caught my eye:

  • 50% off everything at I Love Typography. Wow. That’s a lot of fonts. A few I’ve had my eye on recently: Shinntype’s Nicholas • ROHH’s Glycerin • Spirit & Bones’ Malutzki Initials (see last issue)
  • 40% off all fonts at Herzberg Design Co. I’m very tempted by Matthijs’ most recent release, Thanatos.
  • 50% off all fonts at Set Sail Studios. Bristol represent! Use “BLACKFRIDAY” at checkout.
  • 35% off all fonts at TypeType with the promo code “BLACKFRIDAY35”.
  • 30% off Right Font. Okay, this one’s not a font, but a font manager. My personal favourite is Typeface; however, RightFont comes in at a very close second. With the discount, it works out at $41 for a single license.

Lastly, some quick-fire links about deals that have nothing to do with typography, but some of you might enjoy anyway: 50% off everything (Photoshop textures, actions, etc.) at Bracken • 40% all apps from Affinity • 50% off photo books at Blurb (who we use all the time do print our annual family photo books) with code “BFSALE2023” • 30% off everything at Native Union • 30% off all Max for Live devices from Fors (I make music using a bunch of these and they are beautifully designed).

Thanks for reading and please do email me if you’d like to geek out about any of the above — I always respond.

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