Those in the look-out for new and old high-quality fonts know how difficult it is to go from site to site looking for those specific typefaces you require for your latest project. And that is why tools like Fontstand exist – to provide you with a one-step storefront where you can perform filtered searches and find those elusive fonts you’ve been looking for ages and new ones you didn’t know about.
Make no mistake – Fontstand is not a free font search tool. This utility works as a shop window for commercial type foundries, i.e., companies that create and/or sell (or rent) their fonts to all kinds of professionals. Fontstand manages their catalog so that you only look for your typefaces once. You can search by font name, foundry, designer, or any keyword, and the program will display the results in an attractive and useful way. Each font comes with its own factsheet explaining everything about its design, the different styles available, and – of course – the rental price. You will also see a high-quality oversized preview of all the styles in that font, so that you can make informed decisions about your purchases. Fontstand offers you special deals for the fonts it promotes, including the option to rent them for a whole year and own them forever from then onwards.
The program is fairly simple and requires no specific font knowledge to make the most of it – just perform your searches and rent the fonts you need or prefer from the corresponding foundry. Alternatively, let Fontstand surprise you with the newest fonts and with stylish foundries you may have never heard of before.