Ask DN: How do you mock up work with fonts you don't own?

over 7 years ago from Nathan Jackson, Digital Designer at FEED

  • Geoff Yost, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Well, Fontstand is a useful app that has allowed us to trial some good, popular typefaces. Downside: the selection is limited, but it's a start at solving this problem.

    Occasionally, for mockups, we'll use a battery of screenshots of web type previews, even in print projects. That's not always helpful (works better for body copy and headlines, than for say, logos).

    Otherwise, we have language in our contract for third party expenses. If we think it's the right thing for the project, we go ahead and buy. Our clients are buying our judgment; they tend to trust we're only going to buy what we need.

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