About This Site
Fonts In Use is a public archive of typography indexed by typeface, format, and industry. We document and examine graphic design with the goal of improving typographic literacy and appreciation.
The first incarnation of the site launched in December 2010 as a Blog. The new version, which debuted in July 2012, introduces the Collection, a much larger database open to contributions from visitors.
To contribute to the Collection, create an account and add Uses:
- Click “Add a Use” from the account menu in the top right corner of the site. A pop-up window lets you upload images from your computer and add typeface, category, description, and copyright info.
You can also use the bookmarklet to quickly and easily add Uses directly from nearly any website. Just drag the bookmarklet (below) to your bookmarks toolbar and click on it whenever you see an image (or images) you want to contribute. The image(s) will be sent to the "Add a Use" form where you can add more detail.
Any kind of image is welcome in the Collection, as long as type is clearly visible. Of course, large images are preferred to small ones. Don’t worry about resizing — images are automatically scaled to fit the site.
All you need is an image and a title. A description, commentary, typeface tags, or other metadata, are also welcome, but not required. Read more about contributing to the Collection.