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I've put together a survey to start gathering feedback about the idea for a Non-profit Type Foundry.
I've love to hear some thoughts on the idea. Here's a quick explanation:
Our idea is to create a non-profit type foundry that runs on donations, sponsorships, and/or grants. We'd like to release typefaces to be used freely on the web or in print. It is important to us that type designers are paid for their work, so our idea is to raise the money required to commission custom typefaces from highly skilled and respected designers.
Our first goal: increase the typographic diversity on the web by providing high quality fonts to web designers free of charge. We intend the fonts to be used through methods like @font-face, SiFR, Cufon, etc...
The big difference between this idea and other websites that give away free fonts (i.e. DaFont): we believe in quality over quantity. We'd only be commissioning typefaces from top type designers. We wouldn't just be posting user submitted fonts.