Suomi Hand now available

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Suomi Hand will soon be available from FontShop (Stephen Coles talked me into signing with them), but – greedy me – if you want to get this font right now, send me an e-mail. I've sent the signed contracts to FontShop, so Suomi Hand should be available in within a month or so.

So, Mike Diaz, you do in fact have a chance to have this font; Lumene company went from advertising company to another for some two years, micro-managing their tag line from "The Secret of Nordic Beauty to "The Secret of Nordic Nature", and never implemented the Lumene font, so I got fustrated, and re-draw the whole font, and re-named it Suomi Hand. It was used in a charity event, and I promtly got an e-mail from Lumene company complaining inappropriate use of their font, but I just told them to check their lisence agreement that has a three year exclusive right, and also pointed, that I've in fact re-drawn the glyps. (Just to be sure.)

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viamedia's picture

Että näyttää siltä kuin se on ihana fontti käyttää malleja, Tomi! Too bad it will be too expensive for me (at least for now).


hrant's picture

So you're allowed to sell it after you sign the contract, until when?


Tomi from Suomi's picture

Hello, Hrant. I'm not sure what you meant by your question, but if you refer to the Lumene deal, I never signed any formal contract with them, only sent the EULA with the font, which agreed to three years exclusive use to Lumene. That was in 2004.

Jens Kutilek's picture

Hrant, I can guess what your question is aiming at.

A foundry can sell their fonts through different channels, FontShop USA being one of these channels. Those distribution contracts are usually non-exclusive, that means the foundry still can sell their fonts through other distributors, like MyFonts or their own foundry website.

On the other hand, if a designer submits his work to a foundry to get his fonts to the market, the foundry usually gets the exclusive distribution rights to the fonts (but could, as above, use different channels for distribution).

hrant's picture

Oh, that makes sense - thanks.
The difference between FF and FSI can be confusing. :-)


Stephen Coles's picture

Perhaps this helps: FSI runs two operations: a foundry (FontFont) and a retailer (FontShop).

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