When doing research, trying to figure out how much to charge for a custom typefaces for clients, I came across this article that was super-helpful and insightful. With advise from some top type designers like Bruno Maag and Nick Shinn they get deep into the discussion of price, glyph set, licensing and a lot more.
“Hi, quoting for fonts is a tricky one. Increasingly, I see people who charge 7k (US$) per weight. There is no way you can make a living from that. Consider that it will take you approx 150 hours per weight, including some initial concept work, if you want to do a good job. You will find that you’re working at 46US$ per hour. If you are self employed that does not pay for the bills these days.”