Cost of a Custom Font

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.”


I highly urge you to check it out if you are trying to gauge how your new designs or customizations should be priced.

By | 2016-11-04T13:18:43+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Type Design|0 Comments

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