Formula Type is a contemporary and independent digital type foundry from Italy. We produce retail and custom fonts with the utmost attention to quality and customer needs. The foundry was established in Udine in 2022, even if it all started ten years before as Think Work Observe, a graphic design office occasionally producing fonts in its Type Department – until it got very serious. Formula Type is today a real foundry with its own language and open collaborations with talented type designers.
Piero Di Biase, founder
Past and present collaborators/designers include:
iKern (Igino Marini)
At the moment there aren’t open positions but we’re always curious to have a look at your works. Please send your portfolios ⁄ CV’s at firstname.lastname@example.org
We love music and definitely love playlists – especially the ones our friends musicians and artists create for us at Formula Tapes
Website design by Formula Type
Coding by Davide Giorgetta
Typeface FT Aktual by Formula Type
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Formula Type, di Piero Di Biase
28, via Mercatovecchio, 33100 Udine (Italy)
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Reading long informative texts on a screen can be difficult and tiring, so we extracted some basic information to help you choosing, purchasing and understanding the font license terms. Any special requirements? We are happy to discuss them directly.
What kind of license do you offer?
Our licenses are “All in one”, this means that each license include use for print, websites, social, mobile apps, e-publications, broadcasting, videos and films.
In which formats are the fonts provided?
Fonts are provided in OTF (OpenType CFF), WOFF and WOFF2 formats. You may only serve the fonts on websites using the CSS @font-face rule and in the WOFF and WOFF2 formats. Use of the fonts in OTF format on the web is not permitted.
Who is the owner of the Typeface License?
The company that uses the fonts. Since we aim to simplify and modernize licensing conditions and pricing, we believe that the Typeface License should be owned and paid by the company for which the fonts are being used.
Can I purchase the Typeface License for someone else?
Yes. If you are a designer you may purchase on behalf of a client, but remember it is the client who is the owner of that license, unless you and the client are the same legal entity. You will be able to edit license holder details during your purchase. It is also possible to share the cart with the license owner before checking out.
How do I calculate the price of the Typeface License?
Since larger organisations can extract more value from the same fonts, the price is based on the company size. The only number you need to know is how many employees, in total, work for the licensee. This way, there’s no need to predict how many people will be installing the fonts or track the website’s traffic over time. Plus, we don’t charge extras for using fonts on the web or other media.
How many times do I have to pay?
Our fees are one-time fees. The fonts are priced based solely on the company size of the font’s license owner, not on the number of people working with the font files. You are required to upgrade your license only if the company significantly changes its size and the use of the fonts increases beyond the agreed uses.
Are prices final?
Prices do not include Value Added Tax (22%). We do not charge VAT if your company owns a registered VAT number or a company number. If you are an individual or a student, and do not have a VAT number nor a company number, please contact us by email.
What is the currency?
All prices listed are in Euro.
How can I pay?
Our site allows you to directly purchase licenses by bank transfer, credit card or via PayPal.
Can I download a trial version?
Yes. Trial versions are only for testing purposes and can’t be utilized for the final design work without license. Test fonts may be installed on an unlimited number of workstations for an unlimited time. Test fonts may not be modified. The character set supports all languages included in the original version, and is supplemented by basic numbers, punctuation and symbols.
I am a student: can I get a license at a reduced price?
Yes, strictly limited to non-commercial work. Feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org specifying your position as a student, the typeface you are interested in and the project for which you intend to use it. If your request is considered relevant, you will receive instructions on how to proceed with your purchase.
We are open to discussing possible discounts for non-profit associations, cultural and educational institutions. Write to us at email@example.com for further details.
Any use of the Fonts in political or religious contexts requires express written consent from Formula Type.
We are available to produce customized versions of our fonts or to design an original one for your project. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some details: we will be glad to submit our proposal and take charge of the request.
We are always interested in new typefaces. If you would like to submit a typeface, please send a few samples and your portfolio (both PDF and website are fine) at email@example.com
End User License Agreement
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