Rent-a-Font with SkyFont!

Would you rather buy a DVD for $20 or just rent it at a Redbox for as long as you need it for a dollar a day? When you are done watching the DVD, it is unlikely that you will keep watching it unless you really enjoy the movie so the cheaper way to go is to rent it and give it back when you are done with it. That is the idea behind SkyFonts, a cloud-based font rental service that allows users to rent thousands of typefaces. 

Why would anyone pay for temporary access to a font when there are thousands available online, you ask? For one, the upfront cost of access to a large pool of content is lower than it would cost to own them, kind of like Spotify. Spotify, for example, allows you access to a huge database of music that would otherwise cost an arm and a leg to own if you bought each one. SkyFont allows users to access more than 8,000 fonts that you can try for free for up to five minutes which helps expand your design options and creativity. For the ones you enjoy, you can pay for them for as long as you use them then they are automatically deleted from your computer.

Vice president and general manager of Monotype’s e-commerce group Chris Roberts explains,“Though many trialing options exist, SkyFont succeeds like no other by allowing users to experiment with the actual fonts. We believe this could redefine the way designers search for type, while significantly altering the way fonts are purchased.” Of course there are many services similar to SkyFont, but the rental aspect differentiates it from the competition. So if you yearn for more creativity in fonts for your web development needs, SkyFont could be your answer!

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Lucas Lopvet Project Management Lucas was born and raised in France and became a US citizen in 2007. He started at JHMG as a web designer back in 2010 and progressively added managing projects and company operations to his role. Those 12 years of experience working at JHMG have given Lucas the knowledge that it takes to manage projects closely and thoroughly, by planning, organizing and managing resources for a successful result. As a front-end developer, he has extensive WordPress knowledge and experience, he has been involved in hundreds of development projects by designing, developing, deploying, maintaining and repairing sites for small/medium businesses, non-profits organizations, and more. His lifelong interest in visual art began during early childhood, his areas of expertise include graphic design, web design and logo design as well as children’s book illustrations. He keeps drawing on a daily basis for fun and sometimes painting. Lucas and his wife have 2 kids and have been living in northern Argentina since 2017 surrounded by the Andean cloud forest and colorful Toucans.

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