Fontcraft Assists Hurricane Relief

Digital typefounder donates proceeeds of font sales to Red Cross, Baton Rouge Food Bank

Our offer to contribute all proceeds from the sales of Ironworks for the past two days to hurricane Katrina disaster relief was quite successful

Digital typefoundry Fontcraft, in the post in thier news site Scriptorium for 5 August 2005, “Fonts for Distater Relief #2″, details thier efforts to generate donations for disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina victims.

The first stage of the drive involved donating all proceed from the sale of thier font “Ironworks” over the period of 3-4 Sept to the Red Cross. “Our offer to contribute all proceeds from the sales of Ironworks for the past two days to hurricane Katrina disaster relief was quite successful, raising $522 which has been sent to the Red Cross”, stated Fontcraft’s Dave Nalle.

Though this stage of the fundraising has ended, another has begun, and the beneficiary of this round is to be the Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Starting today, 100% of all sales of the font “Guede” will be donated to the charity. Dave Nalle:

Guede is a display initials font based on the traditional Voodoo veve symbols transformed into letters. I know it’s a bit cliche to associate Voodoo with New Orleans, but it’s part of the romance and history of the city, so it seemed like an apropriate choice. We think Mme. Laveau would approve. It’s also a great font for the upcoming Halloween season.

To purchase Guede and participate in Fontcraft’s charity effort, go to Fontcraft’s Scriptorium website and follow the appropriate links. To minimize overhead and maximize donation, they ask that fonts be digitally delivered.