As well as our collection, JY&A Fonts works on custom
type commissioned by clientsand we have one of the longest histories
Down Under on working on large international commissions.
From incorporating a logo or signature into a font to
creating a unique typeface for an advertising campaign, magazine, book,
signage, or a company, we want to work with you.
For any company, custom fonts are often the source of
differentiation in identity and brand creation, or can capture a mood
in an advertisement on television or in print. JY&A Fonts understands.
Weve also worked on font modifications and ensured
total compliance with the original end-user licence agreements.
In addition, custom fonts can be more cost-effective
for large companies. Owning a font outright can often be cheaper than
paying for multiple end-user licences.
At right is a small selection of some of our projects
over the yearsthere are more which youll have seen where weve
been behind the scenes. Our type has met some of the strictest demands
from extended character sets for eastern European languages to legal requirements
for road signage.
With Jack Yan one of the founders of type design advocacy
group TypeRight, we are committed to
ethical design, which means all our works are strictly original or created
in accordance with the end-user licence.
Contact us to discuss your commission.
Jack Yan (LL B, BCA
(Hons.), MCA) and the JY&A Fonts team have provided legal services specializing in the typographic industry
in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Among the work we have provided:
expert witness testimony in trade mark cases
where typography and typefaces are involved;
legal opinions on intellectual property involving
forensic opinions in cases of alleged
forgeries involving type.
Cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence. Examples
include: (a) cases where there is alleged confusion between trade marks;
(b) cases of alleged copying where the plaintiff believes the defendant
could not have arrived at a particular typeface choice independently;
(c) a divorce proceeding where one party produced a document purportedly
made in the 1980s when that particular version of the typeface could not
have existed; (d) a legal opinion for a client that needed to know the
legal status of font metrics.
JY Fiduci, for Lucire, 20036. Inspired by Caslon and used
for subheadings and callouts in the international fashion magazine (New
Zealand and Romanian editions).
DB Logo, for Typos and Deutsche Bank, 20012, with David Philpott, and
the permission of Linotype AG. Used for the words Deutsche Bank
in the clients logo.
Cyrillic typeface family, for international client, 2009; Latin Extended
set by Wayne Thompson of Australian Type Foundry.
Transport Medium, for Mission Hall and New Zealand Transport Agency, 2006.
Based on the design by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert. Spacing to New
Lucire for Lucire and JY&A Consulting, 20016. Inspired by
Helvetica by Max Miedinger and Edouard Hoffman. Selected weights only
National, by Paul Clarke of Paul
Clarke Creative for First National Real Estate, 2001. Legal opinion,
detailed above with the clients permission.
MoneyCenter, based on an earlier design by Monotype, 1996. Experimental
commission for KnightRidder.
Guildford, for Guildford Grammar School, 2008.
Slabb, by Kris Sowersby and completed by Jack Yan, 20056. Used
in Lucire from 2006 to 2008.