Vesper & Beyond: Introducing Our New Foundry…

Mota Italic - not yet online - bummer!

Today’s post is a bit of a mixed bag. It was intended to be an exciting announcement about my new project, but certain events have toned things down a bit.

As many of you already know, I have been working on Vesper full time these last few months, expanding it, and preparing it for sale. On top of this, Sonja Stange and I have been tirelessly developing and coding a new online store to sell our fonts.

So, as somewhat of a pre-announcement, we present our new digital “type foundry” Mota Italic!

The site is not currently online, but behind the scenes things are about finished. The goal was for it to go live at the end of March, but that now seems highly unlikely. Thanks to German bureaucracy the proper business permissions are still not yet finalized, so it is not legal for me to sell fonts in Germany. Hopefully this will be cleared up quickly and the site can go live soon (possibly still on schedule) or else with as minimum delay as possible.

We are looking forward to finally revealing the site and our new fonts to you all! Vesper is looking good and I am quite proud of how the site looks and functions. Sonja has done some amazing work with the store. Nothing is “out of the box” – just about every module, script, and element has been customized. We have created a unique browsing and buying experience that is simple to use, yet presents our products in depth. By selling the fonts ourselves we are able to offer some special license policies and ways to manage your accounts and purchases. These details will be clarified more in the next weeks.

There is no point in teasing any more with this announcement, since I am not actually showing anything concrete. Just watch out for Mota Italic, it is coming soon!