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Together, we are The Designers Foundry


Since early 2012, TDF (formally Ten Dollar Fonts) has been at the forefront of accesible and quality typography. The Designers Foundry (TDF) is a hand-picked international team of type designers. We strive to provide designers from all backgrounds with a quality resource of curated fonts.

We have licensed our fonts to an array of customers, from students and studios all the way to major international clients such as Nike, Oprah TV, Harper Collins, Dolce and Gabbana, GAP, EA Games and the BBC to name a few.

We make it possible for anyone to attain a great range of fonts while directly supporting independent type designers.

Custom Type Services

TDF can create exclusive type solutions for your brand, from a custom typeface, logotype or even a full branding project. We’re designers who love to work with passionate, likeminded people. We create strong and unique work that fulfills all of our clients’ needs. Our advantage of being a diverse global team of designers means we’ve got the power to match the best designers to the job at hand without passing on extra costs to our clients. Please note this is a premium service. Contact us for more information.


When ordering a font, you’re purchasing a license to have the rights to use our fonts in your work, our designers always retain ownership of their fonts. We offer four different license options designed to cover all standard uses for fonts. That being said, if your use is not covered, simply email us and we can arrange a custom license. We sell our licenses for individual users to keep our prices affordable. We offer multi-user licenses and discounts (for more than five users); please email us to get a discount code.

A growing range of our fonts are available as WebFonts. Our WebFonts come in a range of formats to suit all mainstream web browsers.

To learn more about what license is best for you, head over to our license summary page.


Credit card and order data is encrypted and secure. Shopify, our ecommerce platform, is Level 1 PCI compliant and uses 128 bit SSL certificates to keep order details secure. You have the choice of paying directly on our secure checkout with your MasterCard or Visa, or securely with PayPal.

Our checkout is hosted by Payment Express, a global leader in payment technology. It provides us with a PCI DSS compliant payment solution that is certified with all major card schemes. Alternatively, you can checkout securely through PayPal with all other credit card types.

Technical information

Our fonts are created in industry-leading applications and we deliver our desktop fonts in .OTF format, which can be installed on Windows, Mac, Linux and other systems. Our WebFonts are usable as EOT, TTF WebOnly and WOFF. We are currently rolling out WOFF2. If you require your fonts in other formats, please contact us. The number of languages supported by our fonts ranges between fonts; if you require a Latin-based language to be added to a font, just ask and we can add it, in some cases at no additional cost.

Our mission

To provide the creative industries with a quality and curated resource of unique fonts that is accessible to all designers.

Collaborate with us

TDF is always excited to hear from like minded and passionate people wanting to bring two industries together for the shared love of creation. In the past we have worked on clothing, stationery and mobile applications.

  • It's Nice That
  • Monocle Magazine
  • AIGA Eye On Design
  • Httpster
  • The Next Web
  • Computer Arts Magazine
  • Threaded Magazine
  • Creative Bloq
  • People of Print
  • The Fox Is Black
  • Grain Edit
  • Typography Served
Friends of TDF
  • B&F Paper
  • GoodType
  • Threaded Magazine
  • The Brand Identity
  • New Zealand Design Assembly
  • Your mum
  • Daniel McQueen – TDF Creator/Director
  • Georgy Malanichev – Website
  • Quinn Keaveney – Type Tester
  • Wade Jeffree – Branding