Velvetyne — libre & open source type foundry

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WTF is VTF?

We are VTF, or the Velvetyne Type Foundry. We design and distribute free and open source typefaces since 2010. We organise ass-kicking workshops for humans and computers.

VTF has been created in 2010 by Frank Adebiaye as a logic continuation as his blog about typography and type design. If he began alone, he quickly invited Jérémy Landes-Nones and Sébastien Hayez to join him in the adventure. Nowadays, Velvetyne is a growing collective run by the three first members plus Raphaël BastideMartin Desinde, Julien Imbert, Louise DrulheLucas Le Bihan, Anton Moglia and Hypsoline.

The foundry is happy to count in its published designers : Jean-Baptiste MorizotQuentin BodinJil DanielAdrien MidzicMatthieu CannavoChristophe BadaniLoïc Sander, Olivier Dolbeau, Hélène Marian Srodogora, Charles Pailler and Morgan Gilbert.

WTF can I do with VTF fonts???

All the fonts hosted on Velvetyne are libre and open-source. This means that anyone can :
1. use them
2. modify them
3. redistribute them
4. redistribute the modificated versions.

These rules are true for personnal and commercial works. Velvetyne fonts can be used on any medium you could imagine : poster, logo, magazine, website, app, t-shirt, videoclip, truck… Please be sure to credit the work of the type designer and of our foundry whenever you use one of our fonts.

If something is not as you like it in one of our fonts, you're free to modify it to fit your tastes or your needs. In this case, you have to redistribute your creation under the same licence under the one the original typeface was released. Please don't hesitate to send us the modified versions of our fonts!

Support and donate

If you like our fonts and our activities, please consider donating to our non-profit organisation. This will allow us to continue distributing new quality open source fonts and improving our existing catalogue. Visit our donation page.

Our Manifesto

We, VTF, dauntless offspring of the Postscript generation, we chase at the speed of the electron, the course of typography and its attendant of wrestling writing warriors. Like Spartacus, we unchain glyphs from unfair laws and arbitrary conventions, like Ben Hur on a gigantic tank, we welcome script horsewomen and type charioteers and all tremendous, armed with bulletpoint pen and bold crossbows, wearing draw hats, we challenge here and now the tantalizing palimpsest of today.

Let’s keep in touch

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We are always looking for new fonts and new people. If you want to publish a font with us or join our adventure, drop us a mail: vtf1554@gmail.com
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About this website

This website was designed by Raphaël Bastide assisted by Étienne Ozeray. Jérémy Landes takes a share of the updates of the site. It was developped with ofont, and set in Millimetre and Steps Mono (stretched).