Product Hunt Daily Digest
May 24th, 2018

Airbnb, Netflix both launched a custom font ๐Ÿ“
Airbnb's new font ๐Ÿ“
Little known fact: your favorite fonts aren't free.
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The owners of your favorite fonts โ€“ Garamond, Times New Roman, Georgia โ€“ charge businesses who use their font on their website, app, and advertisements.
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Instead of paying millions of dollars for licenses, tech companies are starting to design their own fonts.
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Airbnb launched their own font earlier this week: Airbnb Cereal, in homage of the Obama and McCain themed cereal boxes that co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia sold in order to bootstrap Airbnb.
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It's free for anyone to download: try it out now. ๐Ÿ˜‹
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Airbnb isn't alone: Netflix launched Netflix Sans earlier this year, and both Apple and Samsung use custom default fonts.
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You can now design your own font too:
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๐Ÿ“ Fontself lets you design custom fonts in Photoshop.
โœ๏ธ Calligraphr converts your handwriting into a font.
๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ FontJoy generates smart font pairings in one click.
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And of another font catches your fancy, use WhatTheFont to snap a pic and itโ€™ll find the closest match. Itโ€™s like Shazam for typography nerds. ๐Ÿค“
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