Sooz pinged me to let me know that she and Joshua Darden launched a new site for Joshua Darden's font design studio. I've gotten a glimpse into this business from what Sooz tells me about her work with Josh. It is a pretty fascinating business. The amount of cash that companies pay for newly designed fonts is astounding. Not sure I'll ever afford that - or even find it a justifiable expense given my current marketing budget. Nevertheless, Josh does amazing work. And I am happy when any artist can practice what they do and make a living from it.
On a sorta related note, as a photoshop hack, I'd love to see a public listing of fonts and their names. Anyone have a listing like that? Do designers actually memorize all 1 million fonts that are offered in photoshop?