The Designers Foundry — The Sampler

“To celebrate their re-launch TDF have created The Sampler. A5 cards collated with a custom-made plastic band between two hand screen printed plastic covers. The cover of the booklet features their logo in black foil, all pages are 270gsm uncoated card supplied by the friends at B&F Papers.”

Since early 2012, TDF (formally Ten Dollar Fonts) has been at the forefront of affordable and quality typography. The Designers Foundry (TDF) is a small international team of type designers. They strive to provide designers from all backgrounds with an accessible, curated and quality resource of fonts. They have licensed their fonts to an array of customers, from students 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.

“All I need to know in life I learned from KD: I learned that we live for each other. Teddy bears and roses can be worked into ANY decor… I learned about sisterhood… I learned that you can sing KD songs to your children… I learned to never say "I WAS a KD.” I learned that diamonds are a girls best friend… I learned recruitment week is the best of times and the worst of times… I learned that friendships do last a lifetime… I learned how beautiful memories are: bid day, initiation, homecoming… I learned that footsteps do echo and disappear but memories of laughter and sisterhood are cherished forever…“

It seems like spring is always a season of nostalgia for me, especially so this year since, you know, graduating and stuff. Today at SAI formal recruitment I was brought back to spring term 2010 all over again. We have 19 new members this term. 19. That is a lot of freaking MITs. But they are wonderful and listening to them go around the room telling us why they want to be a part of Sigma Alpha Iota made me so tearful. I was reminded again why I am constantly thankful for Delta Tau.

Because for all the whining, complaining, tension, etc. that comes from having a chapter of 50 girls, the good things are all still true. We accept each other and despite differences there will always be truth in the one thing we all have in common: music*.  We all have passion for music and we all express it in unique and wonderful ways. SAI is about coming together around music, but it’s through that coming together that we find out all the other things we love about each other. 

*(Maybe the other thing that we all have in common is that we’re all in love with PMA.)