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Congratulations to Karl Turkel, who won $2,944 font spending money for buying the 1,000,000th font from MyFonts!

2005-01-25: Press Release

MyFonts Sells 1,000,000th Font

Leading font site reaches milestone for online font sales

CAMBRIDGE, MA — January 25, 2005 — MyFonts, a subsidiary of Bitstream Inc. (Nasdaq: BITS), announced today that it has sold its 1,000,000th font.

Karl Turkel, of Treehouse Animation, New York, who downloaded the 1,000,000th font, will receive $2,944 of font spending money as part of the MyFonts 1,000,000th font giveaway, the result of donations from participating MyFonts foundries and designers. The milestone was achieved at 5:30 p.m. on January 17, 2005. Mr. Turkel purchased the font Draft Beer from Font Mesa, a foundry out of Naperville, Illinois, founded in 2000 by typeface designer Michael Hagemann.

“I was first turned on to MyFonts by our lead designer, Antoine Veliz. The site is a huge resource for us. From the quantity and selection to the user-friendly interface, it is always our first choice when selecting a new face for a project,” explained Karl Turkel, winner of the MyFonts 1,000,000th font giveaway. “Funny enough, the Draft Beer font that I purchased was for our President, Royce Graham. Royce is an avid model airplane builder and flyer. He needed some graphics for his latest Midwest AT-6 creation… and Draft Beer fit his ‘Texas Tornado’ theme just perfectly!”

“We are delighted that MyFonts has achieved the one millionth font milestone in such a short period of time,” stated John Collins, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of MyFonts. “We focus on allowing everyone, not just graphic designers, to find, try, and buy fonts online. Offering over 39,000 fonts from almost 200 font foundries across the globe, we are now well on our way to being able to provide easy Internet access to every font in the world.”


2005-01-17: Update

Thanks to Michael Hagemann, the person who buys the 1,000,000th font from MyFonts will also receive the complete collection of Fontmesa fonts worth $496.

This brings the total value of the Millionth Font Giveaway to $2,944!

2005-01-16: Update

Thanks to Tod Dever, the person who buys the 1,000,000th font from MyFonts will also receive the Cool Fonts Collection 1.0 CD worth $99.

This brings the total value of the Millionth Font Giveaway to $2,348!

2005-01-13: Update

Thanks to Jakob Fischer, the person who buys the 1,000,000th font from MyFonts will also receive the Pizzadude Pizzadude Font CD Volume 1 worth $99.

This brings the total value of the Millionth Font Giveaway to $2,249!

2005-01-08: Update

Thanks to Ray Larabie, the person who buys the 1,000,000th font from MyFonts will also receive the entire Typodermic font library worth over $950.

This brings the total value of the Millionth Font Giveaway to $2,150!

2005-01-07: Update

Thanks to Rebecca Alaccari, the person who buys the 1,000,000th font from MyFonts will also receive a coupon for US$200 worth of Canada Type fonts.

This brings the total value of the Millionth Font Giveaway to $1,200!

2004-12-22: Update

Thanks to Steve Jackaman, the person who buys the 1,000,000th font from MyFonts will also receive a coupon for US$500 worth of Red Rooster fonts.

This brings the total value of the Millionth Font Giveaway to $1,000!

2004-12-16: Millionth Font Giveaway

The person who buys the 1,000,000th font from MyFonts will receive a gift certificate worth US$500. This gift certificate can be used for any future purchases at MyFonts. Watch the counter on the front page for today’s count!

The Fine Print

  • Bitstream Inc. and MyFonts.com, Inc. employees and their family members are ineligible to receive the prize.
  • Winning order is defined as the first order by an eligible user on or after the 1,000,000th font style sold. Multi-font packages and font CDs count once for each style in the package.
  • Offer void where prohibited by law.