Laurence Penney

Consultant in font technology
Laurence Penney
On the Web

Laurence Penney is a consultant in font technology based in Bristol and Athens. He first specialised in TrueType: coding rasterisers, hinting fonts, and training others in hinting. In 1999 he took on the challenge of creating MyFonts, the open platform selling fonts from all foundries, and hired key members of the team that made it market leader. In September 2016 the font world celebrated the launch of the OpenType 1.8 variable font format. The following month, Laurence launched, where font makers and front-end developers are now playing with these wonderful new fonts. He looks forward to helping variable font technology flourish on the web, where the benefits are most significant.

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