Goodbye Catapult

TLDR: our web font service Catapult will stop working on September 30, 2020.

If you are using it to serve fonts on your website, Behance page or our iOS app, see the instructions below to backup your web fonts.

👋 Bye bye Catapult

Over the past 5 years, we've launched many initiatives to ease your typographic life, and the Catapult service aimed to streamline the process of hosting & using web fonts.

While Catapult was available as a free beta, it turns out that the opportunity deserves a lot more resources & attention than we can afford, and as a result we will focus back on all the other challenges related to the creation of great quality fonts.

On the long term, we still believe that the value proposition of Catapult is a powerful one, and we hope to tackle in this challenge again in the future.

Thank you all for your trust in using it.


What will happen to the fonts served via Catapult on a website, widget, or Behance page?
They will keep showing up until September 30, 2020, after which they will be deleted on October 31, 2020. You can follow the backup instructions below to get a copy of your web fonts and serve them on your own.

What will happen to the fonts securely hosted on the Fontself Catapult website?
Access to the Catapult website will be discontinued on September 30, 2020, after which all fonts and related data will be deleted on October 31, 2020.

What about the Fontself iOS mobile app?
It will be discontinued as well by October 31, 2020. While you might still be able to use the app afterwards, no font will be synchronized anymore after September 30, 2020.

How do I remove the fonts I uploaded to Catapult?

  • In Fontself Maker, log into Catapult from the top-right drawing menu:

  • Then in the Fonts view, press Delete under each font:

Backup instructions

You can download a copy of any Catapulted font as web font files (including WOFF, WOFF2 and the related CSS) for free from Catapult:

  • In Fontself Maker, log into Catapult from the top-right drawing menu:

  • Click View on each font file.
  • Click Download web font to get a ZIP archive containing all the web font files:

  • You may then upload the web font files to your hosting provider and replace the Javascript or CSS code to reflect the change of file path. Instead of pointing to the Fontself server, link to the local folder on your host server.

For instance, in HTML replace this:

<link href="" rel="stylesheet">

with the local folder name:

<link href="LOCALFONTFOLDER/YOURFONT-regular.css" rel="stylesheet">

And in CSS, replace:

@import url('');


@import url('LOCALFONTFOLDER/YOURFONT-regular.css');

That's it.

If you have any questions, we're happy to help on this transition phase.

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Hello, we are 3 guys with a simple goal: to bring you the most user-friendly font creation tools. Yep, 'cause self-expression rules !!! ✊

Our journey started back in 2006. We had several attempts along the years, but in 2015 something really cool happened: 760 Kickstarter backers decided we should keep working and ship some of the cool prototypes we'd built.
We are now dedicated to crafting creative tools that any creative can use.

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