Black Foundry released Clother, a geometric sans built for use in branding and corporate communications. The lowercase features unique letterforms, mostly the ‘f’, ‘g’, and ‘y’. The typeface is available in four weights (Light, Regular, Bold and Black) and supports four scripts: Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic and Hebrew.
🎁 Get 35% offVesterbo (now with italics) and Bluu Suuperstar, two other typefaces from the Black Foundry library, until March 1, 2018.
Letter Omega, the new Iceland-based foundry of Doni Sukman, just launched its first typeface. Neufile Grotesk is a highly legible sans serif, perfectly suited for both display and text use. The typeface is available in six weights plus matching italics, and an extended version. Get 60% off until February 16, 2018.
New addition to the Swiss Typefaces lab, IKANSEEYOUALL is a display serif with maximum stroke contrast: while thicks are ultra bold, thins are delicate hairlines. I find the numerals, commercial at and two ampersands particularly exquisite. Like all Lab typefaces, it comes in a single style.
Signal Type Foundry released a stencil version of Pressio. With four widths and five weights, it’s far more versatile than most stencil families. Also, the clarity of its construction makes it surprisingly legible in text sizes. Like its solid sister, it includes a set of stylistic alternates to round off some of the unexpectedly sharp corners of letters like s and a.
Half a year after releasing Bitcount, a type system of pixel fonts, Petr van Blokland is back with Upgrade, an extensive and feature-rich sans serif. The typeface already covers an impressive range of weights, yet Petr plans to expands the family to include a text optical size, a rounded version as well as a variable version. Read full story.
Nils Thomsen’s very first release, Meret, is back in a new and improved version after eight years. However, you might already be familiar with the typeface for its use in Fast Company magazine since 2011 – mostly for text, but sometimes also for larger sizes, such as subtitles on the cover. Nils shares his (re)design process, including early sketches, in this article. Currently 50% off the complete family pack.
Designed by Damien Gautier, the latest release of 205TF is an elegant and audacious display font. The capital-only typeface is available in uppercase, lowercase and small caps. It also features superiors, uncommon ligatures with specific spacing and stylistic alternates. Definitely a great option if you need to create distinctive titles.
Designed by Riley Cran, Mort Modern is a robust serif inspired by the lettering work of Mortimer Leach. The typeface spans 56 styles in three optical sizes, including italics and stylistic alternates. In addition to reviving his work, the project features a biography of Mortimer Leach, beautifully written by Riley Cran himself. The typeface is available in standard and pro version. Pay what you want for personal use.
The first typeface which entirely originated from the womb of Production Type, Cardinal is a serif that explores the idea of artificiality in an organic environment. As Jeremiah Shoaf (from Typewolf) puts it, the condensed styles bring to mind the type found on early Apple advertisements.
Faune was designed by Alice Savoie as a commission for the Centre National des Arts Plastiques. Its styles draw inspiration from different sources, mostly animal forms and related literature. The minisite is nicely done as well, featuring a series of original illustrations by Marine Rivoal. Free for personal and commercial use (with attribution).
The latest release of Velvetyne Type Foundry is an open source typeface designed by Jean-Baptiste Morizot. Its quite unusual design was inspired by medieval calligraphy as well as street graffiti (particularly apparent in its dripping feelings). Jean-Baptiste shares his design process in this interesting post. Free for personal and commercial use.
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