Meant to address the issues of digital editorial design, the newest release of DSType Foundry, Foreday, is a type system consisting of a Sans, a Semi-Sans, a Serif and a Semi-Serif. It is also available as a single variable font that includes them all, and everything in between, given that it has an axis for adjusting between serif and sans designs. A very smart use of the new variable font format!
The only glitch is that, to get your hands on the variable font, you have to buy the full Foreday Superfamily, priced at €575, which is about $700 😬 But see for yourself and play with it on DSType’s website!
German-Finnish foundry Schick Toikka just released their very own take on the grotesque genre. The outcome, Grotesk, is an all-purpose family available in two variants: A and B. While Grotesk A is beaming with confidence, Grotesk B is narrower, but not a condensed.
Also, the foundry launched Merged Contours last week, a printed specimen book featuring the personal interpretations of their typefaces by nine of the foundry’s favorite designers and illustrators. Limited to 500 copies, the book is just as beautiful on the inside than on the outside (pictured above).
Amalia, one of the first typefaces designed by Nikola Djurek, originally published on OurType in 2006, has been remastered and republished on Typotheque. With its wedge serifs and graceful proportions, Amalia is an excellent choice for long text settings. Note that you can also try it and rent it on Fontstand.
Designed by Connary Fagen, Roxborough is a serif inspired by calligraphy and hand lettering, which is particularly apparent in its italics. Available in eight weights, Roxborough is both chic and traditional, and can be used for a wide range of applications, including branding and identity design. Get 50% off until April 30, 2018.
Lux Typo, the Los Angeles studio of Greg Lindy, released a Display extension to its original Gustan family. Not only the Gustan Display Suite introduces two new styles: Ultrablack Densa (pictured above) and its condensed, but it comes with Gustan Forma and Gustan Signa, two sets of fonts allowing for interesting effects thanks to their OpenType features (both pictured above).
Commons is TypeType’s official corporate typeface, and is also featured in the foundry’s logo since its rebranding in 2016. Altough Commons was not meant to be released for sale, TypeType decided to launched it due to popular demand, after significantly improving it. Supporting Latin and Cyrillic scripts, Commons is available in 18 styles and can be used for any task, as its name suggests.
Created by Stefan Wetterstrand to kill time over “uninspiring lunch hours”, Lunchtype started in 2015 and is now a continuous typographic project: whenever a boring lunch hour occurs, he creates a new letterform for it. Lunchtype is currently available in 16 styles across three optical sizes. Free for personal and commercial use.
The newest release of Hanken Design was inspired by the early American Gothic typefaces. Designed by Alfredo Marco Pradil, Gothic is available in six weights, from Regular to Black, plus italics. You can download Gothic SemiBold and its italic for free, or for a limited time, buy the full typeface (12 fonts) for $18.
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