Patron, a sans serif influenced by type designers Günther Gerhard Lange and Roger Excoffon. Patron has been developed by uniting their contradictory approaches to create an expressive, yet versatile grotesk. As a result, Patron is characterised by a generous x-height, distinctive stroke endings and an unconventional shift in balance, inspired by Excoffon — and a precise, consequent […]
This is the teaser video for Signo, a typeface Rui Abreu has launched today at MyFonts. Signo is a dynamic sans serif with reverse contrast, designed for editorial and branding. The unusual stress angle for a sans-serif typeface, shifts the weight from the vertical strokes to the horizontal strokes, with a calligraphic modulation, attributes that […]
G-Type’s first new font release of 2014 is actually a major reworking of an old one, Precious Sans, which originally appeared back in 2002. The new family is called Precious Sans Two, available from g-type.com with a 50% discount until the end of January, then with 25% off the standard price until Feb 28th 2014. […]
New from ReType, Medusa is Ramiro Espinoza’s homage to one of the most renowned masters of Spanish calligraphy, Ramón Stirling, who was active in Barcelona during the 19th century. Not much is known about his life, and there is even some doubt as to his real name, but his Bellezas de la Caligrafía(Beauties of Calligraphy) is […]
A recent Thursday at 10:23 a.m.: In the basement of Arion Press, where they still print books the old-fashioned way, Lewis Mitchell slid open a box of parts used to change the font size on the Monotype casting machines he has maintained for 62 years. “I thoroughly enjoy the sound of the machines turning, and seeing […]
Damien Gautier is a designer from Paris, with his own atelier bureau205 together with Quentin Margat. Great fonts are available from the sister site editions205. They have recently released Maax, a typeface with 4 stylistic sets: standard, geometric, modern, grotesk. Also from them, remember the Happy Typographic Families deck of cards?
I think I need an iPad. FontBook, now in version 2.0, is the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 type foundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. This 7 min tour explains the main features of FontBook. Description on their site: If typography were a religion, this would be the Bible. FontBook is […]