New Foundry: OurType

Fred Smeijers is internationally known for his writing and lectures, but above all, for his type designs. His fonts, like Arnhem and Sansa, are much sought after by designers seeking to dip from the deep well of contemporary Dutch typography. Founded with Rudy Geerarts of FontShop Benelux, OurType also features work by Peter Verheul, a celebrated figure from the “new wave” of Dutch type design. We love the flexibility of his Versa — it’s a serif and sans rolled into one.

New Foundry: Altered Ego

Brian Sooy is the principal designer for Altered Ego Fonts. A love and study of calligraphy are at the heart of his typographic efforts. Altered Ego Fonts' elegant display types — Acolyte, Chevron, and Verve — are narrow faces, ideal for squeezing headlines into tight spots. The unique Eclectic Collection is a series of useful and whimsical dingbat fonts. Its pixel companion comes with a variety of web-handy icons, arrows, and shopping carts.

We are proud to annouce that FF Absara took honors in this year’s TDC2 type design competition. Xavier Dupré’s latest FontFont, along with other award-winning types, will be published in the TDC annual, Typography 26, and showcased in a traveling exhibition.

FF Absara was also named as one of Typographica's Favorite Fonts of 2004 — along with FF Legato, FF Bau Italic, FF Max Demi Serif, and FF Hydra Text.

New Font: Bello

For quite some time, the talented boys at Underware taunted us with their fantastic hand lettered logo. Many wondered if the playful brush script would be translated into a font. Now we wonder no more.
Bello is an exciting release — a sign painter's script and small caps in one font, taking full advantage of the OpenType® format's alternate glyph and ligature substitution. This thing will transform your keystrokes into brushstrokes, lending a lively, handmade look to any design. The package comes with a shadowed, two-color set of common English words with delightful swash underlines.

New Font: Avant Garde Alts Make a Comeback

The Avant Garde Alternates are a trademark of ’60s and ’70s design, but have seen a huge resurgence, particularly in the realms of fashion and magazine design. Drawn in 1967 by Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase, this set of mod ligatures has been unavailable from any online font retailer for the last few years. We are elated to announce that our partner, Elsner+Flake, has brought five weights of these truly original forms back to Get yours now and lay out couture spreads like the Madison Avenue elite.

Click to see more Avant Garde with Alternates. »

Click to see the rest of the Avant Garde Gothic family and other fonts from Elsner+Flake. »

Free Font of the Month:
FF Nexus Sans Bold by Martin Majoor

Free offer no longer available but you can still test and purchase FF Nexus.


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