FontShop Newsletter: January 16, 2013
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New foundry: Lettering Inc.
New foundry: typographies.fr
More new fonts: Platinus Script, Macula, Agmena Paneuropean W1G
Promotions: 1 day left for 50% off ITF’s Engrez & Kohinoor Latin
FontBook: Now available for iPhone
TYPO San Francisco: Register today
 
 
New foundry: Lettering Inc.
 
Lettering Inc.
 

Pulling from an impressive collection of original alphabets, type designer Stuart Sandler and company revive the work of lettering artists Ray Baker, Oscar Ogg and others from the high point of hand-lettered ad titles. The foundry name is taken from the original Lettering, Inc. of Chicago, a supplier of hand-set headlines and titles to publishers and ad agencies from 1939 right up until the digital era. Using an early phototype process, original glass masters held individual letterforms, tightly brushed on at size.

 
 
 
Feather Script
 

Feather Script

Designed by Patrick Griffin
Published by Lettering Inc.

 

Feather Script’s smoothly flowing copperplate lowercase presents a stately structure over which its exaggerated loops and luxurious, wide caps cast a casual tone. The face comes with an extensive Latin character set, many OpenType-accessible alternates and ligatures, as well as the niceties standard to revived Lettering Inc. alphabets: super- and subscripts, fractionals and ordinals.

 
 
 
Feather Script
   

If adding an elaborate decorative border around a certificate doesn’t make it official, what does? Lettering Inc.’s Certified Series fills the need for instant accreditation, making it simple to fit one or more embellished borders around a document’s perimeter at any given size or scale.

New foundry: typographies.fr
 
typographies.fr
 

Five years ago Jonathan Perez founded the French type foundry typographies.fr. Its mission is to create and distribute Latin and non-Latin typefaces, adhering to the highest aesthetic and linguistic standards. Laurent Bourcellier joined the foundry a couple of weeks after its inception, and more recently Natalia Chuvatin, Kristyan Sarkis and Irene Vlachou co-created a multi-lingual typeface with Perez. The typographies.fr typefaces received several international awards (TDC2, Letter.2, Granshan) and were exhibited in a dozen countries.

 
 
 
Joos
 

Joos

Designed by Laurent Bourcellier
Published by typografies.fr

 

Joos is based on an upright italic drawn in 1536 by the Belgian punchcutter Joos Lambrecht in Gent. Instead of doing a formal revival, Laurent Bourcellier used the concept of the typeface rather than its shapes as a starting point, idealizing Roman types by melding the characteristic graceful shapes of italics with the angularity of Romans. True to Lambrecht’s vision, all the capitals are geometrically perpendicular, while the lowercase letters have an angle varying from 0 to 2 degrees; an angle defined by the character’s structure and dimensions. Anchored in history, Joos is a contemporary typeface, both technically and from an aesthetic point of view.

 
 
 
Colvert
   

The serif text face Colvert consists of four sub-families, each created by a designer who is a native user of that specific writing system — Kristyan Sarkis for Colvert Arabic, Natalia Chuvatin for Colvert Cyrillic, Irene Vlachou for Colvert Greek and Jonathan Perez Colvert Latin. The four stand-alone families investigate the relationship between different writing systems. Instead of seeking homogeneity, the designers visually differentiated their designs as much as possible to allow each sub-family to freely express its individual characteristics. Yet used together, they blend harmoniously to create complex multi-language, multi-script text.

More new fonts: Platinus Script, Macula, Agmena Paneuropean W1G
 

Platinus Script

Designed by Alejandro Paul, Angel Koziupa
Published by Sudtipos

Sudtipos continues its tradition of adapting conventional calligraphic methods from the last two centuries to produce modern digital scripts for the current one. Platinus Script Pro explores the evolution of invitation scripts from the classic commercial lettering of the 1930s to the styles found on greeting cards of the 1980s and 1990s. Available in two weights, each loaded with alternates, loops and swashes, Platinus Script Pro is great for product packaging, book covers, menus and greeting cards.

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Platinus Script
 
 
 
 

Macula

Designed by Jacques Le Bailly
Published by Bold Monday

Inspired by Oscar Reutersvärd’s impossible perspectives and M.C. Escher’s optical illusions, Macula is an “impossible typeface”. It comes in five styles. Some are designed to be used independently, while others can be stacked to produce mind-bending polychromatic typography. To enhance its liveliness every character in Macula comes in two versions, which are alternated automatically by OpenType features. The design also includes stylistic alternates for A, E, N and O.

 
Macula
 
 
 
 

Agmena Paneuropean W1G

Designed by Jovica Veljović
Published by Linotype

Jovica Veljović created Agmena to be the perfect book face. Although it shows some similarities with classic Renaissance serif fonts, it has no real historical precursor. This poetic text face has clear, open forms. Large counters and a relatively generous x-height ensure legibility even in small point sizes. Tiny variations in related character shapes enhance its informal quality and lend it a handmade appearance. Agmena’s vibrant and sculptural letters also cut a good figure in display use.

 
Agmena Paneuropean W1G
 
New font promotions: Kohinoor Latin and Engrez Sans 50% off
 

Take advantage of Indian Type Foundry’s promotional pricing on Kohinoor and Engrez, 50% off through tomorrow January 17.

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50% off Kohinoor Latin & Engrez Sans
FontBook: Now available for iPhone
 
FontBook for iPhone
 

FontBook for iPhone

Have you heard? FontBook App is now available on the small screen. FontBook for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad is 99¢ in the App Store. These folks have:

“As you’d expect from an app directed at people with an eye for style, FontBook comes baring a beautiful, clean interface that manages to offer tons of information without ever feeling cluttered. And for information that used to cost $99 in physical book form, this is a steal.” — Gizmodo

“If typography were a religion, FontBook would be the Bible. So, folks, no more excuses for boring typography: FontBook 3.0 is now a universal app and costs a mere $0.99. YES!” — swissmiss

“The app is obviously a handy tool for designers, as both a pocket reference and a way to carry a complete font resource in your pocket for client meetings, but it‘s also a fun app for anyone with an interest in typography.” — TechCrunch

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TYPO San Francisco: Register today
 
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Come see us at TYPO in April. Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and learn from some of the great talks presented by our inspiring speakers like Eike König (HORT), Rena Tom and more.

A fantastic opportunity for design students and professionals to mix. Thanks to Typekit, student tickets are a reasonable $200!

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