FontShop Newsletter: June 20, 2012
In this issue
   
New foundry: MB Type
New foundry: Arabetics
New Filmotype fonts: Filmotype Adonis, Filmotype Major Family, Filmotype Panama
New Wiescher font: Monogramma
FontShop exclusive: Alias Didot
Promo: Free Tablet Gothic Semi Condensed Extra Bold
Promo: 50% off Novel Sans Rounded
 
 
New foundry: MB Type
 
MB Type
 

Matthew Butterick is an attorney who advocates raising the bar for type design in the legal profession. He’s known for his book and website, both called Typography for Lawyers. After releasing several Font Bureau faces, he now designs attractive, practical fonts under his own name MB Type.

 
 
 
Equity
 

Equity

Designed by Matthew Butterick
Published by MB Type

 

Equity’s sole purpose is making legal documents easier on the eyes. Designer Matthew Butterick adapted its features to legal software, heretofore known for its organizational capacities but not so much for its typographical savviness. He included two text grades for ideal output to office printers. Descended from Monotype Ehrhardt stock, Equity reads credibly, sets economically on the page, and satisfies the common requirement, “Times New Roman font, or comparable.”

 
New foundry: Arabetics
 
MB Type
 

FontShop welcomes the Arabetics library. Saad Abulhab started Arabetics in 2003 in response to the rising demand for Arabic type and the software to enable its automated typesetting. His designs range from traditional script to the fully rationalized and experimental.

 
 
 
Lahab
 

Lahab

Designed by Saad Dean Abulhab
Published by Arabetics

 

Lahab’s structure of graphic interplay extends from the solid horizontal movement along its baseline to each of its strong, lively forms. In three weights, each complete with italics, Lahab is suitable for both text and display. The face takes inspiration from the Diwani calligraphic tradition.

 
 
 
Nastarkib
 
 

Nastarkib

Designed by Saad Dean Abulhab
Published by Arabetics

 

Informed by the Nastaliq style of Persian calligraphy, Saad Abulhab’s Nastarkib uses controlled shifts of stress to create gracefully balanced letterforms and exotic rhythm. Nastarkib comes in two weights, each with a companion italic.

 
New Filmotype fonts: Filmotype Adonis, Filmotype Major Family, Filmotype Panama
 

Filmotype Adonis

Designed by Charles Gibbons
Published by Filmotype

Charles Gibbons revives the 1952 Adonis, one of Filmotype’s first casual handwriting fonts. This feature-rich face comes with ranging and lining figures and a number of alternate glyphs, including contextual alternates like punctuation for all-caps text.

 
Filmotype Adonis
 
 
 
 

Filmotype Major Family

Designed by Rian Hughes
Published by Filmotype

If you’re going to make something fun, you’d better be prepared to go all the way. Rian Hughes’ reintroduction of the Filmotype Major Family has arrived at a particularly sweet spot in this regard. Its tight brushwork solidifies its casual, playful nature. The Major Family comes in three widths.

 
Filmotype Major
 
 
 
 

Filmotype Panama

Designed by Patrick Griffin
Published by Filmotype

Patrick Griffin’s reanimation of Filmotype Panama stays true to the original, a caricatured modern of goofy proportions. Balancing out Panama’s high contrast is the heavily bracketed wedged serif. As with all Filmotype fonts, use OpenType to access its full set of fractionals, ordinals, and character alternates.

 
Filmotype Adonis
 
New Wiescher font: Monogramma
 

Monogramma

Designed by Gert Wiescher
Published by Wiescher

Make custom interconnecting monograms with Gert Wiescher’s Monogramma. The carefully fit face puts stately inscribed Roman letterforms to work on towels, shirt cuffs, and anything else you mark yours.

 
Monogramma
 
FontShop Exclusive: Alias Didot
 

Alias Didot

Designed by Gareth Hague
Published by Alias

Gareth Hague’s latest work evokes the cleanly cut lines of the stationer, it’s a plainspoken, romantic that stands comfortably narrow. Like his Perla, Alias Didot also comes in an outlined variant. FontShop is pleased to offer Alias Didot exclusively.

 
Alias Didot
 
Promo: Free Tablet Gothic Semi Condensed Extra Bold
 
Tablet Gothic Semi Condensed Extra Bold
 

There’s no reason not to try the latest sans family from TypeTogether, even if that reason of reasons–budget–doesn’t permit. Weighing in at 42 fonts, Tablet Gothic spans six widths and seven weights, and you can get Tablet Gothic Semi Condensed Extra Bold for free.

Download Download Tablet Gothic Semi Condensed Extra Bold

 
Promo: 50% Off Novel Sans Rounded
 
Novel Sans Rounded
 

Looking for a sophisticated sans with a bit of warmth? In marking the new Atlas Font Foundry, Christoph Dunst’s Novel Sans Rounded is selling at half off. Get the newest member of the Novel Superfamily at this promotional price until June 30.

Novel Sans Rounded at half price ($99) »

 
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