New Year New Type

     

FontShop welcomes Typonine and Typerepublic, two collections that venture to parts of Europe that are seldom explored by design, yet rich in typographic treasures. A native of Croatia, Nikola Djurek brought his unique background to OurType for the highly original Amalia before striking on his own to create the Typonine foundry. Based in Barcelona, Andreu Balius of Typerepublic boasts a deep knowledge of Spanish typefounding history along with a touch of Czech influence.

  
New From Typonine

Stencil
  

Typonine Stencil OpenType

Reminiscent of the picturesque lettering that marks the streets and squares of Venice, Typonine Stencil is an elegant alternative to the brutish sans and slabs that dominate the stencil genre. Three weights are available in each of two widths. All the fonts contain gorgeous ligatures and extensive support for both Western and Eastern European languages.

  
Tempera Rose
  

Tempera Rose OpenType

With soft edges and a friendly, humanist structure, Tempera Rose joins a growing company of blunt sans serifs. Yet it stands on its own in terms of weights (three grades of Book, plus Light, Normal, Medium, and Bold + italics for each weight), features (built-in small caps, oldstyle/lining/tabular/proportional figures, fractions, an alternate ‘g’), and language support for all Latin based European languages.

  
New From Typerepublic

Pradell

Pradell OpenType

In researching 18th century Spanish type specimens, Andreu Balius was inspired by the work of Catalan punchcutter Eudald Pradell (1721–1788). Balius’ meticulous study and drawing for Pradell earned him Excellence in Type Design awards from both the Type Directors Club and Bukva:raz!/ATypI. The family includes Regular, Italic, Bold, and Small Caps along with a full complement of ligatures, ornaments, and fleurons.

  
Czeska

Czeska OpenType

A tribute to Czech artist Vojtech Preissig, the OpenType version of Czeska employs contextual alternates to give text a lively, organic feel in keeping with the spirit of Preissig’s woodcuts.

  
Super Veloz
  

SuperVeloz OpenType

Digitized by Andreu Balius and └lex Trochut, SuperVeloz was originally created by Barcelona type designer Joan Trochut in the early ’40s. The set of seven fonts presents an unusual opportunity for the type user to become a type maker, creating letterforms with a kit of lines, stripes, curves, and curls. Another TDC2 award winner.

Photos of SuperVeloz specimens courtesy Josep Patau. See more »

  
Taull
  

Taüll OpenType

Take a trip to the heart of Pyrenees mountains, with its tiny villages, Romanesque churches, old huts, and dark forests with dragons and princesses. Straddling the line between blackletter and sans serif, Taüll is Balius’ effort to link the medieval with the modern.

  
  

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Font used in title graphic: Czeska.

  
  

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