As with all good curation, the selection process was uncompromisingly arbitrary. We started with passing around a list of the year’s releases, each member of the staff ticking a box next to their favorites. When it came time to narrow it down, editors Yves Peters and David Sudweeks looked at which entries got the highest marks, which felt underrepresented, and took it down further to just 15.
Contrary to the one-off nature of most script fonts, FF Eggo™ is a tasty upright script in five weights; and don’t worry, it comes with italics!
Mark Caneso for ps.type
At large sizes this wide-set English Grotesque creates a cohesive, swirling texture by means of its inwardly-curved terminals.
Buendia gives the typographer a complete text suite with supporting display faces, all in a minimum of styles, and all filled with Iberian sensibility.
Jens Kutílek for FontFont
Calm, unpretentious and yet reservedly flamboyant once you spend an afternoon together, FF Hertz™ is the kind of typeface that slowly warms to its reader.
This neat upright cursive looks at home in both American and European markets, due to its inventive and culturally blurred forms.
Sami Kortemäki, Akiem Helmling and Bas Jacobs for Underware
Underware takes the entire stencil game up a notch with Tripper, a playful industrial face with chromatic sets, ‘stencil kerning,’ and variants for producing physical stencils.
In seven weights, Objektiv steps through three discrete levels of the geometric sans, from most severely geometric, Mk 1, to most readable, Mk 3, with a soft pedal in between.
Gareth Hague for Alias
Sabre owes its striking appearance to the letter parts connected at an incised, angular point, as if snapped together from a kit. Its sharp aesthetic is inspired by inscriptional forms of letters carved from stone.
Drawing from multiple historical sources, the elegant quill script Auberge offers a wealth of alternates, swashes, and ornaments.
The interplay of verticals, horizontals and diagonals in the sturdy slab serif Brace is reminiscent of the traditional Swedish “korsvirke” (timber framing).
Jasper de Waard for Bureau Roffa
Optimized for large sizes, Proza Display increases the contrast in the humanist sans serif shapes of Proza for added impact and elegance.
Taking its cue from wide slab serifs like the popular Hellenic Wide, Filmotype Wand introduces more rounded forms for higher readability. The character set also covers Greek and Cyrillic.
Satya Rajpurohit for Indian Type Foundry
The straight-sided display sans Akhand delivers impact where space is of the essence. The super family covers Latin as well as a variety of Indian scripts.
Beloved offers a unique range for display use – a monoline romantic script evoking classic 20th-century penmanship; a sans serif titling face with numerous swashes and alternate forms; and a set of ornaments.
Toshi Omagari for Type Together
Marco is a lively text face with a touch of informality. Its letter forms were inspired by 15th century humanist types, which were admired for their beauty and ingenuity.
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