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Jorge Cisternas for Latinotype
Blanc is a humanized industrial grotesque with a wide stance and casual posture. The tension in its curves pushes outward creating high shoulders, low joins, and superelliptical shapes that relax as the styles progress from thin to black. Eight weights plus bonus inline styles.
Gareth Hague for Alias
Sabre takes cues from the work of stone masons whose inscribed letter shapes were largely dictated by their medium and process. Bear in mind that while these forms are highly graphic at large sizes, they’re also strong forms that reduce nicely at and below 6–7 points.
Latinotype Team for Latinotype
If a straightforward condensed sans isn’t enough fun for the particular typographic exercise you had in mind, remember that Latinotype’s Titular comes with a matching set of alternate fonts full of stacked ligatures, curvy tails, bouncy closed loops, and other stylistic variants.
Jose Luis Vivas and Alejandro Paul for Sudtipos
José Luis Vivas creates a fresh view of Eastern culture with Salamat, an expressive brush script developed while visiting Asia, most notably the Philippines. Together with Alejandro Paul, the pair worked to adapt the original artwork into a typeface full of life, ligatures, and alternates.
Jim Parkinson for Parkinson Type Design
Balboa Plus is the chromatic cousin to the Balboa family, a compressed gothic in four stacking styles: Primary (outlined casting a shadow), Inline, Gradient, and Fill. Typographic poster compositions come alive in it, and like all of Jim Parkinson’s faces, it lends a warm touch.
Setimo is the perfect example of doing a lot with a little. Within a range of just three weights, the face comfortably accommodates the setting of both headlines and body text. Its simple, unencumbered forms remain just distinctive enough to project solidity and sophistication.
Marconi Lima’s Petala Pro is marked by subtle increases in weight at its extreme ends, clearly reserving its Regular and Italic for the heavy lifting in text. The fine graduations allow the typographer to precisely dial up the density in display settings. Nine complete weights.
If you’ve never heard of eBoy, they could easily become your new favorite digital artists and toymakers. Let us introduce you by way of interview to the three-piece phenomenon with some background on how they got started, what inspired their pixel font designs, and what they’re doing now.
What’s new in Gill Sans® Nova? See for yourself with before-and-after images and commentary, along with comparisons of previous versions of Joanna® to the new and much improved Joanna Nova.
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