Veer Announces New Types Amidst Awards Recognition
Veer announces a number of new additions to its extensive type collection while contributors receive award recognition.
CALGARY (May 5, 2010) - Veer (www.veer.com), a producer and provider of affordable visual elements and design-related products, has announced the addition of a number of type collections and exclusive individual typefaces as it continues to expand its range of affordable and skillfully designed types.
TypeTogether, a collection of feature-laden fonts of the highest quality designed for editorial and corporate use, has been expanded – with the addition of four fonts: Etica, Rue, Edita Small and Skolar. Etica, created by the well-known Italian design firm LeftLoft, is a strong and versatile sans serif that rests aesthetically somewhere between a grotesque and humanist style. It successfully combines masculine force with female delicacy and includes soft strokes and open counters, while Edita Small expands the existing Edita family with four new fonts designed to work perfectly at very small sizes.
Veer has also added other new collections and typefaces including:
- Brownstone – Exclusive to Veer, Alejandro Paul’s latest original 21st century masterpiece is a soft, monoline sans-serif with ornate details inspired by the historic brownstone buildings of Brooklyn, New York. Brownstone joins the Umbrella collection. The draftsman-like letterforms coupled with decorative frames and ornate details that reflect an old-meets-new aesthetic. See the slideshow here.
- Facetype Foundry has joined Veer as part of its Umbrella collection, inaugurating the relationship with nine new type families. Facetype, founded in 2008 by Marcus Sterz and Andrej Waldegg, specializes in imaginative display types, with many exploring the use of multiple overlaying pieces to create unique multi-colour typography.
- The Alphabet Collection draws inspiration from 20th century American pop culture. Michael Doret – founder of Alphabet Soup – designs typefaces reminiscent of vintage matchbook covers, theater marquees, enamel signs and mid-century packaging. His work has been featured in Time magazine and the KISS, “Rock and Roll All Over” album cover.
- Dunwich Type founders – this collection has been created by James Phuckett. His most recent release, Armitage, is a sans serif type family in 12 styles, which evokes the vintage warmth of American typography from the late nineteenth century, with asymmetrical strokes and subtle flares. Veer will also represent Downturn, Black Monday and Recovery types as part of the TypeTrust collection.
In addition, Veer is proud to recognize the work of its contributors including:
- Alejandro Paul’s latest addition to Veer, Brownstone, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence at the biennial Tipos Latinos 2010 exhibition held in Montevideo, Uraguay. Only six other typeface designs out of the 448 submissions were awarded the organization’s highest recommendation of quality.
- The 2010 Type Directors Club Annual Awards recognized two veer fonts from the 176 entries, including Deliscript by Michael Doret and Fugu by Neil Summerour.
“The popularity of unique typefaces continues to soar as designers look for creative ways to make content stand-out – whether in print or on the information-heavy worldwide web,” says Joe Newton, Product Manager Type for Veer. “Our latest typefaces, such as FaceType and Dunwhich Type founders, will offer our customers a broader range of truly specialized fonts to choose from.”
Veer offers over 9,000 typefaces in collections including: Umbrella, stylish display faces handpicked from around the world; Jukebox™, inspired by sign painting and vintage Americana; Cabinet™, distinctive text families for large projects and identity systems that features recognized international foundries such as TypeTogether; and Red Rooster, which offers new designs and interpretations of historic faces.
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