Fugu by Neil Summerour for Positype
After his success with the rough script forms of Baka Expert,
Neil Summerour shied away from handwritten scripts. Some years
later Neil was drawn to some Sumi-brush doodles he had done around
the time of Bakas release, initially intended as a sibling to Baka.
As soon as brush hit paper Fugu took on a life of its own.
Fugu is far more expressive, smooth and rough, tasty but sticky.
This dichotomy demanded a new name. Fugu is the Japanese name for
Blowfish or Pufferfish, a delicacy, which if prepared improperly
can be toxic and even deadly. The fonts rough and smooth texture
suggests Fugu is oddly delicate while rough and functional.
Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Fugu-PST0000366
Friendly by Neil Summerour for
Friendly is an homage to Morris Fuller Benton's adorable
Announcement typeface. It is not a strict interpretation, digital
revival or reverent reproduction of the original letterforms… but
we would be remiss to not acknowledge the letterforms that inspired
Infused with stylistic alternates, swashes, titling, many many
contextual alternates, 9 stylistic sets and 2 stylistic sets with
wordmarks, the typeface surely lives up to its name. Loops, swashes
and typographic indulgences abound.
Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Friendly-PST0000826
Baka Expert by Neil Summerour for Positype
The latest iteration of Baka is Baka Expert. As Neil admits,
he's very critical of his work and he could still see things - e.g.
modulations of strokes, angle of the nib, ink swell, & so on -
that he wanted to change, refine and reorder with the first
versions. He wanted to take this handwriting font and turn it into
a robust typeface. Upgrades include adding back in more of his
initial flourish concepts, attained tighter, consistent control of
the modulation, optimized points, added titling options and an
expanded character language set. Baka Expert is an entirely new
re-envisioning of an old friend, and we're sure you'll agree.
Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Baka-Expert-PST0000779
Cynapse OT Family by Neil Summerour for
A need for fine print evolved into this pseudo-techy
looking type that standardized and glorified the ink trap (the
small, tiny allowances of white space that reduces the amount of
ink hitting the page, and in effect, reducing the appearance of
bleed). The result was Cynapse. This OpenType
(OT) version contains additional OpenType features that include
expanded ligature sets, fractions, 5 sets of numerals as well as
including small caps and Central European diacritics.
Akagi Basic One by Neil Summerour for
As Neil says - Akagi started as a rough sketch while on a really
long plane ride to Tokyo in 2007. I wanted to develop a sans serif
that was a complete departure from my successful Aaux Pro (now Aaux
Next) sans serif family. Whereas Aaux and its siblings are rather
unforgiving and stark in their presentation, I wanted this new sans
serif to "smile" at you when it's on the page. When the plane
landed and I realized I did not sleep through the 15 hour trip, my
brain shut off, the laptop closed and I hopped in the car to the
hotel-forgetting the "new sans" folder on my desktop.
Fast forward a few months and I found myself seeing a lot of
crisp, rigid, robot-like sans serif typefaces everywhere... I
enjoyed this new crop of faces but wanted to see something
"friendlier" and remembered my earlier sketch work. The groundwork
was there screaming at me to complete and Akagi arose from the
ashes. To be truly satisfied with it personally, a great deal of
time was spent trying to create a harmony between line and curve in
an attempt to show that you can be crisp, clean and legible and
still keep some personality. The Light and Fat weights (Regular and
Italic) are my favorites and I hope to see them as the workhorses
of the typeface.
Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Akagi-Basic-One-PST0000168