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Wednesday,
February 12, 2014

1:11 PM

Paul Friesen
  • Paul Friesen
New Font Release - 02.16.2014

New Font Release - 02.16.2014

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

Wednesday,
February 12, 2014

1:11 PM

Paul Friesen
  • Paul Friesen
New Font Release - 02.15.2014

New Font Release - 02.15.2014

Friendly by Neil Summerour for Positype

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 this typeface.

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

Wednesday,
February 12, 2014

1:10 PM

Paul Friesen
  • Paul Friesen
New Font Release - 02.20.2014

New Font Release - 02.20.2014

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

Wednesday,
February 12, 2014

1:09 PM

Paul Friesen
  • Paul Friesen
New Font Release - 02.19.2014

New Font Release - 02.19.2014

Cynapse OT Family by Neil Summerour for Positype

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.

Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Cynapse-OT-Family-PST0000378

Wednesday,
February 12, 2014

1:09 PM

Paul Friesen
  • Paul Friesen
New Font Release - 02.18.2014

New Font Release - 02.18.2014

Akagi Basic One by Neil Summerour for Positype

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

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