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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

Wednesday,
February 12, 2014

1:08 PM

Paul Friesen
  • Paul Friesen
New Font Release 02.17.2014

New Font Release 02.17.2014

Angel Script by Neil Summerour for Positype

A light, contemporary monoline script.  There's approximately 695 individual glyphs complete with Stylistic and Contextual Alternates, Titling Alternates, Swashes and even Old Style Numerals. Needless to say, there's a lot 'under the hood', and the typographic flexibility Neil wanted with earlier concepts shows in grand style with this release. The single weight font includes a complete Central European and Western diacritic set as well.

Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Angel-Script-PST0000173

Wednesday,
February 12, 2014

12:00 AM

Paul Friesen
  • Paul Friesen
New Font Release - 02.12.2014

New Font Release - 02.12.2014

Baghadeer by Stephen Rapp for Cabinet Type

Baghadeer, from the hand of Stephen Rapp, is an upright connecting script brimming with personality. With its exuberant capitals, dashing crossover strokes, and rhythmic pulse; it retains the active spirit most associated with slanted scripts, but with the grounded presence of an upright.

Baghadeer contains 780 glyphs featuring a plethora of swashes, ligatures, and alternate letters to individualize the look of your project. There is also a set of small caps and ornamental flourishes to add some finishing touches. It contains feature programming to make typesetting seamless and has all the language coverage you'd expect in a pro font.

Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Baghadeer-Family-CTT0000655

Monday,
February 10, 2014

11:46 AM

Paul Friesen
  • Paul Friesen
New Font Release - 02.14.2014

New Font Release - 02.14.2014

Contax by Alex Kaczun for Umbrella Type

When Alex worked in advertising, he was often asked to supply the art directors with ideas for a san serif type design that was not the standard Helvetica or Univers. They wanted a fresh new approach, something with generous proportion, like Avant Garde perhaps, but not as uniform in proportions -  a font that would lend itself well to wide and long columns of text with lots of leading. So, he rolled up his sleeves and designed a font that met all their criteria. Contax is the new 'Univers' for the 21st century.

Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Contax-UMT9002677

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