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
Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Contax-UMT9002677
My Darling by Alex Kaczun for Umbrella Type
Inspired by the Didone shapes, My Darling incorporates some
Didot, a little Caslon, a splash of Scotch and a pinch of old
Times. This unique display, with its high-contrast strokes is
playful, formal and just a bit sexy. The swash capital terminals
and lively curves, give this design a unique and distinctive look.
It works well as a headline font, and because it was designed with
generous counters, proportions and spacing-works equally well over
a large range of text point sizes. My Darlings' character set
supports most Central European and many Eastern European
Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/My-Darling-UMT9002774
Neil Summerour is a veteran designer who has published over 60
typeface families. He established the foundry Positype in 2000 once
he realized his addiction to fonts kept him burning the midnight
oil. If you've scanned the letterform landscape there's a good
chance you've seen his work-which can be found everywhere from
Victoria Secret to MTV.
What trends in typography do you wish would
disappear and never come back?
Grunge and deconstructivist type-it's like looking at a ran over
puppy on the side of the road-altogether sad, uncomfortable, and
pitiful. It hurts my eyes.
Do you have a favorite, guilty-pleasure, go-to
font you always find yourself wanting to use?
Too many fonts to pick from, I try to not have a favorite font.
Each job/project/use is unique and so should the decision of a
typeface(s). When I type long passages I do tend to fall back on my
Akagi Pro typeface. I designed the versatility I wanted into it, so
it's like a comfortable pair of socks for me.
How do you recognize the next trend in type
I try desperately to remain disconnected from trendy,
overly-blogged, type fads. I'd rather appreciate beautiful type in
the context it was designed and being used. A 50-yr old typeface
can have the same zest, uniqueness, and freshness of something
released (cough, copied) last week.
If the current you had to critique the novice you
on the first font you ever designed, how would that
It would end in tears and a nice bottle of
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Gibson by Patrick Griffin, Kevin King and Rod
McDonald for Canada Type
The Gibson font family hits the right spot for many people and
on many levels. It is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by
eminent Canadian type designer Rod McDonald, and produced by
Patrick Griffin and Kevin King of Canada Type, to honour John
Gibson FGDC, Rod's long-time friend and one of the original
founders of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC).
The 8-font family is available at token pricing to make it
especially affordable for design students. For less than the price
of a design textbook, a student can now have a sturdy and
contemporary humanist sans serif family that fits pretty much any
design application, and will remain useful long after academic
studies and well into a professional career in design.
Download today: http://marketplace.veer.com/font/Gibson-CDT0000576
Nothing says "I Love You" like a card you make
These fun illustrations, coupled with your uniqure turn of
phrase, will win any heart.
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