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