Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Introducing Ainslie Slab










Holy Dooley! It’s a new Ainslie!

Based on the inspiration from Mt. Ainslie and the Ainslie suburb outside Canberra, the original Ainslie adds [these characteristics] to the project. And now the muses of Ainslie are back at work, lending their structure as the foundation of Ainslie Slab. Like its big brothers, the new Ainslie Slab puts together a great mix of influences from Oz for a great looking typeface with some ace new shoes. Slab’s spiffy new slab serifs complement the classic frame, making the result a ripper Aussie typeface that can be used with a great number of applications.

Take a look at the trendy typeface’s alternates in action, too. You can access these in any OpenType-enabled application. Alternates, swashes and alternate titling caps allow you to customize your look and feel. Capital swash alternates, old style figures, and compact caps are included to add a bit more flexibility to your work, too. OpenType enabled applications can take complete benefit of your automatic replacing ligatures and alternates, and this font also presents the glyphs to help a wide array of languages. View all of these in the PDF brochure.

Try it for copy. Try it for a headline. Try it alongside the original Ainslie or Ainslie Sans. Whichever way suits you best, give it a burl. You won’t be sad you did.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Introducing Le Havre Rough














Le Havre Rough. It’s high-resolution, hand-crafted letterpress to the core. Based on insigne’s popular Le Havre typeface, this new heat-treated, weathered face of all caps joins the realism and appeal of the top-quality Le Havre family.

Rough’s eroded, printed look is extremely customizable, offering eleven distressed choices that appear fantastic even at large output sizes. Go ahead. Try it on, say, a billboard. Maybe even Times Square. The font includes hand-printed texture and distinctive shadow choices, too. Options include three inline versions, two shadow layers, and a clean primary version. Combine and match the options easily as you need, layering normal and shadow variations to alter appearance and texture. You can activate Art Deco alternates by using OpenType contextual alternates.

Rough has an extra-large character set for many languages. Additionally, the typeface offers 62 extra ornaments like arrows, emblems, numbers & lines. Use its full texture and grit to capture the classic, genuine print feel that you need in your project.

A few suggestions for use:

- In Photoshop, jigger with various 'anti-aliasing' options for best outcomes. Smooth or strong is generally best.
- In Illustrator, the shadow layer occasionally doesn’t align when using the regular layer. To fix the alignment, open the type drop-down menu and choose Area Type Options > Em Box Height. Learn more about the using layered type styles on this informative video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2QZYHv6ABQ



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New from insigne: Plathorn









Vast and untamed, the American West once stretched as free and wild as imagination itself. Still beautiful, the Wild West of long ago and the new West of today is now to be found in insigne’s new face, Plathorn.


That’s right, folks. When the West called, Jeremy Dooley reached up like Pecos Bill, grabbed it by the reins and pulled it in, then using its wide, roaming elements to design this functional font that still has an unbroken spirit burning deep inside. This down right, no-nonsense, orthodox face leaves off any of that extra fancy stuff that doesn’t belong on a ride.


Plathorn comes with a family of cowhands as wide as the Rockies, bringing specifically tailored condensed and extended sub-families along with it too. By design, it’s not very obtrusive like its unorthodox reversed tension brethren. Leave those for the next font rodeo. This mount features barely a hint of a serif that hearkens back a hundred years or so to sign painters and package lettering artists of early twentieth century. They’re sure to put the sharpness, gumption and grit you need into your copy.  
So grab a tall glass of Plathorn and drink in the deep taste of America’s big country. Put it in your next magazine. Put it in your brand. This typeface’s offbeat appeal is bound to bring a bit of wild U.S. to your free-spirited work.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ainslie Sans is here. Give it a burl.












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Say g'day to Ainslie Sans, insigne Design’s new typeface. Like its big brother, the new face incorporates a mix of influences from Oz, although Sans is pared down from the original semi-serif.

The original Ainslie was inspired by Mt. Ainslie and the city of Canberra’s inner suburb of the same name. Canberra is Australia’s capital--a planned city designed by American architect Walter Burley Griffin. Griffin’s style and geometric design for the city, which include Mt. Ainslie, are now also the same structure that make up the foundation of Ainslie Sans.

Unlike the original Ainslie family member, though, Ainslie Sans does away with much of the aboriginal-inspired touches by eliminating the semi-serifs, forcing the font to borrow more heavily than its predecessor from Canberra’s distinct, geometric design and style. The result’s a spiffy Australian font that’s usable within a wide array of applications.

The trendy typeface incorporates a multitude of alternates. You can access these in any OpenType-enabled application. Alternates, swashes and alternate titling caps allow you to customize the look and feel. Also incorporated are capital swash alternates, old style figures, and compact caps. Check out the PDF brochure to view these options in action. OpenType enabled applications can take complete benefit of your automatic replacing ligatures and alternates. This font also presents the glyphs to help a wide array of languages.

Try it for copy. Try it for a headline. Try it alongside the original Ainslie. Whichever way suits you best, give it a burl. You won’t be sad you did.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Introducing Celari Titling












Need for speed? Satisfy it with insigne’s Celari. Take it for a drive and watch how its simple curves, easy lines, and sturdy shapes handle the edges and corners of your projects with smooth and rapid execution. The negative space cuts through the rounded sans serif letterforms of Celari, giving this all-caps typeface a strong impression of dimension and speed. Celari’s organic stroke direction allows you to ease through its gentle turns, too, causing the font to hum around the lines of your project like a V8 engine on an open Nevada highway.
The speed and agility of Celari is built for nothing less than a headline. Use the larger-than-life power of this face for any number of oversized applications--mastheads, posters, web headlines, flyers. It provides excellent performance for service-oriented ads where efficiency and quick buyer service are priorities.
Customize your ride, too. The OpenType version of Celari includes some serious add-ons to make it your design. The font incorporates discretionary ligatures for some funky combinations and adds in stylistic and contextual alternates for virtually endless possibilities with the characters, ligatures, and composites. Make sure your setup allows for OpenType fonts (Adobe CS suite or Quark) before unleashing the fun of Celari, though
Be confident with your design. Be quick with your message. Take Celari for a drive and unleash the strength and velocity of its character in your design. You’ve been holding back long enough.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cabrito Sans: Kick off your shoes & feel the “sans” between your toes.










It’s time to kick off your shoes and feel the “sans” between your toes. Like Cabrito Inverto, its stress-reversing cousin, the new Cabrito Sans serves up something nice and cool in the heat of the project.

A quick recap: the original Cabrito is an insigne Design slab serif produced for the kid’s book The Clothes Letters Wear. It’s been pretty well-received--even more than I expected. I promised to grow the family with a free-standing inverted style that could pair well with Cabrito. (See Cabrito Inverto.) Now, I’m rounding out the family with this well-crafted sans.

And so now, Sans is where it’s at. Strip away the serifs of Cabrito, and you have a laid back, rounded sans serif alternative served up over easy. This handwriting-inspired creation--like its relatives--is definitely not uptight about its forms (though not afraid to show them off a little).

Cabrito Sans’ whole pack of alternates is accessible in any OpenType-enabled program. This kiddo consists of a workforce of alternates, swashes, and alternate titling caps to give the font a little extra sweetener to its flavor. Also bundled are swash alternates, old style figures, and compact caps. Check out the interactive PDF brochure to test out each these options. This font family members also consists of the glyphs for 72 various languages.


Cabrito Inverto and Cabrito do pair nicely with Cabrito Sans (in case you doubted). Use Sans--or all three of these amigos--to express friendliness on just about anything: food, candy, toys, cars (if you’re feeling bold). Don’t wait, though. Purchase Cabrito Sans today, and bring a one-of-a-kind look to whatever your computer’s next design party is.


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