Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Brutish, Industrial Lines. Check out Dever.












Dever’s brute, industrial lines are rounded up in this new typeface from Jeremy Dooley. Dever combines plenty of inspirations. It’s the flair of the Wild West melded with a shout out to the sign painters and package lettering artists of the 1800s. Dever’s big, bold, and handy frame moves through all three of the family’s strapping members.

First is the sans. No doubts on what this brother’s like. Dever Sans is as straight-forward as you’ll find in this family with its four separate weights and numerous distressed options. The second of the kin’s a bit of half-breed, you might say. Pointed serifs bring a sharpness to this outfit. Rounding out the family is Dever Wedge, a bit of wild rodeo all its own.

This poke’s a quick draw with any of its 107 fonts, and with it’s auto-replacing alternates, no two repeating characters are alike. You’re guaranteed a great show anytime Dever leaves the chute.

The route to Dever was long, with many a switchback. The Wedge variant was designed first, shelved, then developed into Plathorn. But I wanted to return to those brutish forms and decided to round out the family with a sans, serif and plenty of other options.

Any of the Dever family have an extended character set including Central and Eastern European languages. The strong faces have specially adapted sub-families, too, so they’re bound and determined to have an outstanding impact at whatever size you use ‘em. It’s a hard ride ahead corralling all those words. Be sure and add these able-bodied boys to your posse today.




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Relax. Deep breath. And step away to font nirvana with Cabrito Semi.










Relax. Deep breath. And step away to font nirvana with Cabrito Semi. Like its Cabrito relatives, Semi’s handwriting-inspired feel is mellow and care-free. But don’t misunderstand us. Even with its fun-loving peculiarities, this free spirit will command whatever party you invite it to. It’s a perfect blend of unique and functional.

So what’s the secret of this little one’s strength? It’s pure balance. Cabrito Semi’s energy surges from deep within the relaxed, balanced tones of its humanist structure and calligraphic crafting.

The 36 fonts of this well-crafted semi serif originate from the popular Cabrito, an insigne design slab serif developed for the kid’s book, The Clothes Letters Wear. Along with its other amigos, Inverto and Sans, Cabrito Semi rounds out this easy-going household of fonts. The four fonts play well together on anything from meals and candy to toys and cars. With the support of the other three, Semi makes a great choice for titles and moderately long text like you would use for websites, flyers, and packaging.

Semi’s complete pack of alternates is accessible in any OpenType-enabled system. This kiddo has loads of alternates, swashes, and alternate titling caps to add a bit of sweetener to the balance. Also bundled are swash alternates, old style figures, and compact caps. Preview any and all of these features in the interactive PDF brochure. This font members of the family also consists of your glyphs for 72 languages.

So who says you can’t love quirky? Take a look at Cabrito Semi--and any of the other members of the Cabrito family. You’re bound to find yourself loving fun all over again.




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Maris: Rich. Whimsical. Handdrawn.













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Maris is a rich, elegant script, subtly characterized by a whimsical handwritten calligraphy. The family is composed of six different weights, each one bolder than the last but all equally as filling. The lighter weights move delicately through each line, showing a gentle strength in their smaller frame. The six weights from these lighter forms to the bold include some textured versions such as jean, wood, print, rough and halftones.

The Maris family performs superbly in custom headlines and logotypes. Turn on Swash, Stylistic or Contextual Alternates for even greater emphasis. Opentype lets you “auto-magically” swap out letter sets with alternate versions and creates the visual diversity that gives you the one-of-a-kind look of custom lettering. It also uses OpenType features to assist with letter flow. When you choose to make use of its open-type decorative glyphs, your headlines will dazzle.

For the greatest benefit, grab the entire Maris family. Thanks to its variety of styles, Maris makes it easier for you to design. With this large font family, solve your design problem with just one typeface.






Monday, June 1, 2015

SteamCourt, an unforgettable steampunk typeface.









Think smart. Think regal. Think SteamCourt, a new font designed specifically for the card game SteamCourt.

A bit of background if you will:

In early 2014, some friends from my college days banded together to form their own game company. Their first launch? A current Kickstarter they named SteamCourt.

I love Kickstarter. It’s a fantastic platform, a great way for individuals to introduce the public to their visions. I’ve started a couple of them myself--both including fonts designed specifically for the projects. The first is Chatype, a font created exclusively for the city of Chattanooga. The second: Cabrito, a font developed as part of the children’s typeface book, The Clothes Letters Wear. It’s wonderful to work with so many others who come alongside to help you vision become reality.

Naturally, hearing of my friends’ project, I contacted them about adding a new face to their venture as well. I gave them carte blanche. They wanted steampunk. It was a great challenge, the result of which is now SteamCourt, an unforgettable display typeface that draws from the mix of Victorian regals, metallic and brass engineering, cogs, clocks and blackletter typography. It evokes a time of skillfully forged metalwork and an era of intrigue and excitement, filled with audacious feats of engineering and innovation and the perilous journeys of the airship.

While influenced by the era of blackletter, SteamCourt is an unmistakeable departure from the style of two centuries past, yet it still shines in its given display roles with a distinct regal twist. The serifs are asymmetrical, yet the characters are all specially and delicately balanced. It’s an eye-catching alternative to blackletter with modern steampunk touches.

The game’s signature typeface has sizeable language support on top of 90 alternate characters as well. In addition to a generous number contextual alternates, SteamCourt features stylistic alternates that allow for buyers to customize its visual appearance for their preferences, helping to make it a superior option for packaging, branding and enormous typesetting logotypes as well as shorter textual content.

Check out the game, but grab the font, too, to be a part of that crib created as a companion for the new game in court. It’ll be the ace up your sleeve for many rounds of design ahead.




Monday, May 18, 2015

Introducing the hand-drawn, weathered texture of Le Havre Hand.












Le Havre. It’s a family with no lack of characters diverse, yet none are as deep or tested in their appearance as the weathered, hand-drawn texture of Le Havre Hand.

Tall and lean, the well-aged face carries with it the stories of a thousand miles. Starting with a sans as its origin, this handwritten font’s layered structure has been shaped through time and trial, ultimately capturing the simple beauty of a wise, experienced character.

This layer-based font family includes style variations and new layering solutions. Le Havre Hand includes 21 font files. It also includes an outline, crosshatched versions and five inline variations, several extruded variants including a unique wireframe options. There are two extruded fonts and two drop shadow fonts. For users that have Opentype programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Publisher and Quark, each font also comes with an established set of art deco alternatives.

Le Havre Hand’s alternate characters come together to exhibit a clear sensitivity to the art deco style. Use them on their own or increase your options by using them with any of the other members of the Le Havre family.

Take time to look deep into the soul of Le Havre Hand. It’s often the tested, weathered hand that is most reliable to guide you to success.