Tuesday, September 22, 2015


As designers, we seek perfection and originality. The more we step back and look at our work, the more changes we tend to find necessary. Drastic modifications are inevitable.
The same is true of Grayfel. Grayfel began as an exercise at insigne to explore the crowded space of neutral sans. While the world of sans serifs is admittedly crowded, I still managed to find something new and different.
The final Grayfel consists of 42 full-featured OpenType fonts containing three widths: Regular, Condensed, and Extended. Every width consists of 14 fonts--seven weights with matching italics, making it a good companion for setting clear text and headlines for print and screen. OpenType features are also available. There’s a total selection of figure choices, such as proportional and old style figures. Additionally, Greyfel includes sophisticated typographic attributes: ligatures, fractions, alternate characters, small caps, superscripts and subscripts. Its extended character set supports Central, Western and Eastern European languages.
Optical compensations also mean the outcome of this family is a hybrid of humanistic proportions. It's a well-finished design with optimized kerning gives it a friendly look. If you like sans serifs within the tradition of Futura, Helvetica, Avant Garde and Avenir, then you’ll love Greyfel, too.
Grayfel works well in a variety of applications. Subtly neutral yet fun, it’s suitable for headlines of all sizes as well as for text. Put it to the task for marketing, packaging, editorial work, branding and even on-screen projects. Try it out: it’s not just fun and playful; it’s Grayfel.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Introducing Solitas Slab: turn heads with its soft, distinct look

Slab serif, meet the curves of Solitas. The new slab sister of insigne’s successful Solitas family will turn your head with its soft, but distinct look. Solitas Slab defies the typical feel of the robust slab category with her more compact structure and rounded corners to create a confident charm that complements everything sweet from cookies and puppies to whiskers on kittens.

Solitas Slab offers you a full suite of 42 well-rounded fonts that read well both in print and online. Its round, open letter types make it quick to read, and the intermediate weights execute impeccably for copy, while bolder versions make expressive headlines and subheadings. Using its subtle geometry, its seven weights and three widths along with its optically adjusted italics tackle even the most complicated, ambitious typography with heart-warming grace and poise.

Solitas Slab OpenType options include titling caps, small capitals, ligatures, ordinal characters, fractions, numerator and denominator as well as superscript and subscript. Solitas Slab also supports Western European, Central and Eastern European languages.

Enjoy the softer side of Solitas Slab today for your packaging, web, or print. You’ll soon find this friendly font to be one of your favorite things.

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.