Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Introducing Grenale Slab

Grenale Slab adds to the the new standard of elegance within the Grenale family. Not your typical slab, Grenale has some unique forms that give it a look all it’s own. This glamourous slab still draws much inspiration from Grenale’s Didone sans and it’s haute couture influence. Independently attractive, it’s balanced and poised, with well formed strokes.

Grenale Slab’s thin weights are simple but vibrant--elegant forms that naturally lend themselves to designer journals and high-end branding along with upscale applications. With added energy and power, the thicker weights give your work a firmer, statelier look. Grenale Slab’s upright versions are also matched by optically adjusted italics.

The fashionable typeface includes a multitude of alternates that may be accessed in any OpenType-enabled application. The stylish features include a large group of alternates, swashes, and meticulously refined details with ball terminals and alternate titling caps to accessorize the font. Also included are capital swash alternates, old style figures, and small caps. Peruse the PDF brochure to see these features in action. OpenType enabled applications such as the Adobe suite or Quark can take full advantage of the automatic replacing ligatures and alternates. This family also offers the glyphs to support a wide range of languages.

Any of Slab’s weights also provide a well-matched companion to its original counterparts, #2 and the original Grenale.

It’s time to think high-class. Graceful and assured, the carefully crafted forms of Grenale Slab step pleasantly onto each page with elegant charm. Include its range of alternate glyphs, and this chic font is a superb choice for bringing a far more refined look to your copy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Straightforward. Multifunctional. Yorkten.

Clean and welcoming, the distinct look of Yorkten is remarkably satisfying to the eye. Straight to the point, Yorkton features a fashionable, geometric composition with angled main stems. There are no fewer than fifty-four fonts in the family, all of which are characterized by one of three widths – extended, normal or condensed. Each individual subfamily is equipped with eight weights from Thin to Black with respective Italics, giving Yorkten a breathtaking range of fonts to boast.

The greater value for you, though, is its members’ ability to work well together. With a deep toolbox of weights and widths to choose from, this family provides you with significant value and a broad number of design solutions, making sure you have the tools you need for each challenge.

So where should you use the font? Jeremy Dooley designed Yorkten’s underpinning structure to be compact. Combined with its superior features and terrific legibility, this versatile font can be used effectively for many jobs, whether in print or on screen. Use it freely for e-books and apps.  Yorkten is particularly great for headlines, banners, posters, and websites.

As with all insigne fonts, fonts that are well received by the market are expanded into future variants such as rounded or slab serif types. Yorkten's later expansions will increase the versatility and functionality of the family. There’s no need to wait for these future releases, though. This new face already complements a number of other insigne faces, such as Grayfel, Look, or the Cabrito Superfamily.

So what are you waiting for? Get Yorkten today and bask in the rich potential it offers!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Introducing Sangli

It started in 2007 with Chennai, the first of a three-part series of sans that I envisioned with slab serif counterparts. Each font would differ from the others in how the stem terminals were expressed. The initial font was extremely well received, and a revitalized and remastered Chennai made its appearance two years later, complete with new weights and new, novel OpenType features.

Then came Madurai, a variation of Chennai based on the same core, only without the rounded stems. Chennai’s rounded stems made it distinctive and great for headlines but left it lacking appeal as copy--a problem that Madurai easily solved.

And now comes Sangli, the final iteration of my original 2007 vision. Sangli is a happy medium. Like Chennai, it's great for headlines--but not too distinct for copy. Sangli keeps the same core structure as the other two, but new less sharp forms give this latest font a friendlier look that’s more versatile than the original Chennai and less formal than Madurai.

The font includes a whole range of six weights from light to black, along with condensed and extended options as well for a total of 54 fonts. There are plenty of OpenType features, including small caps. Alternates include normalized capitals and lowercase letters that include stems for when you want a more traditional look or when you’re writing copy. Sangli also supports over 70 languages that use the extended Latin script.

Use Chennai, Madurai, and their slab serif variants interchangeably with Sangli, too, for even more options in your work. All three complement one another well. So when you need a balanced font that stands boldly on the page and commands your reader’s attention, look within and find Sangli.

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.