Thursday, May 29, 2008

New from insigne: Aviano Serif

Insigne’s popular Aviano series returns with Aviano Serif. Aviano Serif features the same classically inspired and extended proportions of Aviano, but instead of the brush drawn forms of the original, Aviano Serif features a more geometric take with small, sharp serifs.

Aviano Serif is perfect for mastheads, headlines and powerful logotypes. The Aviano Serif family includes four weights for a wide array of design possibilities.

All weights feature 40 OpenType ligatures, old styles figures, 28 alternate characters and 10 eagle ornaments for unique, custom designs.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Frutiger Serif

I saw over on Type For You that Linotype is releasing Frutiger Serif, a update of Meridien. I've always been a fan of Frutiger's work, and considered Meridien one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite, serif typeface. It seems to be rarely used here in the states, which makes it somewhat exotic. It's a underused jewel. Check it out. The page includes some interesting background information.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New from insigne: Kasuga


Kasuga, Japanese for spring day, is a contemporary script with eastern influence. Kasuga’s pointed and fluid brush strokes evoke the orient with just a hint of the west. Kasuga is perfect for designs that need an Asian atmosphere.