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New from insigne: Chennai Slab!

Chennai Slab is an extension of the original Chennai . Chennai Slab is a simplified slab serif with over sixty OpenType alternates. These alternates include alternates for the ball terminals, unique simplified alternates and more traditional capital forms. Use Chennai Slab when you need a fun and versatile slab serif. The sans-serif Chennai makes a great complement. Six weights are available. Chennai has also been updated with three new weights. More on that tomorrow.

Sovba: a friendly rounded sans-serif inspired by handwriting.

Sovba is an amiable rounded sans-serif inspired by handwriting. Sovba is useful for a look that is uniquely casual, fresh and smooth. Sovba simplifies character forms down to their basic characteristics, and has a strong, silky smooth forward motion. Sovba includes more traditional optional alternates for a number of characters, including the E and F, OpenType alternate characters, old style figures and small caps. Sovba is a fine choice when you require a versatile upright oblique for logotypes, headlines or short blocks of text. Available from PDF Sample. 13 pgs.

New from insigne: Blue Goblet Florals

The designer-favorite Blue Goblet family has grown with the addition of Blue Goblet Florals. Blue Goblet Florals are flowing and abstract ornaments that resemble foliage or flowers rendered in Cory Godbey’s unique illustration style. More… These fresh and lively foliage inspired ornaments can be resized easily without any loss of quality, and can easily be converted to outlines and modified. These floral ornaments can be combined to form unique compositions or inserted directly into layouts. Please see the sample .pdf to see all 55 floral ornaments in action, and be sure to check out the original Blue Goblet brush script and Blue Goblet ornaments, frames and vignettes. Blue Goblet Florals is a collaboration between insigne Design and Portland Studios.

Twitteroundup Week 36

Design Woman Fired For Causing Disharmony in Workplace by Using Angry Fonts. Just don't do it, folks. Use happy fonts. ...sehr interessant. Inspired by this, I sent in a suggestion to for "Find fonts by what's popular in your area.: MyFonts could use sales data for a specific region or country to generate a custom top 50 list for specific regions. Another possibility would to have “Find fonts by region” with a clickable map of the world. It would be very interesting and engaging for customers to contrast, say Germany with Minnesota, etc. Some nice branding work over at Luxcetera . Plus they made some great type choices for their logotypes. :) Stunning integration of fluid, fashion and fotos by Iain Crawford. via @behance Sennheiser Audio Packaging. Nice. AM Sep 1st from web Love these simple bird prints. Tech First Supersonic Private Jet. 747 - what an beautiful but powerful looking aircraft! Airbus has nothing on Bo

Twitteroundup Week 35

Design Craigslist makeover mockups. Rodger Federer's Monogram: second after Tiger's. More inspiration from fashion (Bodoni) than sport. via @pentagramdesign 100 Years of Visual Effects. But why is there a 10 year gap between Jurassic Park and Spiderman? So much was done in that period! Some impressive identity work by Momkai for the city of Amsterdam. RT @Behance 8 Years of Great Mac OS X Box Design End In a Clip Art Cat & Bad Kitty! Snow Leopard box photoshopped to remove traces of blood from cat's mouth. Wallpaper comes with blood intact. 35 Logos brilliantly using Negative Space: Negative is Positive RT @Linotype_com RT @graphicidentity. Smiley, Sad & Wink faces: Shouldn’t they be stylized and available on all fonts? RT @Wiltonfoundry African Beach Calligraphy. Done with a specialized scoop. via @Ministryoftype New Kraft cheese packaging. I like it. However, it doesn't feel very 'American.' Humor Papa John gets beloved Camaro back, sold 2 start

Change It Back, IKEA.

The Verdana-Futura beat down is a big deal. Whodathunk it. I’m a big Futura fan. Like Futura a lot of my work is based on classical proportions and is geometric. Futura conveys sophistication with simplicity which makes it a perfect choice for IKEA. Verdana used to be one of my favorites…when I was a sophomore in college. I liked it because I didn’t know any better. Like many of Matthew Carter ’s well known typefaces, Verdana is designed to solve the technical problem of rendering fonts onscreen, not to convey artistic beauty. There were rumors that IKEA chose Verdana because they wanted a unified graphic identity across all markets. I’ve seen conflicting information on this. If true, it is the only legitimate reason to use Verdana. However: In Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Thailand for the languages Hebrew, Arabic and Thai, Tahoma is the approved substitute font. JhengHei, a Chinese sans-serif is the substitute font for Traditional Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong. YaHei wil

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Twitteroundup! Week 34

Interesting Luscher Color Diagnostik personality test. So accurate, I can't share the results. More info. via @Wiltonfoundry Design and Inspiration Mini-Luxury Living: 10 Small Homes Built on Tiny Islands via @dornobdesign Peter de Sève now has a blog ! via @corygodbey Saving my pocket change for this baby: Pershing 90 Yacht . Wow. 1950's Sci-Fi Magazine Covers. 15 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization via @theroxor, @Minervity, @buysellads: Ran across Great Articles. Old vs new: great logo redesigns. via @TheRoxor insigne Announcements Very excited about this: Aviano Didone on Typography Served! Working on an update for Chennai . It's been on an uptick of late. Two new weights planned and a rounded slab extension. Just fired off Sommet Rounded for the Modern Cyrillic competition . See what insigne fonts will be available for free and subscription use on websites through Typekit! New Sans Serif, Sovba. Critique in Progress at Typo

Aviano Didone

The Aviano series returns with a Didone or Modern face. Aviano Didone’s high contrast forms lend elegant beauty, luxury and romance to your designs and it’s extended letterforms provide strength and power. Aviano’s foundational classical forms give the face a look that is unique for Didone faces. Aviano Didone is a bold new interpretation of vertically contrasted type. Aviano Didone comes in five different weights and is packed with OpenType features. Want ball terminals for that logotype or headline? Flat serifs? Swash forms? Aviano Didone includes 102 alternate characters. Five style sets are available, and Art Deco inspired alternates, small forms, swash, titling and stylistic alternates. Aviano Didone also includes 40 discretionary ligatures for artistic typographic compositions. Please see the informative .pdf brochure to see these features in action. Be sure to check out the rest of the Aviano series which can be used as complementary faces, including Aviano, Aviano Serif, Avi

Sommet Rounded Updated

Sommet Rounded has been updated with new weights, Heavy and Thin. Also, there are new alternates and most importantly, Cyrillic language support. Available for 1/3rd off for a limited time.

Aviano Didone Critique: Last Chance!

Let me hear your comments over at Typophile .

Aviano Didone

There is a critique of Aviano Didone in progress over at Typophile. Weigh in here . And, for your viewing pleasure, I give you Aviano Didone's "Turbo Chicken."

New from insigne: Natalya Monoline

Natalya Monoline is the rounded monolinear companion to Natalya. Like its predecessor, Natalya Monoline has a smooth rhythm and flows fluidly, due in no small part to its reliance on the golden spiral for its ornate swirls. This makes for an especially harmonious script with timeless appeal. The typeface family includes five weights with three alternate variations of the ascenders and descenders and includes OpenType ligatures, oldstyle figures and ending swashes.

Coming Soon: Natalya Monoline


Inspiration Photos of stuff slipping into nothingness. Photography by Michel Rajkovic . Would love prints of these. Via @behance Ralph McQuarrie. Love this guy. Gorgeous Examples of Floral Typography Via @Linotype_com . Living Tree Art. Pooktre trees and furniture. Design How well do you know Famous Logos? Via @Linotype_com. Cory Godbey updated Terrible Yellow Eyes. Check out the great illustrations. Cory's Blue Goblet series is on sale at Prezi. Amazing presentations made easy. 'The Hut', new branding for Pizza Hut restaurants. via @idsgn Concept prototyping. Shirts, billboards, etc. See how it will appear in real life. Type The early days and work of @H_FJ. Funny story. NYT sends cease and desist for use of use of a black letter font similar to "the NYT's trademark "world-famous Gothic font" Neat info about the history of Times New Roman along with Font Bureau's new Starling. Humour Some humor over at Dark Roasted Blend. LOL. Me

Natalya Monoline, work in progress


♪The trending topic song continued: Iran, Le Mans. Ahmadinejad, AT&T is a fraud. Iphone, Red Wings go home.♫ Inspiration Amazing pic from Singapore. Love the above. Unfortunately I can't find the source link. It was via @typegirl Peter deSeve added his tribute to Maurice Sendak over @CoryGodbey's Terrible Yellow Eyes . Then grab Cory's Blue Goblet . Some great handlettering. Love these. Great use of color. Designer Guns and Gas Masks . via @behance Awesome hood ornaments. Flying Ferrari from the Future! Zoological typeface , via @swissmiss and @designworklife Geektastic Sneak peek into the Photo-Lettering beta via @houseindustries and @typegirl. Dell Does $3 Million In Sales Through Twitter. Humour Traffic Barrel monster creator arrested. Personal Did the taxes, caught a five foot long snake in backyard. I think he was with the IRS. Let him go to hang with his little snake friends, eat tasty woodland creatures. Also grabbed three gallon jugs of Tobasco . (Original, Ha

New from insigne: Kidela Sketch

Kidela Sketch is an energetic and eccentric serif typeface rendered in a sketchy style. The typeface includes 64 auto-replacing discretionary ligatures to extend the natural sketched look, oldstyle figures and small caps. Please see the sample brochure to see these features in action. More… Kidela Sketch is an excellent choice when you need a fun and interesting serif. Kidela Sketch is available at for 15% off for a limited time.

Coming Soon: Kidela Sketch

Just a taste...


This week on the interwebs, Jay-Z, Palm Pre, playing lots of Sims 3. Air France, Normandie, playing tetris, SAT. Design & Inspiration Cityscapes More on the Bing logotype. insigne fonts are packed with OpenType features. Here's a how-to on discretionary ligatures via Nice stop-motion film with those cool magnetic letters. Disney's UP Art Deco era posters. Typefunkography 3D stroke logotype based on Bello. via @fontbureau Cory Godbey's Terrible Yellow Eyes was updated on Friday. Includes a post by Justin Gerard . You can grab Justin's Biscuit Boodle series and Cory Godbey's Blue Goblet series of fonts and ornaments. Coolness CodeX Yachts Inside the $485-Million Airbus A380 Flying Palace Mentos frozen in ice cubes and Diet Coke. I love Ekranoplanes : (Ground Effect Vehicles) XBox full body motion controller . Bring it. Humour Funny Wolfram Alpha Responses. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter will combine to form YouTwitFace. -Conan via MarcoSuarez "

New from insigne: Mittwoch

Mittwoch is an extended modern serif and a new companion to insigne’s Montag and Dienstag extended sans serifs. Mittwoch conveys a graceful air with its high-contrast letterforms and its ball terminals, but also includes some unique touches that are unexpected for modern faces. Mittwoch includes four different weights and 50 alternate characters, including swashes, more traditional modern letterforms and simplified characters for titling or when a more unique look is needed. For complementary companions, be sure to check out Montag and Dienstag, also available from insigne.