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Aviano Contrast: Coming Soon

Coming January 2012.

Watch its development here on Typophile.

Aviano Series

New from insigne: Blue Goblet Christmas

insigne™ is pleased to present new Christmas ornaments as the latest in the Blue Goblet series--a series of fonts and ornaments by artist Cory Godbey. This best-selling series has now been extended to include a new Christmas-themed member.







Hand drawn by the artist, the Blue Goblet additions are a fun and lively take on Christmas ornaments. Expressive and spontaneous, these ornaments seem to dance their way across the page. They can be used in conjunction with the original Blue Goblet Ornaments and the Blue Goblet fonts, which include both a sans serif and serif member. Combine them to form interesting compositions, or insert them directly into your layout as chapter headings or illustrations. There are over 60 of the Christmas-themed ornaments, including Christmas trees, bows, ivy and more. Check out the .pdf or the promotional graphics to see all of these great options.


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New from insigne: Sommet Slab Rounded

Sommet Slab is the latest in the Sommet series, designed as a slab serif companion to Sommet Rounded. The typeface features slightly wider counters to accommodate the serifs and this more generous whitespace allows the typeface to display well on-screen and as a webfont. Rounded serifs give the face more warmth than the original Sommet Slab, which is strong, rigid and technical. Sommet Slab Rounded’s serifs are not just blunted, but slightly obliqued, giving the face dynamic forward momentum. This geometric typeface is based on bold and clean rounded rectangles.

It’s soft and friendly look lends itself to a number of applications. It would be a fine choice for tech company logotypes, magazine headlines and can be used for body copy. 

The typeface family also includes some alternate titling forms. These alternates can be accessed by activating OpenType features and style sets. In order to use these OpenType features, you will need a program with advanced typography capabilities such as t…

Aviano Serif in Thor

I was pleasantly surprised to see Aviano Serif in the Thor end credits. There is a very cool space flyby that ends with Aviano Serif, just before the Post-End Credit Teaser. Screenshots below.

Flyby


Thor in Aviano Serif.



Too bad they didn't use it for the posters. I want to expand my "Movie posters featuring Aviano" collection.

The movie was surprisingly good; the teasers looked pretty stupid, but I wanted to see this after watching Captain America. 3.75/5 stars

New from insigne: Pauline Didone

An Art Deco and script inspired typeface for “modern” times, Pauline Didone is a full type family with a unique and flavorful design. It has a sense of femininity and naïveté that comes from its predecessor, Pauline. It’s a typeface useful for short bits of copy, logotypes and interesting titling. This typeface family of 10 different fonts includes 5 weights and their italics and a wide range of OpenType alternates.


The original Pauline was inspired by and has a strong influence from retro scripts. The typeface is geometric, formed with deliberate contrasting brush strokes and a ostentatious flair. Pauline Didone's high contrast strokes give it a very interesting look that is up to date with latest design trends and very useful for today's design environment. Pauline Didone pairs nicely with the original sans-serif Pauline.


The typeface family also includes a full array of alternate forms, including over 150 alternate characters. These alternates can be accessed by activating O…

Eigerdals in Little Big Planet 2.

Did you know that Eigerdals is used in Little Big Planet 2?

You can see it used in some promo videos.




Eigerdals is used extensively in the menus.

Purchase and view Eigerdals

New from insigne: Sancoale Narrow

Sancoale Narrow is a carefully honed and meticulously crafted new family member for the Sancoale series. Sancoale Narrow has been specially designed to allow for even more versatility for the Sancoale Family. Sancoale Narrow continues with Sancoale’s successful simple, geometric and legible structure. It is a contemporary design that is distinctive and unique. This new narrow addition can be used in conjunction with the original Sancoale, but it can also stand on its own.




Narrow type comes in a handy in a myriad of situations, from poster design, book covers, web pages to editorial layout. Sancoale Narrow’s six weights make for a typeface family that is very useful for many applications, and also includes a set of true italics. The design is simplified without stems or spurs in the default character set. OpenType alternates do include alternates with stems, Small Caps, Fractions, Tabular Figures, and plenty of alts, including “normal” capitals and lowercase letters. Please see the inf…

Blue Goblet Serif: A new member of the hand-drawn Blue Goblet Series

Blue Goblet is a series of fonts and ornaments by Cory Godbey and Jeremy Dooley. This best selling series has now been extended to include a new member, Blue Goblet Serif. Blue Goblet Serif comes with a variety of weights and also an outline version. Blue Goblet is hand-lettered by the artist, Cory Godbey, and is organic, spontaneous and exuberant. Characters bounce and dance above and below the baseline and x-height, making this a whimsical and fun script.


Not only is Blue Goblet Serif a excellent choice, it also is a member of a wide family of different fonts. You can use it side by side with the original Blue Goblet, and there are a wide range of ornaments available, totaling over 350 illustrations! These illustrations include frames, florals and other text ornaments that can be inserted into your text and resized at will. This makes the Blue Goblet series a great pick when you want a type system that works very well together for a very unique and consistent look. The Blue Goblet se…

DevChatt

I had the chance to talk to a group of developers at DevChatt 11. I spoke on webfonts. The talk was recorded, so hopefully I can put the audio up soon. The presentation is available here: I am very happy about my move to Chattanooga (in addition to moving here to be with my wife). There are some tremendous things happening, and a very strong entrepreneurial spirit abounds. After attending DevChatt, I was inspired to brush off a few business ideas and I hope to develop these further. One is related to my core competency, typography, while the other is in a totally different field. I was also inspired by listening to Ale Paul and Luc De Groot in New York City this past week.
Here are a few links to some inspiring local organizations:
DevChatt CreateHere costarters.co Chattarati
colab.is

Interview on Hypefortype!

I just got word that an interview I did with Hypefortype is up on their blog! They have some awesome stuff going on over there, with plenty of exclusive faces, and a tremendously well designed site. Check it out!

The Seven Deadly Sans...

The "7 Deadly Sans." from Hypefortype includes 3 from insigne. A very well designed type showing to boot!

New from insigne: Savigny

Savigny began as an offshoot of Le Havre. Le Havre met my design objective of a geometric sans serif with a strong art deco touch. Le Havre’s primary inspiration came from the art deco titling of the 1930's, and the lower case was just icing. The art of the 1930s's is of particular interest to me, and I love the art deco era and it's art, and the simplicity of geometric shapes. I am mostly interested in designing display typefaces. In many ways Le Havre was the exact opposite of another popular insigne offering, Aviano Sans. Le Havre has very high ascenders, a lower case and is very condensed. Aviano Sans has no lowercase and extremely extended capitals.

With the rise of webfonts I began to see Le Havre being used frequently online. It's short x-height and very tall ascenders made it difficult to read in on screen text settings as it was intended as display type. With this observation, I felt that there is more room for a geometric sans in the insigne catalog. So I set…