Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cabrito Sans: Kick off your shoes & feel the “sans” between your toes.










It’s time to kick off your shoes and feel the “sans” between your toes. Like Cabrito Inverto, its stress-reversing cousin, the new Cabrito Sans serves up something nice and cool in the heat of the project.

A quick recap: the original Cabrito is an insigne Design slab serif produced for the kid’s book The Clothes Letters Wear. It’s been pretty well-received--even more than I expected. I promised to grow the family with a free-standing inverted style that could pair well with Cabrito. (See Cabrito Inverto.) Now, I’m rounding out the family with this well-crafted sans.

And so now, Sans is where it’s at. Strip away the serifs of Cabrito, and you have a laid back, rounded sans serif alternative served up over easy. This handwriting-inspired creation--like its relatives--is definitely not uptight about its forms (though not afraid to show them off a little).

Cabrito Sans’ whole pack of alternates is accessible in any OpenType-enabled program. This kiddo consists of a workforce of alternates, swashes, and alternate titling caps to give the font a little extra sweetener to its flavor. Also bundled are swash alternates, old style figures, and compact caps. Check out the interactive PDF brochure to test out each these options. This font family members also consists of the glyphs for 72 various languages.


Cabrito Inverto and Cabrito do pair nicely with Cabrito Sans (in case you doubted). Use Sans--or all three of these amigos--to express friendliness on just about anything: food, candy, toys, cars (if you’re feeling bold). Don’t wait, though. Purchase Cabrito Sans today, and bring a one-of-a-kind look to whatever your computer’s next design party is.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Oita, a octagonal typeface.



Oita might be a carefully crafted typeface family, created by a meat-bag human.


Or, it might have been made by a supremely clever sentient robot.

Found in the dark recesses of a top secret spy agencies quantum computer, this font came with this somewhat unusual description, which is presented without comment.



“To conquer, we cannot simply overcome. Success is found in supremacy--in the dominance of Oita.

While looking for the right tool for this success, our research has led us to the finely executed forms found of military domination throughout history. In our labs, we’ve used our specialized machines to harness these forms’ power and refined their impact through elements of contemporary and computer design. The structure proves to be robotic and squared on its edges. However, the chutzpah of this technical face still allows it to pass as if created by human hands.













Our resulting payload, Oita, is modern and sturdy. While based on a practical, octagonal structure, make no mistake; this new instrument will drive forward the energy you want to push through your projects. Oita has 42 cuts certain to encompass your designs on world domination. Each font contains the glyphs to support over 52 languages. The font also includes tabular and lining figures, numerous ligatures, and selected advanced Opentype options, including stencil and experimental options to bring out the dynamic characteristics that have already been crafted into Oita.


Early tests have found that the new instrument is easily scalable to smaller dimensions without reducing its impact. The font remains highly readable across a variety of applications. We speculate from our findings that it will be successful for sporting and technical applications.”


So for you who venture to use Oita, use it boldly. Don’t just overcome. Dominate. Go and conquer mightily with Oita. We’ll be watching.”


We may never know whether Oita hails from mind or mechanism. What we do know is that, should you choose to take on Oita, you'll be acquiring a dynamic poster and packaging face, a minigun-toting bad robot of a font that exudes pace and power.