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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 inclu…

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, w…

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.

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Grayfel

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 Centra…

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 …