Anyone who’s tried their hand at designing a typeface will know that it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something beautiful takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience.

typerelease reasonably small 38 Of the most beautiful typeface designs released this winterType design isn’t for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with it every day. This is exactly why Type Release creator Sean Mitchell is here to share with you a list of 40 beautiful typefaces, all of which were released over the past 30 days. These are his findings:

Cultivated Mind: Amour

amour

A romantic handwritten retro inspired font.

 

Sudtipos: Bellissima Script

bellissima-script-pro

An effusive energy that appeals much beyond its sourcing.

 

The Northern Block: Neusa

neusa

A condensed geometric sans serif inspired by early space explorations including the iconic Life magazine coverage of the 1969 Apollo program.

 

Emil Kozole: Attitude

attitude

Inspired by Japan pop culture and American hip hop subculture.

 

Latinotype: Trend

trend

A font made of layers, taking as a basis a sans and a slab font.

 

Blake E. Marquis: York

york

Derived out of a graphic style using heavy shading and depth.

 

La Goupil: Insolente

insolente

A versatile and realistic human script.

 

Jessica Hische: Minot

minot

Comes in three styles, outline, fill, and box. Meant to be used together to create multi–color headlines.

 

HVD Fonts: Brandon Text

brandon-text

The companion of the famous Brandon Grotesque type family. It has a higher x–height than the Grotesque version and is optimized for long texts, small sizes and screens.

 

Letters from Sweden: Kumla

kumla

Kumla is Letters from Sweden’s first release in the “Fabrik Suite” — a project inspired by Swedish industry, factories and harbors.

 

Los Andes: Moderna

moderna

A modern sans serif, simple and neutral.

 

Onrepeat: Port

port

An experimental Didone typeface with a modern twist.

 

A2-Type: Regular

regular

Suggests a Modernist approach to design, but is open for interpretation.

 

Ahmet Altun: Halis Rounded

halis-rounded

Soft and eye-pleasing even though it has geometric and straight borders.

 

Insigne: Steagal

steagal

Softened edges, which simulate brush strokes and retain the feeling of the human hand.

 

Grilli Type: GT Pressura

gt-pressura

Inspired by type stamped on shipping boxes, GT Pressura uses the visual effect of ink spreading under pressure as a stylistic device.

 

Matthew Butterick: Concourse

concourse

The superbly satisfying sans serif.

 

Eurotypo: Fiesole

fiesole

Inspired by calligraphic models, a bookface font family to be used for text, display and caption.

 

Ryan vs. Clark: Liberator

liberator

From a bygone era, when our grandparents fought for the freedom we enjoy today. It’s bomber–inspired face provides a masculine punch to any project or design.

 

Hoftype: Capita

capita

Strong in appearance, with controlled motion of the contour, vivid and warm, with gentle flow — it avoids any harshness of many slab serifs.

 

Just Another Foundry: JAF Domus Titling

jaf-domus-titling

A rounded typeface with classical Roman proportions. It is unique in that it was designed as an all–caps sans from the beginning.

 

Alan Dague-Greene: Courier Prime

courier-prime

A Courier made for screenplays. It’s Courier, just better.

 

Blue Vinyl: Barmbrack

barmbrack

Inspired by decorative Victorian showcard lettering.

 

Moretype: Varly

varly

A single weight handwritten style font, honest and charming but still lively enough to add flare.

 

Mattox: Mathlete

mathlete

A hand–drawn typeface as sweet as pi.

 

Rui Abreu: Azo Sans

azo-sans

A new sans serif loosely based on the elementary forms of geometry.

 

Typetanic Fonts: Columbia Titling

columbia-titling

Based on wide Clarendon–style wood type and industrial signage.

 

Kimmy Design: Maxwell Sans

maxwell-sans

A clean condensed san serif inspired by similar retro fonts from the 1950’s.

 

La Boite Graphique: Adonide

adonide

A contemporary sans serif.

 

Jeremy Tankard: Capline

capline

An all capital typeface with an inline detail.

 

JCFonts: Hand Gothic

hand-gothic

A condensed typeface with a hand–lettering feel, available in two weights.

 

Fatype: U8

u8An early modernist sans serif based on the signage of the Berlin subway system, with generous proportions, a strong character, and a clean design.

 

Glen Jan: Affect

affect

A unicase display sans family.

 

Xavier Cervello: Thingbats Mono & Thingbats Life Iconset

thingbats

Minimal, rounded and contemporary.

 

Stawix: Soin Sans Pro

soin-sans-pro

Designed with geometric ratio and humanist proportions.

 

Wood Type Revival: Borders & Ornaments

borders-ornaments

Rugged American borders sit side–by–side with formal European patterns and DeLittle of York’s distinctive floral ornaments. Enigmatic hand–carved work from India and well–machined geometric American shapes both take their rightful place in this varied cluster of decorative designs.

 

Laura Worthington: Mandevilla

mandevilla

Refined, quiet and elegant, yet quirky enough to employ slim filaments that somehow are not faint of heart, Mandevilla is named for the verdant tropical vine.

 

PintassilgoPrints: Dranskof

dranskof

A light–hearted, cheery font, inspired by a page from an extraordinary Serbian publication for children by the writer, poet and journalist Duško Radović.

 

BAT: Scripto

scripto

Vivid and brisk, reflecting its author’s personality.

 

Huy!Fonts: Adoquin

adoquin

A functional and warm font family.

 For more, check out: 38 Of the most beautiful typeface designs released this winter or take a peek at our dedicated Design & Dev channel.