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

typerelease reasonably small 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)Type 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 32 beautiful typefaces, all of which were released over the last month. See his findings from April, only on TNW:

Wordshape: Vaudvaud 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A neutral, yet formally nuanced grotesk typeface.

 

Latinotype: Trend Hand Madetrend hand made 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A typeface made of layers, taking as a basis a sans and a slab font, Trend is trending.

 

Lineto: LL Circularll circular 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

Strikes a balance between conceptual rigour, skilled workmanship and measured idiosyncrasy, resulting in a no-nonsense sans-serif text font with unmistakable character yet universal appeal.

 

HVD Fonts: Mikadomikado 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

Intended to be used everywhere where a pleasant feeling should be conveyed.

 

Yellow Design Studio: Verb Condensedverb condensed 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A modestly condensed version of the original Verb family.

 

Virus Fonts: Doctrinedoctrine sans 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

By blending elements of twentieth-century neo-grotesque, humanist and geometric styles, Doctrine is at once universal and idiosyncratic.

 

Emigre: Programprogram 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A type designer’s typeface. It’s about the craft of typeface design and the particular details and effects that type designers fret over when they design type.

 

Lost Type Co-op: Fairviewfairview 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A condensed sans-serif, inspired by the industrial lettering of the 20th century.

 

Hiekka Graphics: Sinisini 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A warm and delicious hand-lettered typeface in two styles, bold and ornaments.

 

Typesenses: Wishes Scriptwishes script 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

Offers a complete range of possibilities: frames, ribbons, hearts, flowers, ornaments, swashes, endings, ligatures and all the alternates you need.

 

Symbolset: Steediconssteedicons 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A lively set designed by Kyle Steed with a personal hand-drawn style.

 

Positype: Shamelessshameless 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

Makes extensive use of Contextual alternates to create a proper ebb and flow from letter to letter.

 

Voltage LTD: Oafoaf 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

Painted on a wall by an eccentric Canadian with a paint roller. The result is an unusual combination of straight, evenly weighted strokes and rough, handmade charm.

 

Hipopotam Studio: Mr. Happymr happy 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A hand-drawn, layered, narrow typeface.

 

Resistenza: Sonica Brushsonica brush 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A handwritten font, designed with a japanese brush and sumi.

 

Fontsmith: FS Emericfs emeric 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A font that is authoritative, but never sacrifices its humanity.

 

Mika Melvas: Riona Sansriona sans 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

It can be elegant and subtle, it can be strong and dynamic, friendly or powerful.

 

Hold Fast Foundry: Abolitionabolition 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A condensed sans-serif display typeface thats got a knack for propaganda posters and industrial buildings.

 

Typonine: Audreeaudree 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A type system with several hundred styles.

 

Domahoka: Uchroniauchronia 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A classic serif titling face ideal for setting at large sizes; slightly condensed, light, with a very fine weight on its thinnest strokes.

 

Great Lakes Lettering: Icingicing 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A delicate, handwritten font with a somewhat masculine feel which mimics the natural stroke of pointed pen calligraphy.

 

La Goupil: Naive Inlinenaive inline 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A serif handwritten font, can be enhanced with a bicolor interior, ribbed or full.

 

Typofonderie: Mislabmislab 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A brighter and more legible slab serif than most, Mislab aptly combines the strength of a slab serif with the lightness of a sans-serif.

 

Lián Types: Bird Scriptbird script 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

Characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement.

 

Nootype: Selficaselfica 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

The sans-serif version of the Selfico designed by Nico Inosanto.

 

Nina Stössinger: Sélavyselavy 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A dotted typeface loosely based on the 13 punched-out caps on Marcel Duchamp’s 1934 Green Box.

 

TipografiaRamis: Ramsrams 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

Influenced by the geometric style of sans-serif faces of the 30s.

 

Autobahn: Morrisseymorrisey 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

A tribute to the song “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths.

 

Canada Type: Albertan Proalbertan pro 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

The first Jim Rimmer typeface to make the transition from metal to digital.

 

Nonpareille: Basetica Probasetica 30 of the most beautiful typeface designs released last month (April)

Ironically recalls the “Swiss International Style” of the 50s and 60s.

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