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 and patience.

typerelease reasonably small The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last monthType design may not be for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with it daily. This is why Type Release creator Sean Mitchell is here to share with you a list of 24 gorgeous typefaces, all of which were released last month. See his findings, only on TNW:

Sudtipos: Esmeralda Pro

esmeralda The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Delicate yet solid curves, serifs and endings give each composition a fine, elegant and exquisite feeling, along with a firm and sturdy look.

 

Hold Fast Foundry: Gin

gin The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Inspired by the likes of old serifs and classic bottles of whiskey and gin.

 

DSType: Diversadiversa The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

A single typeface with 9 fonts within, containing 2760 glyphs, divided into 9 stylistic sets.

 

Typotheque: The Lumin Familylumin The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

The Lumin family includes slab-serif, sans serif, condensed and display typefaces, all of which play with the idea of contradiction.

 

Fontfabric: Nexa Slabnexa slab The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Draws from the rich traditions of the classic Neo-Grotesque slab serifs.

 

Atlas Font Foundry: Heimat Monoheimat mono The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Combines an idiosyncratic appearance with the feeling of a grid-based letter construction of the late 20s.

 

FontFont: FF Doradora The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Based on a detailed study of today’s handwriting styles, the main focus was on transforming handwritten shapes into a serif text typeface, not a script face.

 

Laura Worthington: Harleanharlean The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Not your typical script font, she’s quirky, brazen and a bit irreverent.

 

FaceType: Substancesubstance The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Fulfills the primary role of emphasizing content.

 

FDI: Canapécanape The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

A warm and friendly, almost haptical appearance which brings some cosiness to your communication with type.

 

Kimmy Design: Lunch Boxlunch box The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Gives infinite customizable options and a fully authentic look.

 

The Northern Block: Nubernuber The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

A linear geometric sans serif influenced by neo-grotesques and the early Swiss type foundries.

 

The Northern Block: Tabiatabia The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Inspired by the work and principles of the iconic german industrial designer Dieter Rams.

 

Mostardesign: Mettro Promettro The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

A sans-serif with a technological and minimalist look.

 

Mint Type: Espuma Proespuma The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

A soft and friendly humanist sans with strong calligraphic aftertaste.

 

District: Fair Sans Textfair sans text The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

The natural follow-up to the popular Fair Sans now a text family based on the calligraphic structure and casual construction of its predecessor.

 

Hipopotam Studio: Mr Alexmr alex The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

A clean & elegant display sans.

 

Hipopotam Studio: Mr Luckymr lucky The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

A hand-drawn layered typeface.

 

Nootype: Fitigraffitigraf The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

A mix between a classical serif font and graffiti street art.

 

Hamilton Wood Type Foundry: HWT Unit Gothichwt unit gothic The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

The Unit Gothic series was released by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. in 1907. This HWT release is the first ever digital version of these fonts.

 

Moretype: Mic 32 New Stencilmic 32 new stencil The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Provides an industrial flavour to the futuristic rounded geometry of Mic 32 New.

 

DizajnDesign: Preto Serifpreto serif The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Explores the function of serifs on readability and legibility.

 

ShinnType: Richlerrichler The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

An open, evenly spaced book face.

 

Insigne: Quarcaquarca The 24 most beautiful typefaces released last month

Masculine power runs strong across the page with bold self-assurance and a raw energy that courses through its thick veins.

 

Want more? Take a look at our list of new typefaces from AprilMarchFebruaryJanuary and Winter ’12. They’re worth it — we promise.

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