Sean Mitchell is an interactive designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the editor of TypeRelease.


We’ve gathered together an eclectic mix of new type for you this month — a dynamic slab from FontFont, a lusty script by Positype, a plump display from Fontyou, a layered family by S–Core, a 21st century didone from dooType, and many more — let’s get to it!

S—Core: Core Circuscore-circus

A layered type family consisting of seven 3D effect layers, eight 2D effect layers and one shadow effect layer.

FontFont: FF Marselis Slabmarselis-slab

Crossbreeds geometric and humanistic forms, creating a freshly dynamic slab–serif family.

Rene Bieder: Gentonagentona

A nine–weight neo–grotesque family ranging from sharp and fine thin cuts to muscle–bound and strong heavy weights.

Letters from Sweden: Trim Monotrim-mono

A monospaced version of Trim in 5 styles.

HVD Fonts: Niveau Groteskniveau-grotesk

Based on geometric forms and influenced by classical nineteenth–century faces.

Fairgoods: Seashoreseashore

A feminine, graceful script whose thicker horizontals create a wave–like rhythm. A Fairgoods Exclusive.

Ahmet Altun: Festivo Lettersfestivo

A handmade layered font system which includes several textures, shadows.

Lisi Design: Summitsummit

Inspired by geometric sans–serifs dating back to the late nineteenth–century.

DSType: Aparoaparo

Aparo appears to be a very simple bold italic roman typeface, but it has plenty of calligraphic flair.

Hold Fast Foundry: Prohibitionprohibition

This vintage sans takes queues from classic war and workforce posters.

Fontyou: Squirrel FYsquirrel-fy

A new plump typeface with fancy alternates.

Fontyou: Kaili FYkaili-fy

An exotic typeface with crazy ligatures.

dooType: Encorpada Classicencorpada-classic

Brings the best features of the Didone genre, but with a 21st century look and feel.

Sudtipos: Zuliazulia

Based on two calligraphic styles: italic and brush pen.

Positype: Lust Scriptlust-script

Packed with alternates to play with — enough to turn you on and satisfy.

Gestalten: High Timeshigh-times

Takes its inspiration from the eras of Art Deco and Art Nouveau but with a radically contemporary approach.

The Northern Block: Kizokizo

A geometric condensed sans–serif inspired by urban modernist architecture. Functional, rational, utilitarian and subtle in its nature.

Ludwig Type: Helsinkihelsinki

Based on geometric shapes, with technical and masculine forms.

Latinotype: Grotagrota

Grotesque, unicase and exceptional, a very expressive font inspired by hand lettering.

MVB Fonts: MVB Solitairemvb-solitaire

A tempered sans–serif somewhere between a humanist and a gothic, MVB Solitaire captures a 21s–century neutrality.

Wiescher Design: Suprasupra

Pleasant flow and a warm touch combined with great legibility.

Mateusz Machalski: Bojo Printbojo-print

A heavyweight serif typeface, based on wood block printing methods.

La Goupil: Naivenaive

A handwritten serif with a poetic and unusual feeling.

Colophon: Archivearchive

Archive’s strength and character lies in the feeling that it has already existed, or simply that it has been through a multiplication process.

Jeremie Hornus: Kefa II Prokefa

Redesigned and remastered, an elegant modern typeface with slab–serif origin.

Alexandre Saumier Demers: Harveyharvey

Inspired by the changeable letter signs littering Kelowna British Columbia on Highway 97.

Nootype: Doricadorica

Sober and simple, with a classic appearance at first sight, but the curves and details make it very different.

Tipo Pèpel: Cintacinta

A humanistic skeleton, dressed up with a handmade mechanical suit.

Want more? Check out more lists of new typefaces from: JulyMayAprilMarchFebruaryJanuary and Winter ’12. They’re worth it — we promise.

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