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


We’ve gathered 20 of the most beautiful typefaces released within the past month. Let’s take a look at this edition’s lovely batch!


Lian Types: Erotica

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Beauty and elegance guaranteed.

Village: Odesta

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Seven feature-rich weights with built-in small caps, swash alternates, and contextual alternate initials and finials.

Thinkdust: Nanami Rounded

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A carefully engineered take on the original Nanami family.

Commercial Type: Portrait

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Aggressive in its simplicity but nuanced in its details.

FontFont: FF Mark

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New meets old meets technic, FF Mark is not an average geometric sans. Strong, simple, bold – and created with utmost consideration and precision.

Type Supply: Balto

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From casual to authoritative, classic to contemporary, passive to aggressive, Balto is ready for the job.

Samuelstype: Brooklyn Samuels

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Based on geometrical shapes, it’s primarily intended for headline use but also offers excellent legibility in small sizes.

TipoType: Quiroga Serif

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Designed for continuous text – legible at medium and small sizes, with great space-saving.

Village: Superior Title

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A high contrast transitional typeface, a kind of missing link between Bodoni and Times.

The Signal Type Foundry: Center

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The future is squarish. Based on a rounded rectangle, its geometry has been subtly refined for smoother reading.

Typonine: Nocturno

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Broad-shouldered and heavy-armed: the rolling, dark silhouettes of its characters create a soothing yet forceful impression that serves to anchor words, no matter where they appear.

Sudtipos: Brownstone Slab

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Influenced by the ironwork and carved decorations of New York City row houses.

Typotheque: Lava

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Designed for magazine use, but far transcends its original application. It’s a no–nonsense workhorse typeface that can handle large quantities of text with ease.

Mostardesign: Metronic Slab Pro

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A slab-serif typeface with a technological and minimalist look.

FontFont: FF Kievit Slab

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Not just Kievit Sans with slab serifs attached. It has been carefully adjusted and fine tuned in width and contrast to help make it an extremely legible typeface.

Nootype: Felice

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An elegant serif with a humanistic touch.

Hoftype: Equip

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A new versatile geometric sans face in 16 styles, designed on a geometric base.

Fairgoods: Compunabula

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Compunabula began as a rejected logo for a client. Happy accident!

Typefolio: Petala Pro

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Combines readability with a gentle but strong personality. The smooth and balanced forms share space with expressive ink traps.

Talbot Type: Kilburn

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Continues in the fine tradition of fonts such as Franklin Gothic, News Gothic and Trade Gothic offering a contemporary interpretation of the condensed sans-serif – functionality with personality.

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