This article was published on August 3, 2012

25 Brand new typefaces released last month that you need to know about (August)

25 Brand new typefaces released last month that you need to know about (August)
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Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

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 30 new typefaces released last month that you need to know about (July)Type design isn’t meant 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 some of the latest typefaces released this past month. These are his findings:

Aesthetic Apparatus: Valuco

A nice, hearty, gaspipe typeface.


Reserves: Sorren

Designer: Mike Jarboe

A definitive bold condensed sans influenced by neo-grotesque designs. A relatively low stroke contrast complimented with sharp, horizontal stroke ends lend an unyielding appearance, while it’s rounded forms and refined curves juxtapose its inherent strength with grace.


Lost Type Co-op: Maven Pro

Designer: Joe Prince

Light as a feather.


MCKL: Fort

Designer: Jeremy Mickel

A contemporary grotesk, inspired by years of working as a graphic designer and the constant need for sans serifs with a flexible voice and durable performance.


Latinotype: Antartida Rounded

Designer: Luciano Vergara

A sans serif with rounded terminals, its simple, neutral feeling, is functional, clean and minimal. Rounded terminals make it friendly and warm.


Typonine: Thema

Designer: Nikola Djurek

Consists of letterforms with large x-heights, wide, bracketed hairline serifs, and slightly angled stress. Its italics have crisp yet painterly undertones that suitably contrast with its upright counterparts.


The Northern Block: Uniman

Designer: Jonathan Hill

A clear and simple sans serif typeface. Straight lines are combined with precision curves to form a functional and versatile typeface.


205: Beretta

Designer: Quentin Margat & Damien Gautier

Designed upon a proportional structure which makes it surprisingly legible even in very small text sizes.


CV Type: Reverie

Designer: Galen Lawson

A cheerful band of letters that bounce across the page and get together to create words in four weights. Quirky without being too whimsical.


Gerren Lamson: Handblock

A pair of typefaces that contains four variations of uppercase letterforms, inspired by the playfulness of arranging individual wood type letters.


205: Maax

Designer: Quentin Margat & Damien Gautier

A typeface with 4 stylistic sets: geometric, modern, grotesk.


Ten Dollar Fonts: Eastwood

Designer: Jonathan Faust

Inspired by old wood types from the classic western-movies.


dooType: Maestra

Designer: Eduilson Wessler Coan

A calligraphy font based on calligraphic style called Copperplate.


Photo-Lettering: Norton Tape

Designer: S.E. Norton & Kimberly Winder

A multi-layer alphabet.


Alias: Ano

Designer: Gareth Hague

A simple geometric, monoline framework allows for stylistic consistency over three variations.


Alex Connock: Connock

A typeface completely designed with the sole function of being used on eReader devices. Designed by combining many different elements on legibility theory and how the eye reads.


FDI: Graublau Slab Pro

Designer: Georg Seifert

The latest addition to the popular Graublau type family designed by the Berlin-based type designer Georg Seifert.


Just Another Foundry: JAF Bernini Sans

Designer: Tim Ahrens

Finely balanced weight distribution and open shapes make JAF Bernini Sans a great text face, while the wide variety of weights and widths provide a rich toolbox for headings and display typography.


G-Type: Rollerscript

Designer: Nick Cooke

Conceived by writing out variations of each character by hand using a roller pen before the scanning and digitising process.


Playtype: Q Stencil

Designer: Jonas Hecksher

A hyper-display didone; a true magazine header of extraordinary charisma. Designed to contain and communicate a distinct creative expressiveness.


Playtype: Metro Stencil

Designer: Jonas Hecksher

Showing both distinct elegance and boldness while optimized for higher legibility. The Metro family was originally designed for the Metro of Copenhagen.


Insigne: Ashemore

Designer: Jeremy Dooley

A restrained bohemian vibe that seems particularly appropriate for a coffee house or an art gallery.


Type Supply: Timonium

Designer: Tal Leming

A five weight, high-contrast sans serif display family.


Rene Bieder: RBNo3.1

A sans serif typeface with a technical and geometric appearance. The family includes 9 weights with matching italics. Its large x-height makes it especially legible at small point sizes.


Neal Fletcher: Bouwen

Available in 3 cuts: filled, holes and parts.

These are just a few of the killer typefaces that have come out over the past month (give or take a week). If you think we missed something, feel free to share it with us in the comments below!

Also, it’s the third month we’ve partnered with Type Release, so check out July’s list and June’s list!

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