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This article was published on January 13, 2013


    38 Of the most beautiful typeface designs released this winter

    38 Of the most beautiful typeface designs released this winter
    Harrison Weber
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    Harrison Weber

    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 25 Brand new typefaces released last month that you need to know about (August)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 38 beautiful typefaces, all of which were released this winter. These are his findings:

    Associated Typographics: Ramsey

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    Designer: Michael Cina

    With strong structure and a warm personality, this typeface is a stout but refined workhorse.

     

    Process Type Foundry: Klavika Display

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    Designer: Eric Olson

    From extra stuffed to skeletal thin, Klavika Display is a collection of fonts for large sizes and an even larger impact.

     

    Okay Type: Harriet

    harriet
    Designer: Jackson Cavanaugh

    A rational serif family, a contemporary reflection of the serifs popular in mid—20th—century American and English design.

     

    Hoefler & Frere-Jones: Tungsten

    tungsten

    The New Tungstens, a set of four different widths, each in eight weights. A compact and sporty sans serif that’s disarming instead of pushy — not just loud, but persuasive.

     

    Jörg Schmitt: Ingrid Mono

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    The birth of the monospaced types dates back to the past. There was a need for the creation of typesets for typewriters. The difficulty was to align the different glyphs in the same width.

     

    Lost Type Coop: Dude

    dude

    A reverse contrast cowboy font thats got true grit. It’s not about weight, its about style. Twelve different serif styles inspired by country musics legends.

     

    Sudtipos: Poem Script

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    Designer: Alejandro Paul

    A mixed collection of interpretations conjuring a late nineteenth century American pen script style.

     

    The Northern Block: Baufra

    baufra
    Designer: Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya

    A humanist sans—serif typeface, based on the sans—serif typefaces of the early 20th century.

     

    Monokrom: Telefon

    Designer: Sindre Bremnes
    Designer: Sindre Bremnes

    Based on the lettering on the original Norwegian phone booths, drawn by architect Georg Fredrik Fasting in the 30’s. A general purpose geometric sans serif in three weights.

     

    Monokrom: Satyr

    Designer: Sindre Bremnes
    Designer: Sindre Bremnes

    Contrasts convex with concave curves, sculpting letterforms instead of adhering to the traces of a physical tool.

     

    Positype: Anago

    Designer: Neil Summerour
    Designer: Neil Summerour

    Soft, ample letterforms are casually constructed and the end result produces a typeface that changes color as it varies in size — allowing the type family to work well in both text and display settings as long as attention is given to size.

     

    Positype: Macha

    Designer: Neil Summerour
    Designer: Neil Summerour

    It’s no-nonsense construction bears many influences from Gill Sans and Frutiger while stubbornly blending my own humanist touch.

     

    Borutta: Wood Type Collection

    Designer: Mateusz Machalski
    Designer: Mateusz Machalski

    Wood Type Collection from Borutta is a set of wonderful, warm and weathered hand made typefaces. The inspiration for this collection comes from a wooden letter blocks and other old technologies used for printing.

     

    Font Bureau: Serge

    Designer: Cyrus Highsmith
    Designer: Cyrus Highsmith

    A frisky, acrobatic face that dashes off decorative blurbs, signs, and headlines with a lively, angular zest.

     

    Rene Bieder: RBNo2.1

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    A condensed sans serif typeface with a technical and geometric appearance.

     

    Art. Lebedev Studio: ALS SyysScript

    Designer: Julia Sysmäläinen
    Designer: Julia Sysmäläinen

    Handwriting of a strong Carelian personality revived.

     

    Suitcase Type Foundry: Tabac Slab

    Designer: Tomas Brousil
    Designer: Tomas Brousil

    Created by combining several contradictory influences, the result of which is a universal linear font.

     

    Typedepot: Centrale Sans Condensed

    Designer: Alexander Nedelev & Veronika Slavova
    Designer: Alexander Nedelev & Veronika Slavova

    15% Narrower than its normal sibling, which makes it precious spacesaving tool. 9 weights from Hairline to Extra Bold plus matching italics.

     

    Los Andes: Magallanes Essential

    Designer: Daniel Hernández
    Designer: Daniel Hernández

    A contemporary neo—humanist sans serif font designed by Daniel Hernández. Its strokes and terminals are related to the calligraphic strokes from humanist typefaces.

     

    Kostic: Breakers Slab

    Designer: Nikola Kostić
    Designer: Nikola Kostić

    A versatile typeface that is strong in headlines and legible in text, with a range of distinct weights from delicate thin to chunky ultra.

     

    Kyle Wayne Benson: Farmer’s Co-op

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    The extended, extra bold, uppercase, sans serif your forefarmers would have used.

     

    Kyle Wayne Benson: Millie

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    Much like the Milwaukee logo, Millie is meant to be used on a bit of an angle — though, she looks just fine without it.

     

    Ludwig Type: Marat Sans

    Designer: Ludwig Übele
    Designer: Ludwig Übele

    A clean and lively sans serif typeface, characterized by excellent legibility.

     

    Leo Koppelkamm: Blu

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    Designer: Leo Koppelkamm

    An innovative multilayered font, seemingly inspired by bicycle tires and paper streamers, it fits many use cases brilliantly.

     

    Talbot Type: Kaleko 105

    Designer: Adrian Talbot
    Designer: Adrian Talbot

    Inspired by the classic, geometric sans-serifs such as Gill Sans, but has shallower ascenders and descenders for a more compact look.

     

    The Northern Block: Reznik

    Designer: Jonathan Hill
    Designer: Jonathan Hill

    A compact sans serif with a technical origin. Each character was drafted out from a grid template and then refined through the application of subtle curved detailing.

     

    TipografiaRamis: Decima Mono Pro

    Designer: Ramiz Guseynov
    Designer: Ramiz Guseynov

    A condensed geometric monospaced san serif, built in six styles.

     

    Mika Melvas: Saline

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    An angular and bumpy brush script. It includes set of nautical ornaments as a OpenType feature.

     

    Latinotype: Schwager

    Designer: Luciano Vergara
    Designer: Luciano Vergara

    A steampunk slab serif typeface with an industrial accent in a contemporary tone.

     

    Sudtipos: Platinus Script

    Designers: Angel Koziupa & Alejandro Paul
    Designers: Angel Koziupa & Alejandro Paul

    Explores the evolution of invitation scripts from the classic commercial lettering of the 1930s to the ideas clearly visible in the greeting cards of the 1980s and 1990s.

     

    Bold Monday: Macula

     

    Designer: Jacques Le Bailly
    Designer: Jacques Le Bailly

    Can be described as the ‘impossible typeface’, since its design is based on the concept of impossible objects. This optical illusion was explored into great detail in the 1930’s by the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd, and simultaneously made very famous by Dutch artist M.C. Escher.

     

    Wilton Foundry: Cielo

    Designer: Robbie de Villiers
    Designer: Robbie de Villiers

    A versatile contemporary typeface family that will serve you well in many design situations.

     

    Rosetta Type Foundry: Arek

    Designer: Khajag Apelian
    Designer: Khajag Apelian

    A powerful multi—weight type system with an innovative matching Armenian cursive. Originally designed for school books, it responds well to a range of editorial environments.

     

    Storm: Trivia Grotesk

    Designer: František Štorm
    Designer: František Štorm

    A typeface system which originally arose from the need to simply explain to some publishers “serif, sans-serif, egyptian”, etc.

     

    Soneri Type: Concord

    Designer: Aakash Soneri
    Designer: Aakash Soneri

    Yet another typeface with simplicity as it’s core element.

     

    Hanoded: Lampion

    Designer: David Kerkhoff
    Designer: David Kerkhoff

    A tall, narrow and very legible typeface, which comes with extensive language support.

     

    Andinistas: Demetria

    Designer: Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero
    Designer: Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero

    Works to form words and headlines with medieval expressiveness.

     

    Posterizer KG: Posterizer KG Rounded

    Designer: Lazar Dimitrijević
    Designer: Lazar Dimitrijević

    Useful for sweet themes like cookies, puppies, love, joy, or other similar things.

    These are just a few of the most impressive typefaces that have surfaced over the past few months. If you believe we have missed something, feel free to share it with us in the comments below!

    This isn’t the first time we’ve partnered with Type Release, so check out our lists for SeptemberAugustJuly and June.