Whether you are an aspiring motion graphic artist, editor, graphic designer, or web designer, keeping an eye out for new fonts is essential to keeping your design aesthetic fresh. Who knows, you might discover a new font that is a perfect fit for an upcoming project. Every month we explore the web and share with you a few favorite fonts we discovered along the way. Our favorite font from April 2015 so far has to be ‘XXII AwesomeScript’, a hand-lettered font that includes over 1k wonderfully designed letters, ligatures and alternates. It’s a perfect font for the designer who has not yet mastered calligraphy but wants to achieve that effect on a project. Scroll down to check out ‘XXII AwesomeScript’ and the other great fonts we discovered this month.
“Lettering is quite popular these days. And one thing is for sure… you are nothing without cool lettering. Here is one possibility to easily get a cool brush lettering result without calligraphic skills or any knowledge of using a brush.
XXII AwesomeScript, that’s more than 1k wonderfully designed letters, ligatures and alternates which may bring a cool and individual handwritten look to your creation. This font is designed to easily create logos, headlines and text phrases within a blink of an eye. Just open your glyphs-palette* and simply chose, from up to 13 different alternates per glyph, the one that fits best for your needs.”
“Chocolates is a geometric grotesque, which was created for beautiful and elegant things such as packages of chocolate. We wanted to make a fontfamily as a dessert. This is a delicious accent for your design.”
“Aloe is a display font family inspired by headlines from 1930’s newspapers and hand writing. The family consists of 9 weights, ranging from Thin to Heavy, with matching ornament fonts. Each weight has over 900 glyphs including advanced typographic features, such as vast number of stylistic alternates, swashes, titling and terminal forms, case sensitive forms, ligatures, symbols, ornaments as well as lining and old style figures, fractions, subscripts and superscripts.”
“RNS Oladys is a hand lettered brush font with ornaments, has a set of alternates for the lowercase and many kerning features advantages. The design is set from a strong wet brush making the imperfections an expressive quality and characteristic personality.”
“Inspired by the forests of southern Chile, known as ‘Puyehue’. A loose handmade typography with variations such as italics and a set of ornaments, especially for entertaining titles. By Rodrigo Araya Salas.”
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