What’s New in Fonts: 7 Fonts Released in January 2015

Although it’s only a few weeks into 2015, I have already discovered seven great new fonts released in January 2015 that you can start using in your designs.

One of my favorites on this list is called YWFT Pipe, a cylindrical monster that has FIVE, count ‘em, FIVE tubular styles for users to layer: solid, shadow, outline, half-solid and texture (dots). Although I can’t think of immediate uses for YWFT Pipe, it’s so fun and unique that I know I’ll start to see it in designer’s work this year. Another beautiful and functional font released in January 2015 is called Burford. Kimmy Kirkwood states, “Burford is a font family that I sketched while traveling through Europe. I was mesmerized by all the unique typography that was showcased throughout the five countries I visited.” The font immediately reminded me of vintage signage found in England so I’m not surprised to hear Europe heavily inspired the final design. Scroll down to check them out for yourself and tell us which one is your favorite by leaving a comment below!

LHF Asylum

LHF Asylum - A new font released in January 2015.

“A ragged jagged experiment that’s sure to fit the needs of any mad scientist or extreme skier dude (you know the type). Features two sets of variations: one set on the uppercase keys and a different set on the lowercase keys. Mix and match them for best effect. No twisted or mangled points in this font. All paths guaranteed technically sound.”

Cluster

Cluster - A new font released in January 2015.

“A​​ ​hand​-drawn shadowed and textured display sans​. Strong and stylish, ​definitely​. Two glyphs per letter for a ​nice ​natural ​feel. And ​let’s not​ forget to ​remark the hi-versatile solo versions​​. ​The​se fit many design applications, ​with the ​amazing ability of looking slightly serious or slightly fun​. ​But always genuine, you bet​!”

Moho FX Shadow Pro

Moho FX Shadow Pro - A new font released in January 2015.

“A display font collection for fantasy headlines within the concept of Moho Condensed based in letters with shadows as Moho Umbra Regular and Italic, or simple shadow effect as Moho Shadow Regular and Italic, or font effects to be used in color layers. all ideal for interesting lettering to magazines, posters and labels design.”

Burford

Burford - A new font released in January 2015.

“Burford is a font family that I sketched while traveling through Europe. I was mesmerized by all the unique typography that was showcased throughout the five countries I visited. Inspired by all that I had seen, I found myself spending 4-5 hours per day in Amsterdam’s Vondel Park drawing characters. Once back in the states I digitalized Burford, deciding it would make for a beautiful layer-based font.”

Classification JNL

Classification JNL - A new font released in January 2015.

“Classification JNL stretches a point to arrive at its name. The attractive sans design was found as a hand-lettered title on a piece of vintage sheet music called “My Hawaiian Souvenirs”. During the 1940s, the popular mode of travel to other countries was by steamship. Steamship passengers were assigned their accommodations by the type of passage they booked (such as First Class and Tourist), thus they were in various levels of classification. This aside, Classification JNL is a nice alternative to “standard” condensed fonts for design projects.”

YWFT Pipe

YWFT Pipe - A new font released in January 2015.

“Starting out as a set of vectors, this series of tubes is now the Pipe you’ll want to share with your friends. This cylindrical monster has FIVE, count ‘em, FIVE tubular styles for users to layer: solid, shadow, outline, half-solid and texture (dots). Seriously, there’s so many design options at stake here, it’s as if Max Headroom’s debutante ball went haywire in the sewers, and now Mario & Luigi have to work overtime to save everyone. Let’sa go!”

YWFT Dessau (BONUS)

YWFT Dessau - A new font released in January 2015.

Although there might be very few functions for this font, it’s just too fun not to include on this list. “Pictograms and schizograms. This is a whole new level of crazy for YWFT, and is quite possibly the most seriously ****** up thing we’ve ever done. Designed with numerous different styles that you can layer to create endless permutations of depth and 3D.”

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Author: James Peacock

James Peacock is a Digital Marketing Specialist at FIDM in Los Angeles, California. He received his A.A. in Graphic Design from FIDM and was hired as Social Media Assistant in 2013 by his alma mater in order to help grow the institution’s social media marketing efforts. James now combines two of his passions, telling stories and solving problems by managing data-driven marketing campaigns across multiple channels that ultimately result in a positive return on investment.

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