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 February 2015 so far has to be ‘Neon’. As the name suggests, styling for the typeface started with classic neon signage, but quickly took a new direction of its own leading to a very distinct and versatile display face. Scroll down to check out ‘Neon’ and the other fonts we discovered this month.
“Neon is an experimental, retro display typeface designed by Superfried. Neon features two styles which can be toggled via shift. As the name suggests styling for the typeface started with classic neon signage, but quickly took a new direction of its own leading to a very distinct and versatile display face. Neon has been featured in Computer Arts magazine.”
“An unexpected encounter at ArtBasel that uses Block Berthold Condensed as their co-operated logo. It is purely a personal impression towards this particular font. Following the research, it turns out that this font has been around for approximately a hundred years. Which then commenced into the designing process of Amsi by utilizing the inspiration from this font as a core concept in order to interpret a new aspect of Block Berthold in the present context through the outlook of the designer.”
“Strong, decided and edgy. The Americane super family is inspired by the old wood type specimen books. Delivering some glorious vibes of the handcrafted values from the pioneers AND keeping one eye on todays demands and technology, Americane is made for high professional use.”
“MY WAY belongs to a genre of fonts which contain the “aesthetic of ugly”. This is a font with a good balance of rhythm and contrast. Its aim is casual, wild and anarchic. Because of the spontaneity this font contains, there are plenty of Standard and Discretionary Ligatures to avoid frequent repetition of letters. If you find single repeating glyphs, you can change that by toggling between Stylistic Alternates. There are ligatures created for Cyrillic too.”
“Bassanova is a dynamic display font inspired by lettering on the “Love in the Afternoon” movie poster by Saul Bass. The font captures the minimalistic, yet very distinct look that is so typical for his designs.”
“Forma. Experimental typography, different based materials as plastic, metal, wood, among others, has a regular version, and 3 variants to decorate and have fun changing and modifying the letters, the intention is to make the most creative possible, also contains a rough version, a little rough.”
“As the name suggests, Basik is a simple, clean and versatile sans-serif typeface designed by Superfried. It is equally apt in both body and display scenarios.”
Thanks for reading. Did you have a favorite font from this list or want to add one of your own? Let us know in the comments below.
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