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.
“It’s like hiring your own professional sign painter with a solid repertoire of styles. Each one is distinctive, yet clearly by the same hand – in this case, Laura Worthington’s, holding a pointed brush. No variants were created on the computer; each weight and version was individually hand-lettered.”
“This multi-purpose text face for the Latin script comes from Yoann Minet, a Paris-based designer. It includes some whimsical details, which liven up even the most serious of texts. Zahrah is a Didone-style serif in ten styles: five upright weights and companion italics. Didone types are characterized by strong visual difference between the weight of the letters’ thick stroke and thin strokes.”
“The Triump Rough typeface comes with 2 different subfamilies: Blur, a soft, delicate font with a vintage and hipster feel that gives your design a breath of fresh air; and Rock, a strong, hard font in upper and lower case well-suited for high-impact headlines.”
“Amongst the landscape of geometrics, Termina breaks the norm with its generously wide letterforms. The typeface was conceived after finding and examining specimens for Industria, a family designed by Hermann Zehnpfundt in the early nineteen-hundreds for Emil Gursch. Something about the strength of its extended letterforms at larger sizes and their simplicity at smaller sizes struck a chord. This is no Industria revival or clone, however—Termina is a modern take on this wide geometric, grotesque style.”
“A modern geometric sans serif font family designed with focus functionality & legibility and with an eye on the old masters. Its well balanced low contrast letter shapes come with a tall x-height. The italics are designed with a little more curvy approach what brings up a different individual character fitting perfect to the straighter forms of the uprights.”
“KunKun is a ‘handwritten sans’ – each letter looks as if it has been written with a single monolinear stroke, and its letters’ terminals are fully rounded-off and almost sausage-shaped. Three weights are available in the family, and each font each contains 406 glyphs.”
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