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 May 2015 so far has to be ‘Backlash’, a hand painted script with a raw, rough style. It’s a perfect font for the designer who wants to give their design a cool grungy look without having to hand paint it themselves. Scroll down to check out ‘Backlash’ and the other great fonts we discovered this month.
“The quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. An appreciation for the world around us. Gratitude for being a part of it all. No matter what’s happening in our lives, there’s always something to be grateful for. When we have an appreciation for all we have, life gives us more to feel grateful for. It’s a naturally occurring cycle.”
“Botanica is a 100% brush written font family with inky texture that was inspired by modern trends in brush lettering and design. The fonts look good both together or separately and possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Two types of initial and terminal swashed makes the Script font a good companion in wedding invitations design.”
“A hand painted script style font that adds instant cool factor to any project. This font strives to bring a real hand-illustrated touch to designs as the variation in line weights, textures, and letter forms creates a one of a kind final piece. These variations also create an energetic movement throughout words, and paired with a variety of ink splatters, you’re ready to backlash.”
“Stadt seamlessly combines typographic aesthetics from the 1950’s with a contemporary twist. This workhorse is meant to be set tightly, but looks equally smart with some extra space as well. We loaded Stadt with alternate characters and ligatures along with wide language support.”
“Masters is a very emotional font family. These fonts will add to your design sincerity and feeling. We did 4 different styles: Masters, Masters Birds, Masters Rough and Masters Condensed. Also we added in each style classic font family formula: Thin, Light, Regular, Bold and Black.”
“Delm font family is one of those large and useful families that you really can’t miss if you are looking for typeface combining originality and legibility. Delm is one of these – a sans serif with geometric modern look designed very smart with soft round look and very specific inktraps that complement its uniqueness. It is developed in 9 separate weights ranging from Hairline to Black, each coming with corresponding slanted version (called ‘Oblicua’).”
“Diodrum is a spurless sans family for the Latin script. “Spurless” typefaces features smooth transitions from letters’ stems into their curved strokes. The design is generally monolinear. Diodrum’s x-height has tall, and its counterforms are large and open. Instead of being drawn with straight lines, Diodrum’s diagonals swell outward. This gives letters with prominent diagonals an increased dynamism.”
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