Type News: 25% Invisible

This week: three type specimens for the middle of the Triduum, another unseen — and more good news and events than we can handle. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

New Type

Rodrigo Saiani’s Guanabara Sans is only the third release from Plau (the foundry formerly known as Niramekko), and a very sophisticated one at that. Orginally designed as a personable wayfinding face fitting the flavour (and winding streets) of Rio de Janeiro, this flexible “typeface from Ipanema” sports eight weights of distinctive details, calligraphic flourishes, and fresh-faced italics.

Unexpected angles and notches, asymmetrical serifs, and intentionally “broken” strokes give Mateusz Machalski’s Korpo Serif an atypical feel when compared to other Egyptian-esque slabs. Two weights of low contrast, deliberately constructed forms are supported by italic, alternate, and small cap’d variations.

The prolific pen of young Swedish designer Måns Grebäck has produced yet another bouncy, brush script. With “headline” written all over it, Remachine Script is loose, lively, and literally popping with exaggerated cap action.

Did you see that? It was a complete specimen of Adobe Blank, a typeface designed to cover all Unicode points — with each point rendered by a non-spacing and non-marking glyph. Wait, what? We had the same reaction — so we’ll let Ken Lunde explain why Adobe Blank is useful.

News

From real insubstantiality to items of substance we go:

Events

Make some of these time-sensitive items your business:

Valete

We’ll be back next week. Until then: be excellent to each other.

Thanks to Grant Hutchinson for unearthing some great new type!

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