Type News: Adomnánable

It’s Friday! Let’s get together and partake of some tasty news and delectable new type.

ATypI Reykjavik is finished, and we’re on the lookout for people’s reactions to the conference. To get started, check out Yves Peters’ first impressions. Then peruse the Flickr group.

Iceland is beautiful. This week’s new type isn’t too shabby, either.

I’m not sure how I feel about Futharc getting an extended character set, but Daniel Viber’s Paradox Runa sure is interesting. And if you’d like to read some of what you’re typesetting, the new Paradox X complements it nicely.

As angular as its name is unpronounceable, YRBK4 is a new and striking “8-bit serif” from Greg Ponchak.

Dunwich Type brings us a new and versatile fat face, Sybarite. It’s designed for the age of digital type, with multiple optical weights to allow its hairline strokes to exist — and remain remarkably thin — at just about any size.

What a name! Georg Herold-Wildfellner’s Mr. Moustache seems to be a friendly chap, perhaps even the life of the party. And since he brings his own dingbats and ornaments, he deserves to be.

Mishka, by Emil Karl Bertell, is a lovely swash-filled upright script. Its reputation is sure to be solid, especially since it remains legible at smaller sizes.

The Wood Type Revivalists are back at it with Concave Tuscan, their latest release. Based on Gothic Tuscan (1866), its clean and distressed weights are a delight for the eyes — and “best used at larger sizes,” which we’ve taken to heart.

Let your eyes linger over that new type. And now, on to the rest of the news, which begins with a fresh look at a familiar face:

For the calendar:

That’s it for this week. Is something amiss? Did we miss anything? Was the Concave Tuscan specimen set too small? Let us know in the comments.

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