Type News: Dead Disco

After a heavy week of news and new type, let’s go light. Or at least light on our feet. Get down!

New Type

Like FF Marselis — it’s uncluttered sans predecessor — Jan Maack’s FF Marselis Slab successfully mixes geometric and humanist elements. The new family covers the same four weight range and the sans, with subtly adjusted forms to balance the addition of serifs.

New from the Sudtipos foundry is Zulia — a brash brush script by mononymous Venezuelan designer, Joluvian. Deftly combining “two of his favourite calligraphic styles”, this energetic face sports heavily contrasted strokes, a stylish headline attitude, and some serious OpenType magic courtesy of Alejandro Paul.

Sydney-based Lev Berry follows up his modular Monstre with another digitally updated dose of dimensional French ephemera. Fantaisie provides six stackable layers of bifurcated Tuscan fun, absolutely free for the taking (or downloading).

David Engelby’s Onward is a tidy text family that prides itself on legibility and distinctive, angular details. Regular, italic, bold and bold italic styles are crisply constructed — but not cold — showing off qualities of both draftsman and calligrapher.

News

Now that we’re warmed up, let’s hustle on to the news:

Events

Some of these happenings may occur on a Saturday. At night? Maybe. But you’ll need to bring your own fever.

  • TypeCon is now accepting donations for the TypeCon Silent Auction.
  • August 7: learn hand-lettering with Gemma O’Brien, in Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia.
  • At Reading Frenzy in Portland, Oregon, take in Letterfirm, “an exhibition of international expressive typography,” August 20 – September 18.

Explosions!

That’s a wrap for this week. See you soon!

Thanks to Grant Hutchinson for strolling through this week’s new type!

  • 1. atmawarin’s avatar atmawarin Aug 07, 2013

    Is this just me or typedia forum is locked?

  • 2. Jason Santa Maria’s avatar Jason Santa Maria Aug 07, 2013

    @atmawarin, Nope, you are right, the forums are locked because we’re phasing them out in the upcoming version of the site. They never really were used much, so we decided to drop them. If you are looking to discuss type in a forum, I highly recommend Typophile.

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