Type News: Dirrrty

Happy Saturday! Let’s round out this august month in style, shall we?

New New New Type Type Type

Golly! Look what just fell off the Font Bureau type truck. Like its root vegetable namesake, David Jonathan Ross’s Turnip is a little rough around the edges, but earthy and flavourful all the same. Each of the six weights sport an interesting “energetic tension” — evident when comparing the character’ß smooth exteriors and their chunkier interior forms. Looking for a screen optimized option? Turnip RE is also available as part of the WebType Reading Edge series — featuring fine-tuned stem weights, looser spacing, and airier proportions.

Photo-Lettering’s latest display-savvy set of sorts is Jeremy Mickel’s Sobriquet — an understated, throwback sans. Not only is this curiously slim face available as both a single, monolinear weight and a fully customizable triple-layer version — it also comes in a unique monogramatic variation based on an idea by New Zealand designer Tana Mitchell. Using the online typesetter, try typing a pair or trio of characters to produce your own typographic motif.

Hendrik Weber’s second release for Belgium’s OurType is the extensive Edward family, named for calligrapher and teacher Edward Johnston. Obviously inspired by Johnston’s famous “blockletter” sans for the London Underground and similar humanist faces, these nine weights balance subtle, modern Britishness and vibrant, unexpected details. A handful of unorthodox alternates provide the means to loosen up Edward’s rather geometric appearance with a bit of “calligraphic vernacular.”

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Thanks to Grant Hutchinson for covering yet another round of glorious new type.

 

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