Type News: Eating Our Own Dog Food

Hungry much? Let’s dig right in to the tasty kibble that is this week’s new type, some of which is sure to make you drool.

Starting off this week’s fresh faces, Schizotype delivers a scoop of deliciously smooth Gelato Script. This familiar and friendly mid-century script is decked out with a variety of alternates, tasty swashes, swoopy ligatures, and enough language support for any Central European menu.

How about a little Vanilla Shake on top of your frozen Italian dessert? Veer’s Jukebox foundry serves up the first of a pair of new fonts in the form of a bouncy, upright script based on the work of American showcard artist, Mike Stevens.

Have room for a second helping of Jukebox? The whimsical, semi-unicase serifs of Lady Fair were inspired by the hand-lettered posters for the film of a similar name.

Peckish for something more calligraphic? Take a peek at Michael Clark’s Lucilee, a flowing italic script with finesse. It features subtly modulated stokes and a light sprinkling of swashes.

Alex Sheldon’s Match & Kerosene has released the headline eating Volcano. This four style display face is split between two distinct flavours: a simplified gothic “gaspipe”; and a jagged “island” style. Each comes with its own inline variation.

“If a sans serif roman and an uncial got together and had a type baby …” You have to appreciate a typeface whose bio starts off like that. You can also appreciate the work that designer Steven Skaggs and technician Delve Withrington have stuffed into the revamped Rieven Uncial Pro. This elegant titling face — originally released in 2009 — has undergone a serious OpenType transformation with a expanded glyph set, broader language support, seven sets of numerals, new ligatures, plus all the symbols and ornaments you can eat.

Whenever Rian Hughes cooks up a new typeface, people sit up and pay attention. Ember is no exception. A lively, informal script that could be “channeling the spirit of Roger Excoffon” is pure Hughes. Plenty of graphic chutzpah, including clever (but totally appropriate) ligatures and stylistic alternates.

Dynamic and drawn by hand. Those are qualities found in most of the typefaces produced by Brazil’s PintassilgoPrints. Their latest is certainly true to the rule. Populaire is a lighthearted, low-fat sans with an abundance of glyphs and some deliciously random OpenType-powered “magic”.

How about we wash all that good stuff down with some refreshing news:

And that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading; see you next time!

Thanks to Grant Hutchinson for fetching us this week’s new type. Who’s a good boy!

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