Type News: Gaswinker

Late night, flickering lights: what better setting for our latest batch of news and new type? This way …

New Type

Angling for some new type? Type Together’s largest family just doubled in size (and usefulness) with the addition of a complete set of obliques. Tablet Gothic Oblique adds six widths worth of slanted companions to Veronika Burian and José Scaglione’s sturdy, grotesque sans — now consisting of seven dozen individual styles.

Inspired by a handful of characters spotted in a vintage pajama advertisement (you can’t make these things up), Harold’s Fonts has pulled out a pair of textural inline headliners. The smooth as silk Penstripe and its sketchier Pencilstripe cousin both feature five lanes of funky linear strokage — in a trio of weights.

David James and Gareth Hague have been busy finishing up several new releases for their Alias foundry. Noah Text and Noah Bold feature sharp angles and connections reminiscent of incised forms, brushed with just a touch of modernized blackletter. Three styles of each weight include a unicase variation, as well as something called “upper lower” — where the traditional uppercase has been replaced with stretched and modified lowercase characters.

Also out the Alias shop are two takes on minimalist stencils. The serif stylings of Grist are constructed (and implied) through the subtle placement of circles, simplified stems, and other “curvaceous, dramatic shapes.”

Glue is a companion design to Grist, abstracting the already stark forms into even simpler and more graphic components. Both stencils feature several alternate characters that can be easily accessed by changing case.

Canada Type’s Patrick Griffin has again done a bang up job reinvigorating the once film-bound faces of the Filmotype collection. Filmotype Keynote is a bold, mid-century advertising face — substantially updated with extended language support, alternates, and handy OpenType goodness.

The informal, monolinear appearance of Filmotype LaCrosse comes from the world of luxury goods and high-end catalogues. Once again, the casual 1950s aesthetic has been amped up with a significant set of alternates, contextual ending characters, and “flawless” ligatures.

The latest face from Argentina’s Sudtipos foundry has been described as “Pretty, edgy, and pretty edgy.” Heráldica Script is easily one of the most expressive and ornamented scripts produced by the typographic tag team of Angel Koziupa and Alejandro Paul. Contrasting and “conjoined” calligraphic strokes provide an engraved flavour. The flourishes and swashes take it right over the top.

News

After such a glowing batch of reviews, there’s only one way to begin this week’s round of type-related links:

Events

Write these down before the lights go out:

Whoosh

And with that, it’s time to put out the light and put out the light. Have a great (and not at all ominous) week!

Thanks, Grant for guiding us through type (previously) unknown!

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