Type News: Make Your Sanity Check

It’s no “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,” but we have spooky, scary things in store this week after we bring you new type and the rest of the news.

But first: Congratulations to Erik Spiekermann for being awarded the 2011 Design Prize by the German Design Council.

Alegria specimen

From Ricardo Esteves Gomes and Outras Fontes comes Alegria, a clever display face with “an infusion of jazz influences.” It’s a friendly typeface, but with the right touch, Alegria could be unsettling.

LeFrançois specimen

LeFrançois, by Damien Gautier, feels well-suited for film noir.

Crete Rounded specimen

Not at all scary or dark, from Veronika Burian and TypeTogether comes Crete Rounded, available exclusively for use on the web.

Speaking of webfonts, in “@font-face Face-Off,” Graham Bird has put together a handy comparison of eight major webfont-delivery services. Meanwhile, the folks at Sleepover have compiled a table of fonts available on Typekit and suitable for long blocks of text, “The Great Typekit Table”.

Here are some other notable news items:

The Horror!

For the eeriest weekend of the year, here are various things to send chills down your spine or for you to use to frighten others:

That’s it for this week. Mortify us with our ignorance by sharing other news in the comments”and have a happy Halloween!

  • 1. Erik Vorhes’s avatar Erik Vorhes Oct 29, 2010

    Of course, the more paranoid we get about keming, the more likely we are to suffer from cornpensation.

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