Type News: No Sleep till Whitman

Through sleepless nights and interminable delays, we’re still happy to bring you the latest in type newsery! Let’s get right to it.

New Type

Taking nomenclative inspiration from the mountains and visual cues from the cultural symbolism of his native Venezuela, designer John Moore presents Tepuy. The four weight family is an evolution of his earlier Makiritare face, which also featured strong monolinear forms sliding into an consistent and precise grid. The strong, linear geometry of each character intentionally merges and flows into neighbouring glyphs, creating intensely graphic settings.

Continuing to expand his voluminous Aviano series of display faces, Jeremy Dooley has managed to find one more avenue to explore. Aviano Wedge continues the extended, pared-down lines of its predecessors — but this time sporting luxurious, Latin-esque serifs. These six new weights are designed to work alongside the rest of the Aviano clan, featuring not only swash, stylistic, and titling alternates — but several dozen “artistic” ligature treatments as well.

Mocha Script is the lively result of combining the talents of lettering whiz Charles Borges de Oliveira and veteran signage designer Bruce Bowers. This energetic, monoline script is simply packed to the gills with alternates — some characters featuring up to nine different forms — providing plenty of casual, handwritten flavour.

Quite often, a bespoke project will turn into something larger. Case in point, Jessica Hische’s elaborate and curlicue’d Minot started out as custom lettering on a certificate for last year’s SOTA Catalyst Award. The three styles — outline, fill, and box — can be used independently or applied in layers for multi-colour and other “illuminated” drop cap effects.

News items!

Loads of joy to ring in the new week:

The year-end retrospectives and new-year plans continue:

Do something

For your calendars:

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That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading; see you Saturday!

Thanks to Grant Hutchinson for sending us four fine new typefaces.

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