Type News: Nuclear Device

Hello, and welcome to this week’s massive collection of news and new type.

Lucky new type

Rian Hughes tries to “manage one major release of new fonts per year”, but admits to a “slip” in 2012. The latest batch of faces for his Device Collection more than makes up for the unintended hiatus — with plenty of the distinctive, neo-retro display type we’ve come to expect from Hughes. Shall we take a peruse through the ten new families? Why not.

Armstrong is a strong, geometric script channelling some serious streamline vibe. The two weights are furnished with smart beginning and ending characters, swash capitals, and a handful of ligatures.

Taking a more freeform approach, Cadogan is also a connected script with avintage flair. Aggressively italic with accentuated caps, this high-style display face also features beginning and ending glyph variants, plus a tricky “extendable t-bar” that has been designed not to collide with subsequent ascenders.

Join the Clique — with an arguably elegant, subtly flared sans in three weights.

Chiselled terminals, Deco-inspired geometry, and a condensed stance provide Galleria with some graphic oomph.

Get your Glimmer on with two styles of slick, backslanted disco action.

Based on a variation of the Batman logo, the aptly named Kane comes boldly equipped in a pair of comic book styles.

Following in the trenches of 2011’s siginificant Korolev family, Korolev Military Stencil is a sectionalized display variation of the condensed grotesque sans.

Distilled from basic geometric shapes, State is a graphic display face with “futurist” leanings. Both solid and “rough” versions contain different cuts for each uppercase and lowercase character.

The deliciously mod, Avengers-inspired Steed covers two widths, with natty italics.

Last, but not least, the energetic Whiphand shows off some of Rian’s trusty (and rustic) handstyle.

After navigating that truckload of display type, why not rest your eyes on the softened edges of Hoftype’s Foro Rounded. Sixteen styles of relaxing sans echo the humanist structure of the slab serif’d Foro, but with added headline appeal.

Laura Worthington’s retro-flavoured “baseball” script may be named “Number Five”, but that’s not just what it wears on its jersey (it’s actually Laura’s favourite “lucky” number). Bold and blazing like the boys of summer, the smooth and slightly rough versions of this sign-painterly script include a concession stand’s worth of alternates, ornaments, and other extras.

Designed for the Bauer foundry by Henrich Jost during the first half of the 20th century, Beton Open has been revitalized by David Tucker from a print of the original foundry type. Nothing extrapolated or assumed — this is a display face straight from the source. David has also made the font available as a series of high resolution scans.

Wrapping up this huge slice of typographic pie is something fresh from Type-Ø-Tones fridge. Laura Meseguer’s Magasin is a quirky, upright script that combines copperplate calligraphy, draughtsman’s precision, and moderne elegance. High-contrast with an experimental edge, Magasin’s charming fluidity is enhanced by the inclusion of several swash and stylistic alternates.

Nota bene

Whew! I hope you’re rested up, because the next fun slog begins now:

Calendaria

Now that you’ve burned through your free time, be sure to check out these upcoming events:

Sigh

How better to end such a huge week than with a simple “See you next time”?

Thanks to a well-rested Grant Hutchinson for the insane number of new typefaces!

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