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Chester Jenkins’ architecturally inspired Brooklyn and its subdivided sibling Brooklyn Stencil have finally hit the streets after years of client exclusivity. Each variation of this “octagonal sans” consists of five rigidly constructed weights, along with properly tweaked obliques and a handful of alternate forms.

Expanding on his modernized majuscule script Rieven Uncial, Steven Skaggs has released the complementary Rieven Roman. Favouring Venetian style over uncial form, the Roman and italic can sit nicely alongside their predecessor. This is partly due to the sharing of several glyphs between the two families, but there’s also a similar application of calligraphic modulation and detail.

We love the fact that Wood Type Revival’s name says exactly what they do. They revive wood type. To that point, their latest revival is Cosmopolitan — a bold, connected script that’s trying really hard to look more sophisticated than it really is. This charmingly irregular display face originated with the Morgans & Wilcox Manufacturing Co. in the late 1800s. As with all WTR faces, you can choose between a lovingly redrawn regular style or a distressed version, with a century’s worth of replicated bumps and bruises.

Elena Schneider’s multiscript Eskorte is a workhorse text face focused on clarity and “a crisp, businesslike tone.” With Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and comprehensive Latin support, this family covers a huge range of languages out of the box — with a stylistic cohesiveness across the flexible four weight range. The Latin italics possess a liveliness and fluidity, reflecting the graceful dance of the Arabic forms.

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Big hugs to Grant Hutchinson for bringing us some lovely typefaces this week.

 

  • 1. Indra Kupferschmid’s avatar Indra Kupferschmid Feb 19, 2013

    No mention of Jackson Cavanaugh’s The Harriet Series all-webfonts specimen-site?

  • 2. Erik Vorhes’s avatar Erik Vorhes Feb 21, 2013

    Indra — whoops! I hope Jackson will forgive me. :)

  • 3. Grant Hutchinson’s avatar Grant Hutchinson Feb 25, 2013

    In fact, we did link to original Harriet Series microsite two years ago almost to the day — but it’s certainly worth mentioning the updated specimen.

  • 4. Indra Kupferschmid’s avatar Indra Kupferschmid Mar 03, 2013

    I know, it was exactly one year ago, but I thought the update with all webfonts was worth another mention. Thanks.

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