Type News: Typographcia

It’s Saturday, and we’re with you for another bunch of news and new type. Onward:

Starting off this week’s pile of new type is a fresh and contrasty script from the Argentine tag team of Angel Koziupa and Alejandro Paul. The upright Aranjuez is a hybrid number that combines a squarish, graphic structure with some fine calligraphic detail. Think serif-less didone with copperplate accoutrements.

Atipo’s Bariol is billed as “half grotesk, half rounded” — and that pretty much sums it up. Four understated weights of softened sans that sport lightly condensed, simplified forms and an unexpectedly energetic ampersand. Does the world really need another rounded sans? With the thin, light, and bold styles of Bariol bargain priced on the “pay what you want” scale — and the regular weight free for a tweet — how can you resist? Check out the wonderfully kooky promo video while you’re at it.

Laura Worthington loves “big, round, fancy letters” and has taken that to heart in her latest casual script. Azalea comes in two flavours — the bouncy, angular “Smooth” and a weathered, textural “Rough.” Both weights possess the appearance of finessed penmanship, but with distinctive and charming personalities.

Specifically developed for web and user interface designers, Adam Whitcroft’s Climacons is an incredibly clean, “climatically categorized” dingbat font. It’s also absolutely free to use and available as part of the ever expanding Noun Project.

Stephen Rapp’s bouncy, retro-style New Cuisine packs a lot of headline punch. It’s a bold, upright display script with plenty of unexpected OpenType treats — playful ligatures, alternates galore, swooping swash endings, preset word-lets, and lotsa language support.

And now for something completely deliberate. Philip Kelly’s Fantail is a decorated construction of a face — mixing the geometric sensibility of Art Deco with “a touch of the Arts and Crafts movement” through its truncated, namesake serifs. An eye-catchingly quirky display face, if nothing else.

Even with our typographic picnic table filled with tasty faces, why shouldn’t we serve up a piping-hot plate of Grilled Chicken as well? Fresh from the Sideshow concession stand, this country-style script is bursting with extra-crunchy headline flavour.

From tasty type to a spread of delightful newsy tidbits we go:

And that’s a warp. See you next week!

Thanks to Grant Hutchinson for covering tihs week’s new typefaces!

 

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