Type News: Whippet Good

It’s not too late! We’re right on time with this week’s news and new type, which consists of a ton of great display faces and a new take on Rotis.

We begin with an august new face from Ángel Sánchez, Museum. Stately and sure, this all-caps sans serif was inspired by the inscriptions on Trajan’s Column.

Also new from Mr. Sánchez is Stadium, styled after the curves of a traditional stadium. This is a display face that feels at most at home at a sporting event.

If you let your guard down, Uppercut Angle will surely knock you over. Joachim Müller-Lancé originally designed this face for the Krav Maga training center of San Francisco, and its forward motion and tough angles capture that martial art well. (We’re especially smitten with the PDF specimen.)

Evan Huwa has released Ranger on the Lost Type Co-op. The strong angles and sharp spurs of this face evoke a strong western vibe. Use it to freshen up the look of your “Wanted” posters — as long as you only need uppercase letters.

Marcus Sterz has released Moki. This sans serif is intended to be an alternative to Eurostile, but it should find plenty of uses even without that comparison.

Fresh from Monotype comes Rotis II Sans. Designed by Robin Nicholas and Alice Savoie, this extension of Rotis attempts to account for a full complement of weights and italics.

Dave Whitley’s Outage claims not to care, but with a wicked lightning bolt glyph and two distinct styles, it’s hard not to care about it.

Add Ademo to the list of fascinating chromatic display faces. While Ademo appears to be reasonably flexible, it should work especially well when pursuing an engraved look.

If you’re looking for a steelier approach to the engraved aesthetic, look no further than Pittsburgh, a gritty face that comes straight out of America’s Rust Belt.

Let’s end this week’s new type on a classier note, with Gillian Fisher’s elegant Rochester, available through Google’s webfont service. A script face that claims inspiration in Victorian and Art Deco calligraphic styles, Rochester has a flourishes that give it a great feel of its own. Just watch out for mysteriously burning rooms.

And now for the rest of this week’s news:

That’s it for this week. If we made any errors, crack the whip in the comments!

  • 1. jblt’s avatar jblt Aug 12, 2011

    Letter.2 deadline has been extended to August 29. :)

  • 2. Erik Vorhes’s avatar Erik Vorhes Aug 12, 2011

    Yay! I’ve updated that item.

  • 3. Grant Hutchinson’s avatar Grant Hutchinson Aug 13, 2011

    I‘d like to thank Erik for taking on the new type this week … while I was dipping my toes into a lake somewhere amidst the trees of British Columbia.

  • 4. worldwideleaders’s avatar worldwideleaders Aug 19, 2011

    well; great stuff. I’ll dive in this week end.

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