Type News: WOFF! (There It Is)

Let’s get right to the good stuff.

The underlying concept for Jacques Le Bailly’s eye-bending Macula draws on the illusionist geometry and “impossible figures” of Swedish artist Oscar Reutersv√§rd and the dimensional typography found in some of Bronislaw Zelek’s infamous display faces. Le Bailly’s riff on twisty type includes five styles that can be layered or applied independently. The addition of some clever OpenType whiz automatically alternates between two versions of each character.

Finland’s own Mika Melvas has launched an angular brush script and christened it Saline. Bold and jaunty, this upright face sports clean lines and a wind in its jib. Adding to the typographic fleet is set of nautically-themed ornaments with a weathered, woodcut feel.

Khajag Apelian’s Arek is the first multiscript face from the Rosetta foundry to include a matching Armenian cursive. Specifically suited to educational and editorial applications, this stylishly appointed text family shares expressive, calligraphic details in the serifs, strokes, and terminals across all four weights and their italics.

It’s hard to improve on Dave Rowland’s description of his latest design: “Like a lovechild of American Typewriter and Cooper Black, typewritten in melted chocolate.” The unabashedly bold Margot charms with her chubby, cheery demeanour. Roman and italic styles come packed with four sets of figures, a “spattering” of swash caps and alternates, plus numerous useful dingbats.

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I hold in my hands a list! of items you might find interesting:

That’s it?

Unless the popular (mis)interpretation of the Mayan calendar is correct, we’ll see you next week!

Thanks for the lovely new typefaces, Grant Hutchinson!

P.S. It’s a lighter week, which is nice, considering how heavy our hearts are given recent events. Jason Kottke and Erica Schemper have some great advice on how to talk to kids about what happened in Connecticut.

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