Seven weights of Advent – three thin, three bold, and a good old reliable regular version. From Athens, Greece (not georgia) based designer Andreas Kalpakides (aka IndeGraphics.) What’s Advent like? A nice simple, elegant one – not too far off from Gill Sans maybe, but a bit more interesting. Quirky but not too out-there. More intriguing than Eurostile, but cut from the same cloth. Good to use for text, or even for display. Download Advent family OTFs,
Bohemia is a nice face from a new, young (20 yrs old) type designer based in Ecuador named Juan Casco. Maybe inspired in the Song “She Loves me not” of Papa Roach ….the verse “Life´s not fair”…this angry feeling. Rough, Hand-drawn, scratchy. Full of teen angst, check. Let out those aggressions .. Download the Bohemia TTF.
Now arriving at Fontaday .. Airstrip Four from funky freeware font finagler Vic Fieger. It’s a nice clean face, techno influenced no-doubt about it. Rounded edges, straight ascenders, quirky angles. From afar it could be mistaken for something like Vag Rounded Black, but when you really look you see it has its own character and hard edged techno funky detroit-berlin-transeurope express-like spirit. Download Airstrip Four TTF and prepare for take off. (upper case is same as lowercase, has numerals, limited character set)
Oi, What was I thinking? I dunno really. I like it. It’s weird. It’s chunky when you zoom in on it, maybe someone somewhere needs a letter with clouds and a horizon and lines draw all chunky and funky like this, and maybe I like bunnies. I dunno. Easter Sunrise is from Renn Crump (aka pseudo nym) one of the guys who has been around a while designing some sweet shareware faces and this one has a retro-throwback vibe (maybe this one is from Dover?). Download the Easter Sunrise TTF, and be hoppy.
From Pablo Impallari (design, argentenia) with the help of Igino Marini (spacing and kerning, italy) comes the Cabin family. Pablo is also behind the Lobster Font i posted a while back, Cabin is a nice serious sans serif typeface that comes in 8 styles – Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, SemiBold, SemiboldItalic, Bold, BoldItalic. Upon first impression Cabin has a very typical humanist sans-serif feel, smooth with curves, thin and light but still authoritative. It’s not Helvetica or Gill Sans, although some people who don’t look too close may confuse it. Cabin is elegantly modern and refreshing and highly useable for print and web designs and it’s a great alternative to fonts people see every day. (and check out that @!!) Download Cabin TTFs.
Poor Tom, work’s done, been lazin’ out in the noonday sun. Coda from Wilmington, DE’s Fonthead Designs is a super nice heavy duty industrial sans serif display face. posters – of course. headlines galore – naturally. signs – aw yah. well you get the picture, coda is pretty versatile and has a full upper and lower case, along with the usual numbers, accents, etc. so it’s easy on the eyes and easy to use. Download Coda TTF.
What we gonna do right here is go back, way back … Another classic old school banger from prolific funky type designer Jakob Fischer aka Pizzdude, straight out of the .DK .. Kitchen Police, techno angular edge, pretty legible but not for text. Maybe a sign from Blade Runner or Back to the Future, you know what I mean? Download Kitchen Police Truetype font, and enjoy.
Lekton is a nice face inspired by olivetti typewriters created at Isia Urbino by the students Luna Castroni, Stefano Faoro, Emilio Macchia, Elena Papassissa, Michela Povoleri, Tobias Seemiller, and the teacher Luciano Perondi (aka galacticus ineffabilis) in eight hours at Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino in Italy. The face is supplied in a regular, bold and italic version making it practical for a lot of applications. Lekton is an open-source project, with no copyright or trademark qualification in order to permit the free use of the typeface, that can be modified as well as redesigned.
Always remember the basic ideas of anarchism and multiplicity. Download the latest Lekton OTF.
Copse, from London, England based designer and typographer Dan Rhatigan (also known as Sparky) is a family designed for the wonderful resource known as the Google Font Directory. Dan says “Copse is a low contrast slab serif that is a little soft around the edges, but with a clear and sturdy posture.” and I couldn’t agree more. Copse is a hybrid of a text face and a typewriter face, meant to hold up well if used at small sizes online, but produce a soft but clear effect at larger sizes. It has low contrast and soft edges, with some kicky ball terminals to provide a splash of color. Download Copse Regular TTF.