The two-tiers font included in this archive, Day Roman, is a digitally redrawn version of what has come to be historically known as the “Two Line Double Pica Roman”, a typeface designed by 16th century French punchcutter FranÁois Guyot, and used in numerous books between 1535 and 1570, most notable of which are J. Steelsius’s printing of The Bible (1541) and Frisius (1551), Gillis Coppens van Diest’s printing of Erasmus (1544), Georgius (1544), Serlio (1550) and Horatius (1552), and Rotarius’s printing of Livius Brechtius (1549). The type was also used extensively by H. Dunham, and later J. Day, in London (the name Day Roman is simply a reference to J. Day having used the type). Original matrices of Guyot’s roman type are now in the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp. From 2002, Fredrick Nader at Apostrophic Labs. Download TTFs.
Another nice legible elegant face that’s been floating around a while with no real trackable origin – from ‘rda_dgsn’ is all i really know. Some people say it looks like Myriad Pro from Adobe a bit too much, but I like it just the same. Download the four styles (bold, bold italic, regular, and italic) that make up GranDesign Neue Serif TTFS. Anyone know any more about where this font came from?
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,
AR Techni is a nice clean techno-inspired, rounded sans-serif face from type and Architectural Designer H.Arroyo from Cartago, Costa Rica. Reminiscent of old architectural template lettering, AR Techni has a straight forward design that would be great for text or set large for headlines, the quirky rotated lowercase e and some other interesting design highlights make AR Techni stand out from the pack. Download The TTF..
Somewhere between the straight laced ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book and the funky Aaux Light with a little bit of dirty funk thrown in, falls Birth of a Hero. It’s a bit rough and grungy but has undeniable roots in those esteemed faces. This font is from the canadian designer known as Last Soundtrack, and comes with the usual upper and lower case letters, numbers, punctuation and some accented characters to take it around the globe. Download the Birth of a Hero TTF and enjoy your new rough grotesk face.
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.