From Sascha Timplan of Stereotypes in Trier, Germany comes the creative commons opentype face St. Marie – a nice, elegant thin slab serif face with a little bit of chunky curve appeal. Ideal for text and large headlines where you want a nice thin slab, St Marie is versatile and good to have around. Download the St Marie OTF.
Sometimes one letter makes me like a typeface, in the case of Dimitri Castrique from Belgium’s typeface Qlassik it was the Q. Check out that funky elegant swashy goodness. The unique lowercase g is also pretty sweet. Supplied in a regular and bold weight, this interesting sans serif face reminds me of a slightly more rounded and funky version of Canada Type’s Informa family of fonts.Download Qlassik OTF and TTF fonts.
An overall very nice sans serif and slightly grotesk and slightly rounded opentype typeface, Quicksand is sure to fill the needs if you seek a nice neutral contemporary face for easy to read signage, text, headlines, etc.. (it feels like a marriage between news gothic and vag rounded to me). Supplied in seven styles- Bold, Bold Oblique, Book, Book Oblique, Dash, Light, and Light Oblique – Quicksand had a lot of options! I especially like the Dash style. This diverse face was created by Freelance graphic designer Andrew Paglinawan from Quezon City in the Philippines. Download Quicksand OTF.
Peter Wiegel “Cat Fonts!” from Wolgast, Germany brings us this sans-serif TGL 31 034-1, a nice font that looks like a DIN ISO drafting template set of letters – the -1 is regular and -2 is italic version. Nice, clean, modern (to me, it is reminiscent of some emigre faces of the 90s) and easy to read. Download TGL31034-1 and -2 OTFs.
Tuffy, By NY/MA based Thatcher Ulrich is a nice and highly useable sans serif face that is supplied in the typical four styles – regular, bold, italic and bold italic – making it an ideal font to use for text, headlines, anything that needs to be legible. Thatcher has released this font into the public domain and you can download the TTF and OTFs here.
Today we bring you Vegur version 0.601 from Sora Sagano at Dotcolon in Kanazawa City in the Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan. Supplied in four weights – Light, Medium, Regular and Bold – Vegur is an ideal sans serif typeface for text and headline use with a style reminiscent of Albert Boton and Albert Hollensteins’ ITC Eras – simple, understated with a strong personality. Download Vegure OTFs.
Clayton Cowan, of Canada based Modern and Contemporary Home Plan maker OrangeModern, has drafted this fine shareware typeface for your enjoyment – Flux Architect. This popular architectural font is intended for use in technical drawings and design presentations, the package contains regular, bold, italic and bold-italic versions. Download Flux Architect TTFs.
CITIZEN KERN from Melbourne, Australia based Sentinel Type, designed by James Arboghast is a 21st century interpretation of Georg Trumps City typeface – adding a nice modern feel and perhaps adding a bit of Emigre influence. Highly useable as a text or display face, supplied in regular and oblique with full upper and lower case, numerals, punctuation and more! Download Citizen Kern TTF.
“The slab serif, or egyptienne type style, was introduced around 1815 by Vincent Figgins; at the time it was considered the most brilliant typographic invention of the 19th century, and the style quickly established itself as a favourite for headline and poster work. By the time the Stemple foundry introduced Memphis in 1930, very little had changed, except the progression to monoline stroke. The only place left to go after that was squared letter forms (City) – or was there one last trick left to perform? I could always try the semi-serif treatment, I thought, and that’s what you’re getting — a semi-serif squared monoline egyptienne!”