Monthly Archives: December 2013

Whirligig / Big Cheese

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till today.

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It’s been a great year. Happy new year.

By repeating and rotating relatively small elements Zuzana Licko created fascinating ornaments that look like you are viewing the world through a caleidoscope. Combine them into majestic decorative tapestries. The central icon comes from Big Cheese, a unique collection of clip art with implied levels of meaning but no real meaning – hopefully through usage the dingbats will start to have a meaning.

The Ornament Series was produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Buyer’s Guide: DSType EULA

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Founded in 1994 by Dino dos Santo, DSType has produced typefaces for several corporations, magazines, and cultural projects. With a diverse range typefaces from text to display, you’ll often see a distinctive flair in his characters.  Check out Esta, Penna, and Diversa on FontShop.

Basic EULA Rights

  • Desktop use supports up to 5 computers.
  • You can create a secured non-editable PDF for preview or print.
  • You can take a digitized copy of the font to a commercial printer or service bureau to print documents you have created.

Restrictions

  • You cannot share the font with users that do not have a license for the same font.
  • You cannot embed the font into a Website or Application.

See DSType EULA

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

EULA highlights will be posted every other Monday. Next up is Letters from Sweden.

Ornament (from ParaType)

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Elvira Slysh’s collection of delicate and robust forms offer the typographer a finely graded palette for pattern work. The typeface is known simply as Ornament.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Liza Ornaments

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Underware’s magnificent interpretation of fine brush lettering marries calligraphy to commercial sign painting and vintage advertising scripts. Lovely ornaments let you embellish your declarations of love. From Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs, and Sami Kortemäki , this is Liza.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Baskerville Original

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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As far as we know, Baskerville never used ornaments, though as is noted in the introduction to Frantisek Storm’s Baskerville Original, his bookbinder did.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Caravan

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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During this series, we’ve leaned pretty heavily on William Addison Dwiggins, a self-named “black-and-white-smith.” Though he had a firm grasp on color theory, this one’s color palette is dedicated specifically to him, and what he could do with just black and white. The typeface is his own Caravan.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Pinterested: Best of 2013

Pinterested: Best of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we’d like to congratulate all of our picks for Best Typefaces of 2013. Take a gander at our board showcasing all of the great faces of the year.
From all of us, have a Happy New Year!

FTN Gretel Dingbats

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Daniel and Sylvia Janssen team up to bring us this wonderful alphabet and dingbat series, FTN Gretel. Its edge texture reveals its crafty origins, namely, needlepoint, though this could also easily suggest cross-stitch or knitting. Make sure to look through the character set of the dingbat font for more charming forest creatures.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Acta Symbols

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Merry Christmas. This message was specially scheduled since we’re at home with our families today. We send our best wishes. Dino dos Santos’s Acta Symbols decorate the ground, while in the fore we return to Sibylle Hagmann’s fantastic Odile Ornaments.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

New Fonts This Week

Brooklyn Samuels by Samuelstype
Webfonts Available

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Grota Rounded by Latinotype

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Al Fresco Bold by Laura Worthington
Webfonts Available
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Politica by Sudtipos

The Politica family was extended from 16 to 36 weights.

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Perec Ludique by Pampatype

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Continuing Promotions

Al Fresco by Laura Worthington30% off until 25 December

Felicita by Wiescher50% off until 31 December

Krul, Medusa, and Dulcinea by ReType50% off until 31 December

Bloket Pro by profonts80% off until 31 December

Select weights of Altrincham, Futura Round, Giureska, Labyrindo, Le Rock, LP Pinselschrift,
LP Saturnia, Maccaroni, Quendel, Seizième, SignPainters Script, Smooth Buggaloo, Styla, Technotyp,
and Urban by URW50% off until 31 December

Seashore by Sudtipos30% off until 3 January

Al Fresco Bold by Laura Worthington – 30% off until 21 January

Grota Rounded by Latinotype – 50% off until 22 January

All Politica products by Sudtipos – 50% off until 26 January

Interstate Pi

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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It’s Christmas Eve. We celebrate with this little-known pictorial set that accompanies Tobias Frere-Jones’s Interstate. Three of the four styles in Interstate Pi are recreations of standard US road signs; The fourth, slightly more tongue in cheek.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Buyer’s Guide: Webfonter

Try webfonts from FontShop on any browser for free with WebFonter. With thousands of fonts to choose from, test-driving a webfont is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

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Download and install the Chrome extension to preview a fresh look on even the most complex, javascript-heavy sites. Add the bookmarklet to your toolbar to preview webfonts in other browsers. Or use the launcher for just a quick try.

The best part is that WebFonter allows you to adjust, swap, and tweak font styles live in browser. Once you’ve picked the perfect fonts, you can buy a webfont license.

If you have additional questions you can always email FontShop’s Support Team for help.

Gothic Extras

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Ryoichi Tsunekawa’s careful recutting of several Hamilton wood ornaments captures the intricate Late Victorian / Craftsman-era feeling with great care. Did we mention it’s free?

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Odile Ornaments

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Inspired by a 1937 experimental design by W.A. Dwiggins, Sibylle Hagmann’s vibrant serif face includes a delightful Ornaments font. The Art Deco-style graphics perfectly harmonize with the weight and shape details of the letters.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

Bronz

This post is part of a daily series that adds one ornament per day to our blog, up till the new year.

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Bronz’s blocky letter forms refer to both pre-Colombian culture and Art Deco. The Ornaments font comprises simple yet inventive dark shapes with blunt corners to create borders and rules.

The Ornament Series is produced collaboratively by David Sudweeks and Yves Peters.

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