Author Archives: David Sudweeks

David Sudweeks is a letterer and type designer. He works at his home studio in Berkeley and at FontShop’s San Francisco Office as their type expert. He writes for FontShop, blog.fontshop.com, and occasionally on The FontFeed, fontfeed.com.

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.

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.

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.

Alana

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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On top of the countless decorative capitals, initial & final forms and alternates, this subtly textured fine brush script hosts a slew of curly rules, floral dingbats, birds and insects.

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

HaruNami

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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Chiharu Tanaka’s HaruNami (“spring wave”) fuses Japanese ornamentation with the Roman alphabet. The Simple font is a functional Gothic sans; the three other styles – Decorative, Embellished and Ornate – progressively apply the wave motif to the capitals.

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

Iconics / Mac Dings

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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Rian Hughes is as much an illustrator as he is a type designer. Iconics is his joyous interpretation of the trustworthy icon packs for typographically conveying simple concepts. The central icon is from Mac Dings, a humorous collection of (loosely) Mac-related dingbats.

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

Indoo 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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By connecting its bitmap-like characters with a horizontal line, Indoo subtly hints at Indic scripts. The borders and ornaments are an extension of this visual style.

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

New Fonts This Week

Just a little announcement first from Monokrom:

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You’ll now find that all Monokrom fonts on FontShop are additionally available as webfonts.

Hamilton Wood Type

HWT Tuscan Extended by Frank Grießhammer, webfonts available.

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Hoftype

Equip Slab by Dieter Hofrichter, webfonts available.

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Three Islands Press

Botanical Scribe by Brian Willson, webfonts available.

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Type-Ø-Tones

Arbotek by José Manuel Urós, webfonts available.

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ASM by Iñigo Jerez, webfonts available.

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Lola by Laura Meseguer, webfonts available.

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Sniff by Joan Barjau, webfonts available.

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Wiescher

Dylan by Gert Wiescher, webfonts available.

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Supra Demiserif by Gert Wiescher, webfonts available.

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Guilloche by Gert Wiescher, webfonts available.

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Continuing Promotions

Al Fresco by Laura Worthington — 30% off until 25 December

Felicita and Supra Demiserif by Wiescher — 50% off until 31 December

Krul, Medusa, and Dulcinea by ReType — 50% 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 Sudtipos — 30% off until 3 January

Equip Slab by Hoftype — 50% off through 12 January

Arbotek, ASM, Lola, and Sniff by Type-Ø-Tones — 20% off through 28 February

Hypnopaedia / FellaParts

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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What happens when letters stop being letters and become miniature works of art? Zuzana Licko transforms them into hypnotic patterns simply by repeating and rotating them. See Hypnopaedia and the wondrous freeform FellaParts, sourced from iconic graphic designer Edward Fella’s artwork and sketches.

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

Japanese Garden 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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Although we primarily know him as the designer of modern classics, Akira Kobayashi’s foray in dingbat territory sees him pouring his Japanese cultural heritage into a collection of enchanting ornaments.

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

Parfumerie Script

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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Besides its intricate Decorative caps, the English-style Parfumerie Script offers a set of seductive ornamental extensions. The elegant curls and loops lovingly frame words of passion and devotion.

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

Diversa

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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Pedro Leal & Dino dos Santos’s Diversa is unique both in terms of appearance and usability. It combines nine styles in a single font – unbracketed and bracketed serifs, stencil, engraved, sans and slab, baroque, stencil sans and slab serif, and a stylistic set that rotates them all.

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

Tabac

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 Tomas Brousil’s Tabac was specifically designed to be used in newspapers and magazines, all styles are outfitted with full complements of arrows and stars, playing card and chess icons, weather icons, and so on. For us the sun always shines, even from behind the clouds.

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

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