FONTYOU Promotion — until 12 December
Abdo Fonts Promotion — until 4 December
All these fresh faces just arrived this week. As always, subscribe to our newsletter and read this blog for the full stories on these. Now for all the latest from the following foundries:
Looking back over Astype’s catalogue this week, a couple nice ones stood out.
Polychrome types like Ademo by Andreas Seidel give the typographer a lot of latitude in creating the proper relationships between positive and negative space. Initially designed in metal by Carl A. Fahrenwaldt as a shaded display face in 1931, Andreas brings new life and new uses to the design. Among these he mentions embossing, blind imaging, die- or laser cutting, stamping, and experimenting with spot coatings. The face comes in a standard set of six fonts, and supplements this with eight additional fills available individually.
Secca Art is a variation of the Secca family, a fresh take on the German grotesque letter. Secca Art adds a bit of warmth, unexpectedly, through applying curves to the diagonal strokes, and through altering the stance of capitals such as D and G. The effect loosely ties the design to the early art nouveau period which Andreas cites as a direct source of inspiration. Secca Art is purchasable as an 8-weight set, a complete 11-weight set including hairlines, and in individual weights.