We’re pleases to announce the launch of our two latest releases, Balbione and Chequers on Myfonts and on Fontspring.
Baldione is a highly stylised variation upon a classic Didone typeface, incorporating a globular decorative ‘ball’ or ‘blob’ in each character’s design. The result has a feel of the 1970s about it somehow and works well in poster and advertising designs with a hint of the outré’ about them. Balidone includes an extensive range of ligatures and stylistic alternates.
Chequers was inspired by the all-capitals lettering seen on a 1920s magazine cover. It is a family of six small-serifed display faces, including a selection of stylistic alternates. Use it for a comfortable period feel in your design work.
Here’s the last of our imminent releases for the moment, and another on which we’ve not introduced previously. You’ll see that this one is perhaps rather specific to a particular February day. It struck us as a bit of harmless fun that might appeal to some users of our typefaces…
We’ve been having great fun working on the letterforms for Brollo…a sort of ‘Roman but not quite’ display face, which we expect to release early in the new year. Let’s hope you like its different character too! We’re not sure where the name “Brollo” comes from, but somehow it seems to fit!
Here are some typography specimens showcasing members of our Paragon family, which is available through all our resellers.
Paragon is a display Roman family of nine faces, combining elements of formality and fun. It embodies a high degree of contrast between near hairline horizontal strokes and bold vertical strokes. The family is offered in three widths and in regular, small capitals and title faces.
We have three projects on the go at the moment – the large Wolverton family, which we’ve previewed from time to time, Quiller (more of which shortly), and an idea for something that we’re calling (for the moment at least) ‘Big Friendly Roman’. Here are some sketches for big friendly lower case letter forms. We’d be delighted to hear what people think and any ideas for a name that people might suggest. Any suggestions we use will be rewarded in our customary manner, with a complimentary copy of the relevant typeface.
Coliseo is a lively and fun Art Nouveau inspired typeface, inspired by stone lettering seen on facade of the Coliseum Theatre in London. It’s beautifully characterful let legible making it ideal for poster work or anything where it’s useful to combine Roman display faces with a feeling of life and energy. Coliseo is available on Fontspring and Myfonts.