Our Bourne typeface thoughts are starting to take form. Thanks for all the feedback we’ve received. We’ve not followed all of it and indeed have applied some of it in reverse, but we think things are shaping up well. A sample follows below. We have several Bourne faces in mind, rounded, lighter weights, etc…
The extensive Wolverton family was inspired but a turn of the 20th century luggage label designed by the London and North Western railway. The Wolverton family combines period flair and charm with respect for the modern need for legibility and purposefulness. The family has at its heart four Body text faces-regular, italic, bold and bolt italic.
These are complimented by three display text faces, offering upper and lower case letter forms, all offered in regular, oblique, bold and bold oblique forms. Four all capital based display design are also included if offered in the same four styles, making an extensive and flexible family suitable for a wide range of uses- everything from setting large amounts of text to large scale signage and poster work. Wolverton offers a unique blend of charm an modern flexibility, why not give it a try today? All faces include lining and old style numerals and are extensively kerned. Individual faces are all economically priced and substantial discounts offered for the purchase of larger sets of typefaces.
Bertoni is a high contrast Didone family of twenty faces, which combines extreme legibility with distinctive character. It is able to hold its own in modern usage while having features rooted in a deep period charm. The family includes two widths as well as two weights. Bertoni regular, bold and wide are small capitals faces ideal for posters, book covers, packaging and signage. The text faces are body faces which form the ideal accompaniment. For more distinctive features, the Title, Capitals (all capitals, but in two forms) and Flamboyant faces are ideal. Bertoni offers a blend of the modern with classical revivalist charm which makes it up to the minute and never out of place. The family is extensive enough to form the foundation of a commercial house style, but can also lend an element of character in single usage.
Bertoni is currently offered at a 35% discount on Myfonts.
A week or two ago we published some sketches of upper case letter forms for a project we’ provisionally named ‘Alfredian’. Congratulations again to Mitch Chase, who managed to guess the inspiration behind these letterforms as the title card from ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’. We’ve since had a subtle rethink on the title front and the family will now be known as Alfrere Sans. A copy of the family will be dispatched to Mitch once the whole family is complete.
Here’s a working sampler of Alfrere Sans Openface. Have fun spotting the Opentype ligatures-click on the image below to view at higher resolution.
One of our several projects ‘in hand’, Oakland is nearly ready for release. This is a Streamline era design (well, its more modern in inspiration than some of our recent designs…) inspired by some hand-drawn lettering on a 1930′s French poster advertising a certain brand of Car (Automobile for our American cousins). Here are a few samples of the current pre-release version of Oakland in action. Watch for more news later in the week.
By the way, we do appreciate that the car isn’t an Oakland, but rather a Chrysler Airflow, but the style is right for the look we were after.
Portello is a display family in the tradition of Tuscan advertising and display faces. It’s a family of three ‘all capital’ faces. A perpendicular regular form is offered, along with an italic form (a true italic – with purpose designed glyphs-NOT merely an oblique) and a basic form for small text – which dispenses with the family’s characteristic outlined look. It offers the spirit of the Victorian era with ready and distinctive legibility. It’s ideal for poster work, especially at large sizes, and for signage with a period flair. Why not give your work the flair of colourful 19th century commercial design today?
Paget is a modern exploration of Tuscan design. Here you’ll find simple geometric outlines with an ‘Arts and Craft’ charm about them. Paget is beautifully clear and easy to read, but offers a distinctive charm that conventional sans serif and serif faces don’t. Paget is offered in regular and oblique forms and is an ideal way to merge tradition and all that is new and fresh in your designs.