Eurobia is a family of two typefaces – Regular and Plain. They are display faces with a strongly European feel and a strong flavour of the 1920s. My suggestion would be to use them for poster or banner work, or packaging or cover design, with the heading text set in Eurasia Regular and subsidiary text set in Eurobia plain.
I’ll admit this is a design with very specific, not to say narrow, uses, but it’s great fun!
Deco Metro is a 1920s and 30s inspired display family, ideal for posters, banners, book covers and other promotional work. Two weights, regular (with an incised centre line) and bold (without the centre line) are offered. The family has an extensive range of features including discretionary ligatures, old-style numerals, Swash Letter and numeral forms, small capitals, Roman numerals and fractions.
A lovely piece of type design seen on Mark Whitfield’s Photography blog:
I particularly like reminders of like this, which illustrate the care and attention that type design used to merit. My attention is particularly caught by the manner in which clarity is maintained despite using lower case letter forms interspersed with upper, uncommon flourishes which are of equal wait to the Glyph’s main strokes, and a horizontal rule merged with type.
I am also reminded of 1980’s visits to Burtons (by then the reference to ‘Montague’ had disappeared) and just what splendid establishments shops in this chain could be,
Three of our latest projects, Alfrere Banner, Barollo and Lugano have just launched on Fontspring. All three projects will have been familiar to our regular readers over the last few months (indeed, days, in one case) but here are some fresh images as a short reminder. We seem to have a wheeled transport theme on our mind just lately…