Par Avion Re-Worked…

Par Avion’s design draws something of itís inspiration from the old BSA Motorcycles logo and was developed in parallel with our Vinea typeface family.  ‘Par Avion’ means ‘By Air’ – remember those little blue stickers in the Post Office. We think this typeface design has a lovely feel of the early jet-era about it.

We’ve now added a second typeface to the Par Avion family, ‘Par Avion II’ which incorporates lower case letter forms.  Here are some test pieces which show ‘Par Avion’ and ‘Par Avion II’ in action…

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Just Released

Our four latest typeface families have now released on Fontspring and on Myfonts.  Here are a few more sample images displaying Landsdowne Commerical,Wellmere Sans, Friendly Shaded Sans and Trivette.  We know these four projects have taken a while to come to fruition, but we think they are worth the wait.

‘Landsdowne Commercial’ is a development of one of our designer’s earlier public domain releases, ‘Landsdowne’.  All glyphs have been completely redrawn and refined.  An extensive range of stylistic alternates and ligatures have been added, as well as a completely new bold face and several forms of numerals.  Landsdowne commercial is ideal for period-inspired design work, such as posters and book covers as well for clear elegant communications.

Wellmere Sans is humanist a ‘sans serif’ typeface combining distinctive character with easy legibility. The emphasis here is on elegant simplicity and clarity. No alternate forms, no ligatures, just good simple design and elegance giving clarity and ease of communication.  Ideal for timeless presentation of information, signs, posters, computer displays and so forth.

‘Friendly Shaded Sans’ is just what the name says. It’s a chubby and cheerful Sans Serif typeface that is ideal for poster work, headings and informal design generally.

Trivette is an ‘All Capitals’ calligraphic display face, where all upright strokes are rendered as curves and where everything approaching the vertical are rendered in threes.  That’s probably as clear as mud, but the results combine charm and legibility with a decorative period air.  Recommended for poster work where a sense of dignified fun is important.










Coming Soon…. Alfrine

Alfrine is a project we’ve had ‘on the back burner’ for quite some time, though we don’t think we’ve presented it here before. In one of those periodic burst of energy that tends to characterise our operations…or is that periodic busts of time left by our day jobs(?) it’s finally getting near completion.

So, introducing ‘Alfrine’ an oblique San face (two faces actually) with  delightful feeling of energy and motion about them.  Alfrine includes an extensive range of ligatures and works well when used for ‘all-caps’ lettering.

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Lanvier Releases

The Lanvier family is also now launched through Fontspring and Myfonts.

Lanvier is an all capital display face, inspired by the thirties streamline era look.  The family is offered in four style, Regular, Oblique, Double Oblique and Reverse Oblique, as well as two weights, Regular and bold.  Bring the thirties back to life in all their chromium plated, streamlined and fast moving glory with the Lanvier family.

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Another Project Nears Completion…

Remember Lanvier?  Another odour ongoing projects from a little while back.. We think this all-capitals display family of six faces has a rather lovely ‘retro-future’mfeel to it.  Think of the late 1930’s and the streamline era…