Meet the Duos

We’ve been doing the anti-social thing over Christmas, and getting some more work done on Spillsbury.  This is now shaping up to be a family of ten typefaces, including an idea we had-the duo pairs.  It’s probably easier to show you what we mean than try and describe it-so here’s a neat visual summary:

Basically, each Duo pair (we plan three….) will be a pair of fonts with all dimensions and metrics corresponding exactly, and designed to be overlaid in the same position on the page to achieve the next best thing to a two coloured typeface.  You’ll see in this first example of Spillsbury Duo Body and Spillsbury Duo Blocking the effect of a three-dimensional shadow in a different colour can be achieved.  Of course-we’ll also be supplying the full letterforms with shadows as Spillsbury regular, for more conventional monochromatic use.

We have some ideas for further developments along this line, including a trio idea to emulate illuminated capitals…but that’s some way off yet.  Meanwhile work on the finishing touches to Spillsbury continues apace!

 

Our Three Newest Releases…

Here are some more examples of our latest releases in action- all are currently being offered at introductory discount prices on Myfonts.com.

Jonquin was inspired by some hand lettering seen on a World -War One recruiting poster. It’s a family of three faces for display work and headings designed to be used readily as an ‘All-Capitals’ face as well as in upper and lower case format. Regular and bold weights are offered, as well as an even more decorative incised form. The whole family is ideally suited for poster and advertising work, as well as book and record covers and period themed signage.

Luscombe is a boisterous and lively display face, recalling the shaded and outlined faced much beloved of 1920s poster and advertising artists, while offering a regularity of outline that those faces often did not achieve. Itís ideal for poster and display work, or for signage with a subtle period feel. Mix the two faces to add emphasis where it’s needed.

 

Zenia, offered in regular and bold weights is a homage to the streamline era of the later 1930s. It’s a distinctive display family, glyphic yet still intuitive and easy to read. Use it anywhere you want that 30’s streamlined feel, or perhaps in science fiction inspired work particularly those that have a ‘past inspired future’ feel… 

Three New Releases

We’ve just released our latest three families on Myfonts.com, all offered for the moment at a 30% introductory discount.  Click the banners below to get to know Jonquin, Luscombe and Zenia.

Three Imminent Releases

Here are some preview examples of three new families which will shortly appear on Myfonts.com

Jonquin

Firstly, here’s Jonquin, inspired by a hand lettered First World War recruiting poster.  It’s a family of three faces for display work and headings designed to be used readily as an ‘All-Capitals’ face as well as in upper and lower case format.  Regular and bold weights are offered, as well as an even more decorative incised form.  The whole family is ideally suited for poster and advertising work, as well as book and record covers and period themed signage.

Luscombe

Luscombe is a boisterous and lively display face, recalling the shaded and outlined faced much beloved of 1920s poster and advertising artists, while offering a regularity of outline that those faces often did not achieve.  It’s ideal for poster and display work, or for signage with a subtle period feel.  Mix the two faces to add emphasis where it’s needed.

Zenia

Finally, here’s a reminder of Zenia, about which we have written previously.  Zenia, offered in regular and bold weights is a homage to the streamline era of the later 1930s.  It’s a distinctive display family, glyphic yet still intuitive and easy to read.  Use it anywhere you want that 30’s streamlined feel, or perhaps in science fiction inspired work particularly those that have a ‘past inspired future’ feel…