The October 2016 issue of Fontface features Fairwater from Laura Worthington, Ultine from Insigne Design, Januar from Skyla Design, and Martinithai Neue Slab from Deltatype.

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Fontspring: Fontface Newsletter | October 2016
Fairwater Poster
Fairwater Poster1 Fairwater Poster2
Fairwater Sample Text

A complete design system from Laura Worthington for under $30. For the one or two of you who didn’t immediately click through to buy it already: it’s a sailor and tattoo themed font with swashes, alternates, and forms aplenty. If you like the appeal of pre-picked font combinations, and need a style that doesn’t look like all the others, jump on this font! You won’t regret it!

Fairwater
Laura Worthington

$29.25 $65.00

Introductory Offer - 55% off until October 30th

 
Ultine Poster
Ultine Poster1 Ultine Poster2
Ultine Sample Text

Clean and understated for all your text needs, Ultine is the perfect font when you have a lot of data that you need to convey and not have your font get in the way. Not only that, it has so many sizes and widths that you’d be hard pressed to not find exactly the right size you need. If you’re on the fence, the normal weight is free, so go check it out!

Ultine
Insigne Design

$186.00

 
Januar Poster
Januar Poster1 Januar Poster2
Januar Sample Text

Januar is simple and adorable. A hand drawn font from Skyla Design, it looks great in contemporary designs for hip new things. The high contrast in the line thickness gives it extra character. And, for only $15, it’s too good to pass up.

Januar
Skyla Design

$15.00

 
Martinithai Neue Slab Poster
Martinithai Neue Slab Poster1 Martinithai Neue Slab Poster2
Martinithai Neue Slab Sample Text

We love us some modern slabs here at Fontspring, and Martinithai Neue Slab checks all the boxes. Interesting lines, lots of extras, big chunky weights. While it won’t do everything for you, it’s a perfect choice when you need something just different enough to grab attention.

Martinithai Neue Slab
Deltatype

$30.00 $150.00

80% off until November 3rd

 
the top deals

Soin Sans Neue

Reg $299.00   Now $74.75 until October 12th

Soin Sans Neue Poster Soin Sans Neue Poster 2
 

Gambado

Reg $99.00   Now $49.50 until October 29th

Gambado Poster Gambado Poster 2
 

Sunshine Daisies

Reg $89.00   Now $26.70 until November 10th

Sunshine Daisies Poster Sunshine Daisies Poster 2
 

Luminare

Reg $119.00   Now $83.30 until October 30th

Luminare Poster Luminare Poster 2
 
the notable links
Comic Book Fonts
 

Comic Book Fonts

Have you ever wondered why it seems like every comic book uses the same style of lettering? This Vox video explores the origins of that hand lettering and the transition to digital fonts. Vox interviewed John Roshell and Richard Starkings of Comicraft and got the low down on the idiosyncrasies and characteristics of comic book fonts. If you’re looking to license fonts for comics, you can find a great collection on our site.

OpenType Variable Fonts
 

OpenType Variable Fonts

John Hudson of Tiro Typeworks, a core member of the OpenType Variable Fonts working group, introduces us to a groundbreaking update in the world of font technology. Backed by giants in the industry (Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft), this update has the potential to change how we use and implement fonts on the desktop and on the web. More info can be found in Nick Sherman’s edited twitter feed, @variablefonts.

Creating Vulf Mono
 

Creating Vulf Mono

James Edmondson of OH no Type Co, one of a new wave of super creative font foundries, runs us through his design process for Vulf Mono, a monospace with nuance and soul. The font was inspired by a font available for the IBM Selectric Typewriter and by the funk band, Vulfpeck, for whom the font was named and designed. We’re loving the font family and the story behind its unique design.

the fine print

Masthead set in Balboa & Tenez, body set in Questa Slab & Tenso

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