Our January 2017 issue of Fontface features Odisseia from Plau, Zooja from Aerotype, Taberna from Latinotype, and Makozin from The Northern Block.

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Fontspring: Fontface Newsletter | January 2017
Odisseia Poster
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Odisseia Sample Text

It’s rare to see us get this excited about a monospaced font, yet here we are. Odisseia is a beautiful eight font family that takes its computerized futuristic influences and uses them as a basis for a very versatile and streamlined font. Use it for coding that’s easy on the eyes, or incorporate it into some contemporary brand design, the choice is yours.

Odisseia
Plau

$49.50 $99.00

Introductory Offer - 50% off until January 31st

 
Zooja Poster
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Zooja Sample Text

Zooja takes the fun and light-hearted feel that most brush scripts exude and turns it up to 11. Its focus on high-contrast strokes and varied alternates makes it work for designs of all kinds, shown off particularly well by the 20+ posters we have showcased on our site. Also available are doodads, catchwords, and banners, which are some of the most interesting we’ve seen in a while.

Zooja
Aerotype

$24.00 $48.00

Introductory Offer - 50% off until January 19th

 
Taberna Poster
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Taberna Sample Text

Taberna takes its influence from bar signage and other modern graphics, and it’s proud of it. Blocky text, options for a little bit of script or some inline graphics, and “lowercase” that’s just a slightly smaller uppercase on a higher plane all point to this fact. Use a combination of serif and sans with shadows for a vintage look, or put all caps sans with color on a black background and you’ve got your whiskey bar’s new sign already done.

Taberna
Latinotype

$47.25 $189.00

Introductory Offer - 75% off until January 9th

 
Makozin Poster
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Makozin Sample Text

Humanist text fonts always manage to lend a bit more elegance and interest to an otherwise plain setting. Makozin is no exception and adds more refined curves and terminals on top of that to achieve its graceful appearance. The italics are especially unique, and when incorporated generously can add even more sophistication to a magazine ad or a bottle label.

Makozin
The Northern Block

$63.49 $211.64

Introductory Offer - 70% off until January 12th

 
the top deals

UT Triumph

Reg $71.00   Now $21.30 until January 11th

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Bloomishly

Reg $18.00   Now $9.00 until February 4th

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FM Bolyar TypeCraft

Reg $299.00   Now $89.70 until February 5th

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Madelyn

Reg $37.00   Now $17.00 until February 17th

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the notable links
Are Quotation Marks Going Extinct?
 

Are Quotation Marks Going Extinct?

Glenn Fleishman of The Atlantic traces the origins of straight quotes and their increased usage in modern and web-based publications. He asks some good questions and comes to the conclusion that it might not matter so much that typographers quotes are going out of style. We’re disappointed, but not surprised.

Analog Fonts in a Digital World
 

Analog Fonts in a Digital World

As part of her master’s thesis, Sooji Lee created a machine to hand draw letters from the Bodoni typeface. A critique of the mechanical world we live in, where machines have replaced the “human element” of design, we just think it’s really cool.

Cursive - A Lost Virtue
 

Cursive - A Lost Virtue

In an opinion piece, Mark Oppenheimer laments the disappearance of cursive in our society. Not taught in some schools, many children grow up never having learned it. Honestly, when was the last time you wrote something out in cursive? Other than signing my name, I can’t remember.

the fine print

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