Our November 2017 issue of Fontface features Fibra by Los Andes Type, UT Laurelle by Uniontype, Isotonic by Emtype Foundry, and Diploma Script by Latinotype, as well as an article on the team responsible for expanding Microsoft's font library, a brief history of the ampersand, and a video essay on how sans-serif fonts came to be so popular.

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Fontspring: Fontface Newsletter | November 2017
Fibra Poster
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Fibra Sample Text

Here’s a geometric sans that breaks the rules and looks good doing it. Fibra has a high x-height, strong readability, and plenty of personality. Unexpected curves and angles abound throughout this family. Check out the Alt versions, too, for some extra style.

Fibra
Los Andes Type

$29.85 $199.00

Introductory Offer - 85% off until November 24th

 
UT Laurelle Poster
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UT Laurelle Sample Text

UT Laurelle is a stylish brush script that will make any headline look fresh and friendly. The subtle variation in line weight makes for an organic take on a readable script. Keep it classy with the lighter weights, or grunge it up with UT Laurelle Press.

UT Laurelle
Uniontype

$24.50 $49.00

Introductory Offer - 50% off until December 8th

 
Isotonic Poster
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Isotonic Sample Text

Emtype used Ciutadella as a structural foundation, and gave it a major overhaul. The result is a sleek, futuristic sans called Isotonic. Its open counters and straight terminals are reminiscent of iconic logos from the ’70s and ’80s, while the rounded corners give it a distinctly modern feel.

Isotonic
Emtype Foundry

$174.50 $349.00

Introductory Offer - 50% off until December 15th

 
Diploma Script Poster
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Diploma Script Sample Text

We cordially invite you to explore this stunning calligraphic script. The Diploma Script family is elegant enough for wedding invitations, and stylish enough for eye-catching titles. Diploma Script Ornaments is the icing on the cake, adding extra flair to an already lavish typeface.

Diploma Script
Latinotype

$39.50 $79.00

Introductory Offer - 50% off until December 1st

 
the top deals

Takeaway

Reg $50.00   Now $12.50 until December 31st

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Laca Pro

Reg $265.00   Now $66.25 until November 27th

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Vernyhora

Reg $102.00   Now $30.60 until November 19th

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Solitas Serif

Reg $249.99   Now $87.50 until November 17th

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the notable links
Type Faces of Microsoft
 

Type Faces of Microsoft

We’ve got a few history lessons for you today. The first is a look back on the key players in expanding Microsoft’s font library in the late 1980s, and the roles they played.

The History of the Ampersand
 

The History of the Ampersand

You see it everywhere, but how much do you know about this iconic stylized ligature? Get to know your friend the ampersand.

The Mighty Sans
 

The Mighty Sans

Here’s a great video essay by Michael Thomas on the rise of sans-serif fonts, how they struck a chord in the advertising world in the 20th century, and why they’re so prevalent today.

the fine print

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