Our February issue of Fontface features Hops & Barley by Fenotype, Artifex CF by Connary Fagen, Radal by Untype, and Tejuela by Underground. We also feature links to a Canadian news article about Calibri once again being used to decipher a fake document, Lydian's recent resurgence on book covers, and a list of Blue Note's best jazz album covers.

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Fontspring: Fontface Newsletter | February 2019
Hops And Barley Poster
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Hops And Barley Sample Text

Fenotype has brewed up a tasty vintage type collection with Hops and Barley. Catchwords and dingbats are also included as well as clean or printed versions. Font pairing has never been easier with this rugged set of four flavors that complement each other perfectly.

Hops And Barley

$20.00 $50.00

Introductory Offer - 60% off until February 28th

Artifex CF Poster
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Artifex CF Sample Text

Artifex from Connary Fagen is a gently refined serif with a classic literary feel that melts onto the page or screen in 16 variations. The organic letterforms are intriguing to look at in detail and smooth to read in larger portions. Also be sure to check out Artifex Hand for a sans-serif alternative.

Artifex CF
Connary Fagen Type Design

$52.50 $75.00

Introductory Offer - 30% off until February 28th

Radal Poster
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Radal Sample Text

If you’re unfamiliar with the name Untype, their library is definitely worth exploring. For starters, we recommend Radal - a crunchy natural serif. Thickened ascenders give it an organic look while maintaining a sense of balance. Radal contains over 1,400 glyphs that include gorgeous ligatures, alternates, and whimsical swashes, to name a few.


$40.00 $200.00

Introductory Offer - 80% off until February 28th

Tejuela Poster
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Tejuela Sample Text

With crisp, angular outlines modeled after wooden architecture, Tejuela has a wealth of homespun charm. The eight font family includes various OpenType features like swashed capitals and a stylistic set to construct decorative borders and patterns.


$44.75 $179.00

Introductory Offer - 75% off until February 28th

the top deals

House Sans

Reg $300.00   Now $75.00 until February 15th

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Wild Bloom

Reg $39.00   Now $19.50 until February 16th

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Reg $120.00   Now $12.00 until February 15th

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Didonesque Stencil

Reg $200.00   Now $40.00 until February 28th

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the notable links
Calibri saves the day ... again

Calibri saves the day ... again

Back in 2017, Calibri was used as a key piece of evidence in an investigation of Pakistan’s Prime Minister. Once again, Calibri has been a red flag for fraud, this time in Canada.

The return of Lydian

The return of Lydian

A font once associated with kitschy pulp novels has suddenly come back into vogue on book jackets. See how Lydian gained its second wind.

A look back at Blue Note album covers

A look back at Blue Note album covers

Classic jazz album covers from Blue Note records were always ahead of the curve with their groundbreaking graphic design and bold use of typography. Charles Waring lists his 20 favorites.

the fine print

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

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