Archive for Fonts

Fonts of March

Mar 09, 2011 No Comments

Legendaria Manuel Corradine from Bogota, Colombia, has given us some fine fonts in the past, such as the eclectic and elegant Mussica and the spontaneous Corradine Handwriting. But Legendaria is his biggest coup so far, his pi?ce de r?sistance, his Nec plus ultra. Legendaria is a sophisticated connected script font that dexterously mixes formality and […]

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Rebranding and fonts

Feb 28, 2011 No Comments

It is very rare that a mediocre logo is a cause for re-branding. Yet, it still happens sometimes… a young company starting out in business, makes a logo in-house and goes ahead with it. A few years later they feel the need to conform to the market realities and it becomes the reason for the […]

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Orbi Font by Natalia Vasilyeva

Feb 09, 2011 No Comments

Based in Siberia, Natalia Vasilyeva is one of the most prolific designers contributing to Moscow’s ParaType foundry. Her latest offering is Orbi, a type system with a wide array of styles. Orbi consists of ten roman and italic faces of different proportions and weights and three decorative calligraphic fonts. To add a romantic and/or classical touch to your […]

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Sense of style vs. personal taste. Fonts.

Feb 03, 2011 2 Comments

So often we can hear from our clients that silly “like – dislike”. Almost everyone is trying to show their sense of style creating design for their company. So what is that sense of style?Let us consider some examples that would give us clarity of the difference between a professional sense of style and a […]

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Roman type

Feb 02, 2011 1 Comment

In typography, roman type has two principal meanings, both stemming from the stylistic origin of text typefaces from inscriptional capitals used in ancient Rome: one of the major families of traditional typefaces as a synonym for serifor antiqua fonts; the “regular” or up right counterpart of an italic or oblique typeface, regardless of whether the type design is seriffed or a sans serif. Popular roman styles […]

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Grotesque (sans-serif)

Feb 02, 2011 1 Comment

The word “Grotesque”, or “Grotesk” in German, is also frequently used as a synonym for sans-serif in typography. At other times, it is used (along with “Neo-Grotesque”, “Humanist”, “Lineal”, and “Geometric”) to describe a particular style or subset of sans-serif typefaces. The origin of this association can be traced back to English typefounder William Thorowgood, who first introduced […]

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