contemporary

Alternative to Alright Sans?

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Myriad is our corporate typeface. I would like to replace it with something more contemporary and friendly.

Alright Sans is the current contender. Its grotesque nature, clean junctions and tall x-height are appealing. I find the open aperture and shallow bowl of the lowercase ‘a’ especially pleasing. Unlike Myriad, Alright Sans has eight weights and small caps.

Any suggestions?

New: HapticScript family by Henning Skibbe

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The HapticScript family is a connected brush script with a warm, personal and soft character. The typeface family has five styles from Light through Black. It was designed as a companion and extension to the Haptic sans-serif family.

HapticScript has up to 14 variations for each glyph. The almost 2,000 characters per font including 40+ ligatures enable designers to give each word an individual look. Many swash characters for initials and word endings make words looks as if they were hand lettered.

Five Styles: Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold and Black

OpenType features: Ligatures, Contextual Alternates, Stylistic Sets, Old Style figures, Tabular figures

http://www.henningskibbe.com/hapticscript/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/henning-skibbe/haptic-script/

Mangerica & Genica

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Hi Guys,

Just want to share my latest releases.

Mangerica

A sans serif, fresh and summery, tried to mix different influences (humanistic, script, geometric) into a consistent look
https://www.behance.net/gallery/16573521/Mangerica-Typeface
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ndiscovered/mangerica/

Genica

A sort of brush display font, tryed to convey a happy feeling on this one too
https://www.behance.net/gallery/12084847/Genica-Typeface
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ndiscovered/genica-pro/

Cheers

Contemporary Type Specimen Recommendations?

Hi Guys,

This is my first post so excuse any problems as I'm new :)

I am about to start a new brief for my BA Graphic Design course and I have chosen to do a competition brief set by the ISTD (link below).
There are a few briefs to chose from but I have chosen one which involves creating two contemporary and explorative type specimens for two of Monotypes fonts.

In relation to this I wanted to ask here and see if anyone knows of any really good contemporary type specimens, that I can look at for inspiration. I have searched and found some, but wanted a second, third or fourth opinion :)

Cheers

Sam

http://www.istd.org.uk/education

Pétala Pro Superfamily by TypeFolio

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Pétala Pro gave his first steps almost ten years ago. During this time, the quest for perfection had forced several interruptions. It was necessary recalculate the route, tread other ways, discover new maps, and make easy curves. After all, a new milestone on typeface design was reached.

Pétala Pro combines readability with a gentle but strong personality. The smooth and balanced forms shares space with expressive ink traps. The 18 styles of the family – from Thin to Black – allow the flexibility needed to complex design briefs. When designing the different weights, rather than automated solutions, ​​subtle adjustments were made to value the optical qualities of each style. Such care, makes all the difference under extreme conditions.

Chefscript

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Chefscript Typeface - Buy licenses at MyFont
Chef Script is an experimental font designed by Carlos Fabian Camargo G. Its fantasy design contains 1463 glyphs to compose words, phrases and short messages on small and large sizes. The idea was born in a sketchbook that was perfected again by hand and achieving "non-neutral drawings" on tracing paper. With bezier digitization the empty and full parts of letters appeared with soft and eloquent curves as calligraphic result produces optimal readability.




Suggest a font similar to a shape

Hi,

There is a logo I'm working on and now I've been struggling to find a typeface that would nicely complement it. I thought that I could perform some crowdsourcing here on Typophile. I can't show the logo now but the attached image sums it up pretty well. It's geometric, modern, rounded, drawn on a grid but at the same time looks like made with a flat calligraphic brush.

I must say that so far only Museo looks like a good match but I'm slightly put off by the fact its free and ubiquitous. If nothing better is found I might fall back to it, however.

Thanks in advance!

Key words to consider: contemporary, community, traditional values.

Search for a Bible

I am on the lookout for a well typeset Bible. I am most interested in finding one that's set in a nice serif face, ideally with some contemporary styling (e.g. something like Fedra, or Tiempos), but I'm open to any good suggestions. I've had a look at http://www.bibledesignblog.com/ but he's a bit more focused on binding & materials than the typesetting.

Thanks for any good direction you can point me in.

Grey Sans

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Please check out my first font release, Grey Sans!

Grey Sans is a contemporary sans with an angular design. Routed in both modern geometry and historical handwriting, Grey Sans bridges the gaps of neutrality and warmth, precision and humanism, and serious and fun. Grey Sans covers the grey areas of typeface design.

Available at:
MyFonts | Fontspring | YouWorkForThem | HypeForType | Fonts.com

Thank you.

Rieven Roman by Steven Skaggs

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For Immediate Release:
Alameda, CA- February 12th, 2013

Delve Fonts presents Rieven™ Roman, by Steven Skaggs.
Available now at: http://www.delvefonts.com/rieven_roman.html

In order to address those instances where the more contemporary letterforms are preferred, designer Steven Skaggs has expanded the Rieven family by creating a Roman version that can be used hand-in-hand with its predecessor, Rieven Uncial.

Marat Sans

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After more than a year of hard work my new sans serif typeface Marat Sans is completed. It is a clean and lively sans serif typeface. The entire family contains of 27 styles & weights and includes many OpenType features: various numerals, alternate glyphs, fractions, superiors and inferiors, language features, arrows, case sensitive forms and many more. Marat Sans is the perfect companion for Marat, a soft and elegant serif typeface.

I'm offering a temporary discount on the font family to celebrate this release! Purchase the entire Marat Sans family on MyFonts for incredible $149 (instead of $799).





Announcing Paragraph Stretch

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When merely "extended" just would not do, here is Paragraph Stretch™: a super extended or elongated geometric display typeface. It is a modular unicase typeface: the capitals and lower case fit the same height and width, so they are interchangeable: fancy a round "W" in all caps? Use the lower case. Want a straight "x" in lower case? Use the cap. And so on. Designed for use at larger sizes for logotypes, short titles or headings. It supports Western plus Nordic, Eastern European and Turkish languages.

Available from MyFonts.

Custom Face For Logotype

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Hello, I've been working on some custom lettering that could potentially be used for our agency's corporate identity (if it turns out good enough). I'm at the point where I've been tweaking it and staring at it way too long, and can't tell what's working and what's not. Any feedback on overall balance, consistency, weight, color, etc. would be much appreciated. I'm not a type designer, so please don't omit any obvious issues!

(Don't pay any mind to the words themselves. They are just randomly chosen so I'm not showing everyone who I work for.)

-Ed

Vito Sans Font

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Hi,
I'm Giuseppe Salerno, Art Director of Resistenza.es -Valencia Spain.

I'm developing some fonts, and i would like you to see my latest
creation called Vito Sans.

http://www.resistenza.es/vitosans/

this typeface born during the summer of 2010, in a little town
called San Vito lo Capo in Sicily.
this uppercase font is perfect for when you want to use eye-catching
big texts for anything from posters and flyers for concerts, events,
parties, to cd covers, advertisements.

I hope you like like it!

thanks for your time.

Silverback v.2 (First font revisited)

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A few people saw the original Silverback, but now it's back from the drawing board. I was so excited about the results, I thought it could deserve a new thread. Thanks to Justin_Ch and riccard0 for their thoughts on the original.

An all-caps face, Silverback was inspired by old stock certificates, bill heads, and other monetary documents.

I'm in to process of importing the characters into a font program, so please excuse any spacing issues for now. I'm really just looking for thoughts on letterforms and how they work together (if they do at all).

Here are the characters I have done so far, and the attached PDF includes some set text.