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Open Source - Modak Devanagari & Latin

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Modak is a Free and Open Source, Heavy-Chubby Devanagari-Latin display typeface. The design started off as one of our heavy hand sketched letterform explorations. The characters were cute/round and not bulky/rigid. The consonants and Matras were overlapping, instead of them being successive characters.

The resulting typeface is one of its kind and probably the chubbiest Devanagari typeface to be designed so far.

This project is led by Ek Type, a collective of type designers based in Mumbai focused on designing contemporary Indian typefaces. To contribute, see github.com/girish-dalvi/Modak

Dark Angel: A New Release from Alphabet Soup Type Founders

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Alphabet Soup Type Founders and Michael Doret are proud to announce the Release of Dark Angel, a “blackletter/hybrid” font. This font had its genesis in a logo sketch for the Anaheim Angels baseball team—thus its name.
Type purists may be appalled by the lack of adherence to traditional forms, but the font should be seen as only “in the spirit of” blackletter, and attempting something that hasn’t been seen or done before—something that feels traditional, yet at the same time fresh and perhaps unexpected.

Dark Angel: A New Release from Alphabet Soup Type Founders

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Alphabet Soup Type Founders and Michael Doret are proud to announce the Release of Dark Angel, a “blackletter/hybrid” font. This font had its genesis in a logo sketch for the Anaheim Angels baseball team—thus its name.

Type purists may be appalled by the lack of adherence to traditional forms, but the font should be seen as only “in the spirit of” blackletter, and attempting something that hasn’t been seen or done before—something that feels traditional, yet at the same time fresh and perhaps unexpected.

Fat Sans in need of critique and Cyrillic advice

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Current progress:

Original post:

Here's a little project I've started recently. At present it's just uppercase: all the standard Latin (except S) plus a few Greek and Cyrillic caps I was able to start easily from Latin. There are a few alternates in there too. Any general observations are welcomed, and I'm particularly interested in the Cyrillic И. The current glyph (which is simply the alternate N reversed) doesn't feel right to me, but I can't really tell why.

Spacing is, as you can see, nowhere near complete. And no kerning is shown here.

Announcing Doncaster

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Greater Albion Typefounders has just launched the Doncaster family on Myfonts and Fontspring.

Doncaster is a bold display face which emphasises legibility and clarity, but which combines those qualities with a distinctive flair. The designs have a timeless quality, making them equally at home today or even in Victorian inspired design work. All of the faces are ideal for poster work, signage or for really eye-catching but not ostentatious headings and titles. Seven faces are offered combining upper and lower case forms with incised and embossed decoration as well as an italic form.

Here is a specimen sheet showing all seven faces:

say it fat -- extended language support project

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i would like to take the opportunity and ask for some advice/corrections in regard to the following project:

a while ago i had downloaded the free font "say it fat" by timo titzmann -- http://www.id84.de/type/say-it-fat/

while i like the style a lot, the original is very basic (~95 glyphs). i thus decided to overhaul the typeface and have completed the following codepages (the font is lowercase only):

0000 - c0 controls and basic latin
0080 - c1 controls and latin-1 supplement
0100 - latin extended-a

cyrillic is almost completed and greek and vietnamese latin are in the works, too. however, as this is my first font work proper and i am no type designer, there are loads of issues -- but it's a start.

Two New Releases From Greater Albion

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Here are samples of Greater Albion Typefounders' latest two releases, which have just launched on myfonts.com and fontspring.com.

Paragon is a display Roman family of nine faces, combining elements of formality and fun. It embodies a high degree of contrast between near hairline horizontal strokes and bold vertical strokes. The family is offered in three widths and in regular, small capitals and title faces. Use Paragon to lend impact to your next design project.

"Organic" humanist sans serif typeface

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Hi again,

I'm on a (rather quick) quest for a quirky/organic humanist sans serif in a heavy weight. The word I'm setting is "Coffey," so bonus points for a nice ff ligature.

On my list:
Corbel
http://Candara
Mayberry
Bree
Hypatia Sans (if I can figure out where to buy it)
Lapidaria Sans
http://Whitney

New from insigne: Caridade

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Caridade is a bold and powerful script face. It draws some inspiration from heavy brush drawn vintage hand lettering but its heavy weight is much thicker with plenty of impact and more contemporary letterforms. The face offers a wide array of weights, from the powerful Heavy weight to the graceful Thin.

Caridade can get the job done for many unique design tasks.

(x) Swift Premium Foods - Stymie Extra Bold {Chris K, Mike Y}

Can anyone please ID the font used for the Swift Premium Foods logo?

It looks like Aachen Bold but there are some differences. The 'S' has additional serif marks and the 'i' is square versus round.

Perhaps this is just a simple modification, but I want to check to see if perhaps there is an alt to Aachen with these character sets.

http://www.seeklogo.com/swift-premium-logo-134610.html

Silverback (First font)

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I've been lurking around Typophile for quite sometime, but never really posted anything. So, here is my first (complete) attempt at a full set of characters. I'd like to hear if anyone thinks this thing has legs, or if it's a lost cause. I know it's got some problems, but that's why I'm here.

Now for your critiquing eyes, Silverback…