February was an active month for many typefoundries, like Latinotype which released 3 typefaces this month: Showcase (beautiful script font), Australis and Ride My Bike Serif. Ride My Bike Serif as the name says is a variant of the original Ride My Bike, it’s curious how this month other designers released variants of previous typefaces: Kermel Serif, Pacific Northwest, Lust Slim and Core Magic were examples of this trend on the month. Others designers decide to launch all the variants of a typeface at the same time, this is the case of the family Bandera (original, text and display), which by the way, was also released this month.
If we should choose 3 winners of the month for best typefaces (based on sales, aesthetics and personal taste), we go for this guys:
Here is the full list of the best fonts released on February, feel free to click on the name of the fonts to see full details (many of this fonts have introductory offers up to 90% off):
- Glober (90% off)
- Campton (84% off)
- Showcase (80% off)
- Australis Pro Swash (50% off)
- Ride My Bike Serif (70% off)
- Samui Script (35% off)
- Streetscript Redux
- Liebedoris (30% off)
- Core Magic (40% off)
- Lust Slim (30% off)
- Koni Black
- Rufina (60% off)
- Ainslie (77% off)
- Minimo (80% off)
- Kermel Serif (50% off)
- Pacific Northwest Letters (50% off)
- Sparhawk (50% off)
- Shentox (30% off)
- PF Bague Sans Pro
- Lichtspiele (retropolis) (85% off)
- Neue Swarha Deco (50% off)
- Bandera: Bandera, Text and Display (80% off)
If you want to see more lovely fonts and beautiful lettering visit:
A few days ago I bought a course "Introduction of the Art of Modern Calligraphy" by Molly Jacques, which you should definitely check, and I fell in love with calligraphy.
Now I find this useful infographic with the basics of calligraphy, including tools. In case you want to try your skills you should try to do those exercise.
In both cases, (the classes from molly and this infographic) they ask you simple tools to begining your training:
- Pen Holder
- Nikko G pointed, 303 and 404 Nibs (but you can find packs including pen holder like this one)
- Black ink
- Semi Transparent Layout Bound (recommend by Molly)
- Calligraphy Lined Guide (optional)
In case you’re most an analog vintage retro-old guy, and you prefer to read a real book that stuck your nose in a monitor these are cool option for calligraphy beginners (the last to images):
- Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy.
- Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual
Here are the last useful links:
In case you’re lazy or calligraphy simple isn’t your thing download the font (used on this post): http://myfonts.us/8eK7dW
The Class of Molly Jacques: http://skl.sh/1bWpr9p
Source of the infographic: us.moo.com
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac, long-time Apple fan Kurt Merki Jr. has imagined a new Apple computer that would incorporate some of the best features of the iMac, Cinema Display and the Mac Pro. The iPro all-in-one is a concept desktop for professionals that proposes “epic proportions in all ways.”
Rene Bieder the master designer behind Quandon, Gentona, Canaro and other lovely fonts, is launching a new geometrical Typeface derivated from Canaro: Campton.
Campton is a simple sans serif with a geometric skeleton, based on the mid to early twentieth century visual trend of achieving neutrality. Although, there are a lot of typefaces focusing on similar principles, tries to find its niche in the field of anonymous typefaces by combining simplicity with a subtle friendliness. It is perfectly suited for graphic design application ranging from editorial and corporate design via web and interaction design through to product design.
You can buy this font with 84% off here (you won’t regret it, is a very professional font the real cost is $250): http://myfonts.us/D48xEE
My app Jam-mout will have 5 themes the user can choose. The app Jam-mout is not yet out. But is coming soon!