Typography Weekly #74
The free IBM Plex font family including new condensed styles is now on Google Fonts
IBM Plex™ is an international typeface family designed by Mike Abbink, IBM BX&D, in collaboration with Bold Monday, an independent Dutch type foundry.
The Indian Type Foundry released Zesta (75% off)
“Zesta is a family of high-contrast serif fonts, intended for use in display typography. Their design is modern, or ‘Didone’ in style, meaning that its letterforms look like those used in France during the revolutionary, imperial, and restoration eras (late-1700s/early-1800s).”
The EsadType 2016–18 typeface projects are online
Fonts from the postgraduate course in type design at the École supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens.
v-fonts.com: A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts
The site is designed and built by Nick Sherman with support from Adobe Typekit and assistance from Chris Lewis and David Jonathan Ross.
Should Beatrice Warde’s Crystal Goblet be seen, at best, as a harmless promotion of Monotype?
Lussu file #2: Wines and goblets
Wood Type Catchwords from Hoefler & Co.
“We worked with Jonathan Hoefler at Hoefler & Co. to bring you some modern coinages as historic catchwords.”
FiraGO: a new version of Fira Sans with extensive script coverage
FiraGO is a new fork of Fira Sans supporting Arabic, Devanagari, Georgian, Hebrew and Thai. With this script support, FiraGO catches up with other global Open Source typefaces such as Noto.
Paulo Goode released Banjax Notched
“Banjax Notched is a dynamically restyled version of the original Banjax humanist sans serif typeface. Banjax Notched is intended for use in titles, headlines, branding and logo designs.”
That London Tube typeface? Look again
“It’s a point of embarrassment to me that I only learned a few days ago one of the oddities to do with Johnston, the typeface used by Transport for London (TfL) since it was designed in 1916.”
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