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Creatives, Monotype Releases Five Noteworthy Typefaces To Spice Up Your Projects
By Izza Sofia, 29 Oct 2018
Monotype has recently added five typefaces to its extensive library. This includes a typeface that resembles hand-painted signs, a Wild West-inspired aesthetic, and modifications to two classic typefaces.
Tom Rickner, the director for Monotype Studio, explained that these additions provide opportunities for designers to enhance their options as they seek to supplement their projects with superior typographical elements.
Trade Gothic Inline
This variation of the ‘Trade Gothic Next’ was designed by Lynne Yun of Monotype Studio. It helps to meet the demand for larger typefaces for use in a wider array of environments. There are five decorative weights that traverse the spectrum including classy and elegant.
FF Sanuk Round
This addition by Xavier Dupré follows basic proportions, much like the previous iterations but softens them slightly for a more streamlined aesthetic.
This provides a fine balance between formalities as its mix of heavy and light makes this typeface well suited for corporate communications, albeit with a slightly more casual and ultimately approachable tone.
Emulating the strokes and curves of a standard brush, this typeface by Emil Bertell offers an option that is far more energetic, while continuing to ooze nostalgia of the pen and paint with its handcrafted letter forms.
The design has multiple contextual alternates—resulting in a lowercase set of typefaces that vary according to the accompanying letters. This makes the typeface feel handwritten and is a suitable choice for branding, packaging, and headlines where an eye-catching tone would be most suitable.
Jim Ford’s ‘Hideout’ displays funkiness and quirks, which blend the typical flared serif style and the square sans serif. The expression displayed in the design makes it most effective in large sizes, where details are fully visible.
The ‘Hideout’ typeface is said to be adaptive with 14 weights, including a set of decorative alternates as well as ghost versions reminiscent of the typeface in “Wanted Posters” from the wild west. Hidden details such as brick patterns and antique printers add to its quirkiness.
DIN Next Decorative
The ‘DIN Next Decorative’ typeface family consists the ‘DIN Next Rust’, ‘DIN Next Shadow’, ‘DIN Next Stencil Rust’ and ‘DIN Next Slab Rust’.
It has been developed as an improvement on the ‘DIN Next’ family and is a modernization of sorts. Its famous sharp corners and smooth curves are given a decorative twist to provide some familiarity to the rather industrial tone of the original.
[via Dexigner, images via Monotype]
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