NEW.TYPO.GRAPHY // fonts for everyone |

Muli Font versus Apple

Posted in Google Webfonts | Leave a comment

Pacifico Font Embroidered

Posted in Free Fonts, Free Truetype Fonts, Free Webfonts, newtypography, pacifico, Pacifico Font, Truetype Fonts | Leave a comment

New Pacifico



Posted in Google Webfonts | Leave a comment

New weights for Pontano Sans – coming soon.





Posted in Google Webfonts | Leave a comment

Oxygen Font – more testing



Work on Oxygen has been many steps forward but even more steps back. Finally reaching the stage (close) where it’s possible to imagine the fonts functioning well for their intended purpose. The final stages will include a lot of super-tweaking, to get the fonts as pixel perfect as possible at default desktop sizes on the more GUI heavy Gnu / Linux distros and desktops. Currently testing on the Gnomes, Mate, Cinnamon, KDE, and OpenBox, plus Android…

Posted in Free Fonts, Free Webfonts, Google Webfonts, newtypography, Oxygen, Oxygen Font | 1 Response

Idea Swatches – Oxygen Font

Posted in Free Fonts, Free Truetype Fonts, Free Webfonts, Google Webfonts, Oxygen, Oxygen Font, Oxygen Sans | Leave a comment

More Anton + works-in-progress

‘Bethany’ (above)

‘ABlock’ (above) work in progress

‘Bethany’ (above)

‘Bethany’ (above), ‘ABlock’ and ‘Venus-x’ (below)

‘Stokke’ (below) work in progress

‘Keemon’ (below) work in progress

‘Damion’ & ‘Skoma’ (below)

‘Anton’ (below)

‘Anton’ (below)

Posted in Anton, chromebook, Free Fonts, Free Truetype Fonts, Free Webfonts, google chromebook, Google Webfonts | Leave a comment

More Pacifico



Posted in Google Webfonts, pacifico, Pacifico Font | Leave a comment

Rokkitt 2013-14

Coming up are some minor overhauls to Rokkitt, plus finally finishing the italics, plus some more weights. Expect to see the new and improved weights coming online with Google Fonts in early 2014.


Posted in Free Fonts, Free Truetype Fonts, Free Webfonts, Google Webfonts, newtypography, Rokkitt, Truetype Fonts | Leave a comment

Mertz Sans In Progress




Posted in Google Webfonts, Mertz, newtypography, oswald, oswald webfont, Truetype Fonts, ttfautohint | Leave a comment

Bevan Rotund / Bethany

A new version of Bevan, re-tweaked, improved, and with slightly rounded corners.




Posted in Google Webfonts | Leave a comment

Muli Infant (topmarks font) – in progress



Posted in Google Webfonts | Leave a comment

Oxygen Sans Progress – new release coming!

Finally getting some serious work done on Oxygen Sans. The ‘plan’ could be to get the Latin Regular and Bold weights to a major release state, then float the project onto KickStarter or Indiegogo, to fund some next major release stages; e.g. More weights, plus cyrillic.





Posted in chromebook, Free Fonts, Free Truetype Fonts, Free Webfonts, google chromebook, Google Webfonts, KDE, Oxygen Font, Oxygen Sans, Truetype Fonts | 3 Responses

Coda Font – Ingress

Coda Font is used extensively in Niantech Labs new game ‘Ingress’.

http://www.ingress.com/

http://www.nianticproject.com/




Posted in coda, Google Webfonts, ingress, niantic | Leave a comment

New Oswald webfont + Mertz Sans


Oswald webfont now get’s pulled over 683,000,000 times per week just from the Google font servers. That sort of usage deserves some extra functionality! Oswald has proved itself as a useful webfont, so it’s a safe bet that more weights for people to play with is a good idea. Work is now under way to add at least 200, 500 and 800 weights. Above and below are examples of the thinnest and boldest weights that are being used in the interpolation set up to create an array of new weights.





Also, some good work has started on Mertz again. This may possibly form the basis of a commercial font release some day. Mertz is based on a ‘mash up’ of several old early Twentieth Century type designs, including some early cuts of Metro, Gill’s Sans, and Nobel. Mertz is not a ‘revival’, or a purist study of old designs.

Posted in Free Fonts, Free Truetype Fonts, Free Webfonts, Google Webfonts, Mertz, newtypography, oswald, oswald webfont, oswald webfont, Truetype Fonts | Leave a comment

“Ramo Sans” – a reworking of Rammetto

Rammetto started as a reworking of the old Stephenson Blake design from 1927, ‘Basuto’, with the addition of a set of lowercase characters, as the original Basuto design contained only uppercase characters. ‘Ramo Sans’ (working name) is the result of cleaning up the Rammetto design and then degrading it via some Inkscape filters before re-importing the svg outlines back into FontForge. Ramo Sans is imagined as a distinctive typeface to be used in graphic, display publishing such as magazines, posters and packaging.



Posted in Google Webfonts, Ramo Sans | Leave a comment

‘Jertzy’ (Jinko x Mertz) plus More Oswald

‘Jertzy’ (working name) is a crossbreed between the Jinko and Mertz fonts. Work in progress, but it looks like it may be a handy font family some day.



Also, the next few months will see a major expansion and further improvements made to the Oswald webfonts. This work will include the introduction of a Cyrillic character set, and new weights to give Oswald web weights from 200 (Extra Light) to 700 (Bold), and possibly 800 and 900 too. Also developing a Metafont version of Oswald to aid even further expansion to expanded, condensed versions and genetic spin-offs.

Posted in Google Webfonts, Jinko Sans, Mertz, metafont, metapost, newtypography, oswald, oswald webfont, Truetype Fonts | Leave a comment

Codename ‘Seven’ webfont – Playing with Metafont and Metapost

Metafont was devised by Donald Knuth in the late 1970′s to define vector fonts to be used as part of the TeX typesetting system. One characteristic of Metafont is that the forms and construction of glyphs are defined purely via geometrical equations. These equations can describe multiple fonts and the interpolation between them. Knuth devised this system so that the typesetter using TeX had access to, for example, multiple font weights from within a single Metafont file (a ‘meta’ font). Using Metapost based tools, we can interpret Metafont data to output as postscript fonts. So we can create fonts in the Metafont language and output an array of instances as web browser readable fonts.

‘Seven’ is a sans serif typeface (above), being created as part of a project to create families of related webfonts using Metafont data. The power of Metafont is that potentially large amounts of separate webfonts can be created from a single file. Not just the ‘weight’ of glyphs can be controlled, but also the glyph width, the ’roundness’ of curves, aspect ratio, font slant, stroke width, and lots more. In the future, type could be produced, en masse, and on demand, by freedom loving fontbots.


Posted in Free Fonts, Free Truetype Fonts, Free Webfonts, Google Webfonts, Main Posts, metafont, metapost | Leave a comment

More Muli weights, plus fixes and refinements, on the way…

As a result of some commercial custom work to build extra weights for the Muli Font family, Muli will soon have a few more weights to play with. Heavy, Thin and Medium weights, plus the italics, should be rolling out pretty soon. At the same time some general refinements have been made to the existing weights. The result should be an even more functional and improved Muli Font family. Win / Win!








Posted in Google Webfonts, Muli | 1 Response

Antonio & Anton Fonts

The Antonio design is based very closely on the earlier Anton webfont. You may have seen Anton before, it’s that big bold font that Google used recently for their ‘For Everyone’ Chromebook adverts (above). Like Anton, Antonio has that same insanely large x-height and the same no-nonsense “i am a grotesk, what you gonna do about it?” stance, but Antonio is also a slightly refined version of what Anton is, and for this first release will come in three weights; light, regular and bold. It will be appearing on the Google Webfont servers very soon.

There’s more about Antonio and Anton here.







Posted in Anton, Antonio, chromebook, Free Fonts, Free Truetype Fonts, Free Webfonts, google chromebook, Google Webfonts, newtypography, Truetype Fonts | 1 Response