One Tuesday every month, I’m going to round up a couple (maybe a few) awesome display typefaces to showcase and give a little breakdown on each one. If you have a suggestion you want me to take a look at, drop me a line. Let’s jump straight into some headline goodness.
Foundry : FontFont
Designer(s) : Kai Vermehr
First up is a great pixel font available for free over at FontFont. It’s actually part of a package of free pixel fonts – FF SubVario. There’s a set of six proportional pixel and six mono-spaced fonts. Then three fonts in the Screen Logger family. Screen Logger Cool has the most personality in the set mainly because of its outlined form. It also comes with a useful Back version for easily layering two-tone versions. Check out the package to see samples of the SubVario and SubMono, then go ahead and grab it because it’s FREE!
Foundry : Dzianis Serabrakou
Designer(s) : Denis Serebryakov
Cost: $49 per style
Next up is Appetite which is best described as a bold, upright script, sans-serif. Yes, it certainly does blend a ton together and pulls it off extraordinarily well. The sweep of the strokes builds great personality that is reinforced by the weight. Given the script influence there are some nice standard and discretionary ligatures to enjoy. Then there is an italic if you need to switch it up a bit in your headline or packaging design. Be sure to go check out the font and see how it might work for you, and take a look at the designer’s Behance page as there is some great work there too.
Foundry : Laura Worthington
Designer(s) : Laura Worthington
Cost: $75 for the Pro version
I’m going to continue down the upright script path with the latest release from the always impressive Laura Worthington. You’re going to want to get the Pro version and its 2,715 glyphs which includes 60 ornaments, 45 pre-built catchwords, and 2,200 swash variations. As expected, everything is extremely well executed. The ridiculous amount of options will keep you busy finding the perfect letters. Here’s just a taste of some of the ornaments and catchwords in the image below. (And a link to the original image on Flickr because its a nice picture) Buy Samantha Upright Script on MyFonts.com