Headline Heads Up – No. 15

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.

47

Foundry : Moinzek
Designer(s) : Hendrick Rolandez
Cost: FREE

47 Typeface by Hendrick Rolandez - Art Deco Font, Stylish Sans Serif

First up is an Art Deco treat. Named 47, I like it for the numbers. They would look great cast in metal and hanging on a house for the street address. I could also see using the glyphs as the base for a logo and building on their shapes. It’s all uppercase and numbers at the moment, but there is also an italic that adds a little forward movement. It would look good on the side of a car for a nameplate or something. Get 47 on Dribbble, and check out some examples on Behance.

47 Typeface by Hendrick Rolandez - Example, Art Deco Typography, Futuristic Type,

 

Glidesketch

Foundry : Typedepot
Designer(s) : Alexander Nedelev & Veronika Slavova
Cost: FREE

Glidesketch Typeface by Typedepot - Futuristic Rounded Corners Typeface

Glidesketch has some of the same inspiration in its curves as 47, but is in another realm because of its weight, contrast, and the way the curves come together. Slightly futuristic, the tight shapes and repetition greatly reduce the readability, but that’s why it’s a display face for headlines, logos, posters, and other big applications. There is also a filled in, smooth version called Glide that is available for $35.

Glidesketch Typeface by Typedepot - Example with Organic All-Natural Future Cows, Sketch Font

 

Bispo

Foundry : Type Curitiba
Designer(s) : Jackson Alves
Cost: FREE

Bispo Typeface by Jackson Alves - Italic Chancery Calligraphy Script

Last on this month’s list is Bispo, an italic chancery script straight from the nib of a calligraphy pen. It’s a very straightforward digitization of calligraphy but executed to a high degree with OpenType alternates and swashes to help a designer build more interesting compositions. Overall, very charming, elegant, and sophisticated. Also, did I mention it was FREE? And while I’m on the subject, definitely check out Jackson Alves portfolio because there is more great calligraphy, blackletter, and overall typographic awesomeness you should check out.

Bispo Typeface by Jackson Alves - Example with OpenType Alternates and Swashes, Woods and Poetry, Calligraphy Script Font

 

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