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 : Moinzek
Designer(s) : Hendrick Rolandez
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.
Foundry : Typedepot
Designer(s) : Alexander Nedelev & Veronika Slavova
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.
Foundry : Type Curitiba
Designer(s) : Jackson Alves
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.