Headline Heads Up – No. 16

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.

Mission Script

Foundry : Lost Type Co-op
Designer(s) : James T. Edmondson
Cost: Name Your Price

Mission Script Typeface Alphabet by James Edmondson - Casual Brush Script Font

First up this month is a gorgeous brush script inspired by the signage of San Francisco. Mission Script by James Edmondson is a casual design with good flow. A few Opentype ligatures and contextual alternates for repeated letters like “ll” and “ss” are included. I love the weight and contrast of the typeface – not too thick, not too thin. Plus, it has an awesome ampersand so how can you say no. Get your a copy of Mission Script at The Lost Type Co-op.

Mission Script Typeface Example - Apples by the Bushel, Brush Script Font


Great Vibes

Foundry : TypeSETit
Designer(s) : Rob Leuschke
Cost: FREE

Great Vibes Typeface Alphabet by Rob Leuschke - Elegant Flowing Script

Sticking in the script family, next comes Great Vibes by Rob Leuschke. This script is more formal and on the elegant side with its swooshing calligraphic loops – think invitational golf tournaments and wedding invitations. The uppercase letters would make excellent drop caps for starting paragraphs. Great Vibes is available in several places since it is released under the SIL Open Font License including Font Squirrel and Google Web Fonts.

Great Vibes Typeface Example - Invitational Golf Tournament, Calligraphy Inspired Font



Foundry : Lost Type Co-op
Designer(s) : Atipus
Cost: Name Your Price

Blanch Typeface by Atipus - Inline Sans Serif Alphabet

Third on this month’s list is Blanch by Atipus. This typeface was designed for new branding for Fruita Blanch back in 2011, and there is a great showcase of the type in use over at Identity Designed. The family has six total styles – Caps, Caps Light, Caps Inline, Condensed, Condensed Light, and Condensed Inline – which provide a lot of choices for building hierarchy. It’s modular design feels contemporary. It’s skinny nature give it tons of character. Name you own price and get Blanch over at The Lost Type Co-op.

Blanch Typeface Example - Peach Jam, Pear Jelly, Electronica, Contemporary Condensed Sans Serif


Architype Display

Foundry : Kenji Enos
Designer(s) : Kenji Enos
Cost: Free with a Tweet for Personal Use

Architype Typeface Alphabet by Kenji Enos - Condensed Slab Serif

Last on the list this month is Architype Display, something of a slab serif with condensed proportions. It feels like a modern take on old western poster type. Maybe that’s just because of the offset version or seeing it used on this poster – I’m not sure. It’s another uppercase only typeface but does have numbers and punctuation for setting great headlines. Pay with a tweet for personal use, or buy for commercial use for only $7.95

Architype Display Example - University Students Study Hall, Condensed Contemporary Slab Serif, Indie Hipster Band Poster


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