Headline Heads Up – No. 18

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.

Thirsty Rough

Foundry : Yellow Design Studio
Designer(s) : Ryan Martinson
Cost: $9 (introductory offer)

Thirsty Rough by Yellow Design Studio - Alphabet Example, Distressed Wood Type Script

First up this month is another great release by Yellow Design Studio called Thirsty Rough. It is a pick your poison of distressed fun. With four weights and four levels of increasing weathering for each weight you get sixteen fonts to play with. Then there is an offset shadow version for each weight, plus a fun set of textures to round out the font count at 21. The block printed feel reinforces the vintage quality of the script making it perfect for retro applications in packaging and poster design. (If distressed type isn’t your thing, there’s also Thirsty Script to check out.)



Foundry : Fenotype
Designer(s) : Emil Karl Bertell
Cost: $24.50 (introductory offer)

Salamander Typeface by Fenotype - Alphabet Example, Contrast Script

Salamander is a fun, bouncy script from Emil Bertell released through his Fenotype foundry. With close to 570 glyphs there are three and four variations for uppercase and lowercase letters with multiple degrees of swash. Also available is an ornament set with even more curls, loops, and swooping curves. Really you should go check out all Emil’s scripts like Mishka and Mercury Script because they are all full of personality and would look great in all kinds of display settings.



Foundry : Nick Slater
Designer(s) : Nick Slater
Cost: FREE

Blyth Typeface by Nick Slater - Alphabet Example, Geometric Art Deco

Blyth is a work in progress. Currently available as an Illustrator file of the outlines, Blyth shows tremendous promise as a display face. A fun mix of geometry with stripes makes the version shown above an Art Deco treat. It is also available filled-in and outline only. Blyth is definitely a font to watch.


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