Headline Heads Up – No. 20

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.

Trend Hand Made

Foundry : Latinotype
Designer(s) : Daniel Hernández, Paula Nazal Selaive
Cost: $5 – $20

Trend Hand Made Slab by Latinotype - Alphabet Preview, rough hipster font, hatched dropshadow, slab and sans-serif typeface

Layers. Rough edges. Sans. Slab. Inline. Ornaments. This typeface super group has tons of styles to help build typographic masterpieces. It absolutely captures the handmade, hipster vibe that is popular and trending now. In addition to the hatched drop shadow layer shown above, there is also a solid drop shadow. You really just need to go check out all the components to see the crazy amount of possibilities you can build with these fonts.

 

Basingstoke

Foundry : Decade Typefoundry
Designer(s) : Gilang Purnama Jaya
Cost: $45

Basingstoke Typeface by Gilang Purnama Jaya - Alphabet Example, Blackletter, classic masthead

In the middle this month, is a creative blackletter with decorative details. Basingstoke is inspired by 19th century newspaper mastheads but would work equally well as the logo for a death metal screamo band. The uppercase letters would also make great bases for building drop capital illustrations.

 

Delgado

Foundry : Gaslight
Designer(s) : Roman Shchyukin
Cost: $45

Delgado Typeface by Gaslight Font Foundry - Alphabet Example, thin elegant, ball serifs

Last on this month’s list is Delgado by Gaslight. This tall, thin serif has delicate drop terminals. All together that creates a light, airy, elegant look. The towering proportions give it a contemporary approach to the traditional form. You could set a small length of body copy with Delgado but the long term readability isn’t there because of the proportions. It really shines in a headline or title role.

 

Final Men­tions & Inspiration

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