Headline Heads Up – No. 21

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.

 

Brand

Foundry : Lián Types
Designer(s) : Maximiliano Sproviero
Cost: $37

Brand Typeface by Maximiliano Sproviero - Soft Chancery Cursive Script Example

It’s no mistake the sample above is all about food; Brand is the perfect packaging script for tasty morsels. It has variety with OpenType ligatures and alternates to help it grab attention, but legibility and readability remain high when glancing on a store shelf or advertisement. There are also inline and shaded versions that would work great for warm, inviting invitations.

 

Braxton

Foundry : Fontfabric
Designer(s) : Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky
Cost: $95

Braxton Typeface by Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky Alphabet Example - Pointed calligraphic upright script

On the other end of the script spectrum is the pointed, calligraphic Braxton by Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky. Available in five weights, the deliberate style of the strokes give the letters strength. However, the repetition of the angle and vertical stroke weight destroy readability in any kind of longer sentence setting. With a few extra ligatures and stylistic alternates, Braxton would work well in packaging or an identity system.

 

Levi Rebrushed

Foundry : Levi Szekeres
Designer(s) : Levi Szekeres
Cost: FREE for personal use

Levi Rebrushed by Levi Szekeres Alphabet Example - Rough, raw brush design font

Similar to Braxton, Levi Rebrushed is built on very deliberate strokes. The rough, painter style isn’t for every project, but for the right grunge, punk, or edgy poster it is perfect. You will also need to check that you have all the glyphs you need as this is far from a professional font with full language support.

 

Brush Up

Foundry : Pintassilgo Prints
Designer(s) : Ricardo Marcin, Erica Jung
Cost: $24

Brush Up Typeface by Pintassilgo Prints Alphabet Example - Hand painted brushed font with alternate characters

Sticking with brush style typefaces, next is Brush Up by the duo at Pintassilgo Prints. This hand-painted type contains three variations of each letter, two variations of numerals, a couple of extra punctuation glyphs, and even a few squiggles. Its style floats between grunge, hipster, and playful depending on how it is paired with imagery and even its color. That makes it a very versatile tool when needing a hand made touch.

 

Sketchnote

Foundry : Delve Fonts
Designer(s) : Mike Rohde
Cost: $99

Sketchnote Typeface by Mike Rohde Alphabet Example - Hand drawn type

We’re sticking with hand made for the last three typefaces on this month’s round up. First up is Sketchnote from Mike Rohde. Mike is the guy behind the whole sketchnote idea and he even wrote a book about it. When he needed a hand-drawn typeface to set his book, he captured scans of his own handwriting and digitized them. The edges keep the slightly rough texture of ink on paper while the strokes show the slight variation of the human hand as it moves across a page. Great ideas and a great typeface.

 

Charmante

Foundry : Juraj Chrastina
Designer(s) : Juraj Chrastina
Cost: $59

Charmante Typeface by Juraj Chrastina Alphabet Example - Charming handwritten font

The second hand-drawn typeface on this month’s list is Charmante. It’s elongated proportions give it a ton more character and quirk. Shown above for K-S the bold style adds even more interesting features by unevenly increasing only certain stroke weights. All of it combines to make a charming, casual font for invitations, greetings, and coffee shop menus.

 

Lango Px

Foundry : Pixilate
Designer(s) : Kemie Guaida
Cost: $24

Lango Typeface by Kemie Guaida Alphabet Example - Fun, playful handwritten font

Last up this is month is Lango Px. This hand-drawn typeface is available in four weights; it has tons of bounce and playfulness in its tall, lean letters. Its casual and dare I say an excellent replacement for when a client demands Comic Sans on a project. Lango Px would also be perfect for baby announcements, children’s birthday cards, and other juvenile pieces. Pixilate also has several other handwriting style fonts worth checking out.

 

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