H&FJ recently released Idlewild, a new sleek sans serif designed to pair with and enhance other typefaces. Idlewild has curves in all the right places, and is definitely fit for any task or mood.
Hand-lettering seems to always add so much personality to a project. New York-based designer Joel Holland has definitely mastered the art of incorporating that special human element to his designs. His fantastic hand-lettering mixed with his clean illustrations complement each other perfectly.
I haven’t been much of an avid user of Helvetica, but last year Christian Schwartz released Neue Haas Grotesk, a restored version of the original pre-digital design from 1957. It’s definitely what the Helvetica of today ought to be. Nick Sherman from Font Bureau recently put together this fantastic micro site that really showcases all the wonderful details that were lost along the years.
Highway is a new typeface created by Young Jerk and graphic designer, Dan Cassaro. Inspired on his cross-country road trip last year, Highway is meant to “Capture the charm of hand-done early to mid-century Futura clones, the kind of beautiful lettering that happens when a human hand tries to recreate something mechanical.” The typeface is packed with all kinds of beautifully crafted OpenType features to mix and match your custom creation, and at the low price of just $35 it’s definitely worth picking up.
Modern Pictograms is a typeface made for interface designers and programmers that can be used in mockups or that can be dropped in right on your web page. Created by John Caserta of The Design Office, the typeface is being offered for free! Get all the details here.
Font Bureau, Carter & Cone, and Monotype have teamed up to create Georgia Pro and Verdana Pro. Both typefaces have been the web standard for some time, but now they’ve been completely expanded giving them an entirely new look. Verdana condensed is probably my favorite addition.
Detroit, designed by Alex Sheldon, is a 12 font system that is meant to be layered in various ways creating a unique and custom titling headline. From bold and dynamic to classic and elegant, the decision is up to you.
Hand-lettering always has so much character and an infinite about of minute details no matter what medium it’s created in. Designer Chris Ballasiotes has some great lettering created with a brush and watercolors, which is a medium he uses throughout his work.