Lineto’s latest release, Grey, is a sans-serif which started as part of Aurèle Sack’s diploma project in 2004. He kept working on it and later won the Swiss Design Award with his presentation of Fifty Shades of LL Grey, a specimen book that showed 50 ways of using the typeface, in 2014. The playful yet highly readable text typeface is now available in five weights, with their italics, and more widths in the making.
UCity is Fatype’s new take on its U8, a typeface based on Berlin subway signs, more precisely on the ones of the U8 line (pictured above) which crosses the city through Alexanderplatz. While U8 is faithful to the original source, UCity is a more free-spirited interpretation. UCity is also the foundry’s first release under Fatype Flux‚ their new typeface development approach, involving the feedback of font users to iterate its design.
New addition to Tightype’s catalog, Fleya is a modern serif designed by Fabian Fohrer. The typeface mixes contemporary type design with a few ‘unintended effects’ associated with metal typesetting, such as filled narrow gaps. Fleya includes a wide range of OpenType features and comes in four weights, with their corresponding italics, and four monospaced styles.
The new addition to Production Type’s library, PVC, is also the first retail release of Hélène Marian. The family is a set of four display sans, sharing a ‘hearty backbone’ while playing with different widths and weights. Aside from Menu, its go-to style, PVC comes with compact Promo and extended Banner, and its heavier companion Banner Ultra.
Process Type’s Coordinates is a new monospaced interpretation of Venus, a sans-serif issued by the Bauer Type Foundry at the beginning of the 20th century. Coordinates consists of five weights, with their matching italics. Talking about Process Type, they recently redesigned their website, and introduced a few changes to their licenses, which now support subsetting, allowing you to remove the characters you don’t need in a webfont file to improve loading times. More info and upgrade to the new license.
The latest release of Montreal’s Pangram Pangram is a multifunctional workhorse designed by Alex Slobzheninov. Object Sans comes in seven weights, from Thin to Black, with their italics, and support for Latin and Cyrillic scripts. While the typeface is free for personal use, for commercial projects, you will need to get a license, starting at $30/style. Free for personal use.
Optician Sans is a typeface based on the historical Sloan and Snellen eye charts, used by opticians worldwide to test visual acuity. Their character set was completed, revamped for perfect geometry, and a set of alternative glyphs was also made. Released under a Creative Commons license, this typeface can be used freely for personal projects, given that attribution is provided, but unfortunately, cannot be used for commercial projects. Free for personal use.
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