Best Fonts for 2012
We love typography here at Ion and were always on the look out for great typefaces to add to our collection. Whilst browsing the web a few weeks ago we came across the collection from the Lost Type Co-Op.
They say that:
The Lost Type Co-op is a collaboration between Tyler Galpin and Riley Cran. It was founded with the intention of providing unique and quality fonts based on a pay-what-you-want model. All designers get 100% of the donations their font receives.
We think that the collection both Tyler and Riley have amassed is worthy of note and well worth a look, remember that whilst you can download for free, it always well worth donating a few £’s to the cause
Blanch is a display face, designed for the ‘Fruita Blanch’ brand, a family-run company. A traditional font with a contemporary feel, The Blanch typeface family is comprised of 6 weights; 3 condensed weights and 3 caps weights.
DESIGNED BY ATIPUS www.atipus.com
Cubano’s personality is defined by its rounded corners, wide strokes, and semi-condensed letterforms. Featuring 167 glyphs, Cubano is available in all caps with numerals, punctuation, symbols and most accent marks. And with webfonts included, you can easily solidify your next site with Cubano!
DESIGNED BY C. VAN DE WATER chandlervdw.com
A chunky face for display type in two weights: inline and solid.
DESIGNED BY JIM DORE jimdore.com
Arvil has strong lines with rounded, soft terminals, to produce a strong, yet friendly letterform. Available in all caps with numerals, punctuation and also a wide range of symbols, Arvil is versatile and sure to deliver your next message with style.’
DESIGNED BY BEN DALRYMPLE bendalrymple.com
Atreyu is a contemporary textura blackletter inspired from Gothic Illuminated Manuscripts of 14th century Germany. I’ve always had an affinity for blackletter since I grew up drawing calligraphy. And lets face it nothing can say Heavy Metal to Happy Holidays like a good old fashion blackletter.
DESIGNED BY GREG ECKLER theviciouscircus.com
Based on lettering found on Laundromat windows of San Francisco’s Mission District, Lavanderia features numerous opentype features and three weights.
DESIGNED BY JAMES T. EDMONDSON work.jamestedmondson.com/
A strong yet sensitive slab-serif inspired by letterpress.
DESIGNED BY NICK MCCOSKER www.tippletype.com
Valencia is condensed typeface that includes 5 weights, ranging from Hairline to Black, with matching obliques for each weight. It’s great for large headlines and prints seamlessly for any collateral or stationery. Valencia’s uniqueness stems from it’s low horizontal crossbars and its full-circle curves.
DESIGNED BY JOE PRINCE www.admixdesigns.com
A display typeface that’s both rugged and refined. Inspired by the workmanship, lettering, and baseball jerseys of the 1930′s and 40′s.
DESIGNED BY TREVOR BAUM trevorbaum.com
A mid-century modern inspired typeface, Alexis is a reverse contrast slab serif with a lot of sass. Assembled by Nathan Williams .
DESIGNED BY TAYLOR GOAD www.cargocollective.com/taylorgoad
First appearing as a Numeral Set, Ribbon is now a full display face, including Opentype features for an alternate alphabet. Now shipping with the Ribbon Specimen Book.
DESIGNED BY DAN GNEIDING www.grayhood.com/
A powerful new display typeface meant to communicate your message quickly and with power. The characters were meticulously drawn to achieve a unifomity without compromising style.
DESIGNED BY DEREK WEATHERSBEE www.derekweathersbee.com/
Airplane was inspired by the famous jet era of the 60′s.
DESIGNED BY KADY JESKO www.kadyje.com
Inspired by our desire and need to explore. Always searching for the place to call home.
DESIGNED BY LUKE LISI work.lisidesign.com/
Remember when service meant something? This font is Inspired by those early day service stations.
DESIGNED BY ELLIS LATHAM-BROWN www.yankeequill.com
Inspired by the infernos of the coal mill, Hellforge is a molten-hot headline slab cast with factory-grade craftsmanship.
DESIGNED BY MATT CHASE www.chasematt.com
We’ll be updating the rest of collection tomorrow !