New on Typekit: Petala, and updates to Foco, Effra, & JAF Bernini

January 8, 2014

Are you ready to start 2014 off with some fresh faces? We’ve updated a few fonts in our library recently—and added a new one we think you’ll love.

Petala from Typefolio
Petala Black (top) and Thin (bottom).

Gorgeous Petala from Typefolio is new to our library, and comes packed with 14 different weights and styles. Each weight shows off a slightly different side of this typeface’s character, which is pronounced without being overwhelming.

Foco and Effra from Dalton Maag
Foco Light Italic (top) and Effra Heavy (bottom) from Dalton Maag.

Here are a couple great typefaces from Dalton Maag, both featuring updates for even better performance on screen. Foco carries a lot of personality with its handwriting-like features—the “f” in particular giving a forward-leaning energy that’s accelerated in italics. And Effra is a dependable pick for clear text with an approachable, low-key attitude. You might already be familiar with these; republish your kits if you’re already using them, and if not, now’s a great time to check them out.

Updates to Bernini from Just Another Foundry
JAF Bernino Sans Bold (top) and JAF Bernina Sans Light Italic (bottom). All text from Project Gutenberg

We also updated JAF Bernini recently with TrueType hinting improvements, which means smoother performance on screen from this extensive typeface family. This is a well-balanced collection with a number of width variations to support various design needs, be it longform editorial work or punchy headers. It’s also worth taking a look at other typefaces in the foundry catalog with your projects in mind, because now you can sync any of them to your desktop too.

That should give you a few ideas for new typefaces to bring into your designs in the new year! If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up (it’s free!) and upgrade to a paid plan whenever you’re ready.

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