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