January 18, 2012
We’re thrilled to welcome another of Joshua Darden’s typefaces to Typekit: Freight Text Pro. Although it was designed for printed text, its calligraphic forms and tailored outlines translate beautifully to the web. It’s a smart, efficient serif for both short- and long-form reading.
Freight Text is available in six weights, each with a matching italic. Its four basic styles have been manually TrueType hinted to render well at text sizes, and the remaining eight styles are served with PostScript-based outlines for smooth rendering at larger sizes.
Upgrade to a Portfolio plan or higher for access to Freight Text Pro. If you’re already a Portfolio plan customer, enjoy the new fonts! If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up — it’s free! Upgrading is easy, whenever you’re ready.
January 10, 2012
Help us ring in the new year with Futura PT Condensed, a new width of Futura PT (one of your favorite fonts). Four distinct weights (with matching italics) and a narrow stature make it useful in a variety of situations, and meticulous TrueType hinting by ParaType means it’ll look crisp at small sizes.
Futura Condensed’s middle weights are great for small chunks of text like navigation and subheads. Recalling a tip from Mark Boulton’s 2005 series on Better Typography:
When reversing colour out, e.g. white text on black, make sure you increase the leading, tracking, and decrease your font-weight.
That advice certainly applies in the case of our example, above. White-on-black Futura Condensed Medium nav items, their letter-spacing increased ever-so-slightly, are a good optical match for the black-on-white Futura Condensed Bold headlines below.
Upgrade to a Personal plan or higher to take advantage of Futura PT Condensed. If you’re already a paying Typekit customer, well, enjoy the new fonts! If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up (it’s free!) and upgrade to a paid plan whenever you’re ready.
December 20, 2011
More FontFont fonts are now available to host on Typekit — including the brand new FF Ernestine, a beautiful low contrast slab serif with extensive language support. In addition, FF Quadraat and FF Quadraat Sans have received a complete design overhaul, plus additional weights. And additional weights are also available for both FF Signa and FF QType.
Ernestine’s sturdy bounce, relaxed bends, and cheerful ball terminals give it a familiar and bright-eyed look. In all caps (and small caps) it looks both stately and playful. Available in four weights, each with an italic.
On close inspection, the Quadraat superfamily’s icy demeanor – sharp angles, blocky cuts, stems that appear to have melted and refrozen – might seem eccentric, but these traits are systematic and subtle. The result is a professional text typeface.
License any of these fonts from FontFont, and host them on Typekit with any of our plans (including our free plan). If you’re already a Typekit user, that means absolutely no extra cost to you. Just follow a link to Typekit once you’ve completed your purchase on the FontFont website. Your new fonts will be instantly transferred to your Typekit account, and linked through the simple line of code you’ve already added to your site.
Your FontFont fonts will automatically work in every browser that supports
@font-face, including those that don’t support WOFF or EOT. Plus, you can look forward to seamless upgrades in the future, whenever FontFont fonts are updated or any web browser evolves.
December 13, 2011
We’re glad to welcome even more Adobe fonts to the Typekit library. This latest batch introduces Tekton Pro (with Condensed and Extended) and includes new styles of Adobe Jenson Pro (Light Italic, Semibold Italic, Bold Italic), Arno Pro (Semibold Italic), Brioso Pro (Light Italic, Medium Italic, Semibold Italic), and Warnock Pro (Light Italic, Semibold Italic), as well as updates to all of Brioso’s existing styles — if you use Brioso, just republish your kit to receive the latest files.
Inspired by architectural lettering, Tekton Pro couples technical precision with the informality of handwriting. Six styles and three widths ensure it’ll fit the bill, and PostScript-based outlines mean that it’s pen-drawn curves will look smooth at large sizes in Windows.
Upgrade to a Personal plan or higher for access to Warnock, or to a Portfolio plan for access to all of these Adobe fonts and more. If you’re already a Portfolio plan customer, enjoy the new fonts! If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up. It’s free, and upgrading is easy.
December 8, 2011
Less than one month ago we released display weights of Jubilat, and it’s already one of your favorite fonts. Today we’re happy to release eight additional Jubilat styles. The family now consists of manually hinted TrueType weights for use at small sizes (Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold), and PostScript-based display weights (Extra Light, Medium, Black).
Explore all of Jubilat with a Portfolio plan or higher. If you’re already a Portfolio plan customer, enjoy the new fonts! If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up — it’s free! Upgrading is easy, whenever you’re ready.
December 6, 2011
Please join us in welcoming MAC Rhino Fonts to Typekit. Since 1997, designer Stefan Hattenbach has been creating unique, historically-inspired type designs chock full of little details that can be both subtle and surprising. Today’s offerings are Oxtail, Sophisto, and Luminance, all of which are served with PostScript outlines, as these details are best seen at large display sizes.
Oxtail is a bracketed slab serif typeface; on first glance at the caps, you might be reminded of Clarendon, for which Oxtail is an excellent alternative. But what makes Oxtail special is the tapered finials found in the lowercase set (as well as the cap R and Q). Angled slab serifs sit atop vertical and diagonal strokes, in strong contrast to the pointy, script-like tails.
The sturdy Sophisto comes in five weights, each with italics, and is accompanied by a set of small caps. Sophisto is rigid, but not uniform: it contains some unexpected angles and curves, like those found in the cap K, R, and P, as well as in the asymmetrical O. The italics offer just a touch of softness in an otherwise hard typeface, with ever-so-slightly curved in- and outstrokes.
For Luminance, Hattenbach drew inspiration from the calligraphic typeface Pracht, drawn in the early 1940s. Its stems sit on heavy half-bracketed slabs, while outstrokes curve abruptly upward, as if the characters are stubbornly holding onto their calligraphic roots. Affectionately noted during our type review as having an “ass-kicking K,” Luminance comes in two weights with corresponding italics, as well as a small caps variation.
If you’re already a Typekit customer, enjoy these new fonts. If you’ve never tried Typekit, sign up now for free. You can use these MAC Rhino fonts right away, and upgrade your plan as needed.
November 30, 2011
Today we’re happy to welcome DSType to Typekit. This first release includes a selection of DSType’s energetic display faces: Acta (Display, Poster, Poster Swashes); Estilo (Pro, Regular, Script); Penna (Regular, Connected, Swashes, Connected Swashes); and Velino Poster. All are served with PostScript outlines for optimal rendering at display sizes.
The extensive Acta Display family adds a generous range of vibrant display serifs to the Typekit library, from Light to the ultra-chunky Poster. As with many of Dino dos Santos’ typefaces, Acta manages to balance classic Baroque elegance with modern, playful flair. The extremes of this balance are embodied in Acta Poster, especially a Swashes variation that features long, skinny appendages ending in heavy tear-like ball terminals.
Estilo began as a single art deco-inspired font style, with rounded terminals and centered small caps. Loopy but constrained swashes were added in the popular Estilo Script, and eventually an expanded set of weights with sharper, refined terminals became Estilo Pro. Generous letterspacing and a rigid skeleton give Estilo a classy, minimalist look, but a few details — like the long tails on the cap Q and R, and the slanted small cap A and V in the original Estilo — add a touch of flamboyancy.
If you’re already a Typekit customer, enjoy these new fonts. If you’ve never tried Typekit, sign up — it’s free! You can use these DSType fonts right away, and upgrade your plan as needed.
November 16, 2011
Today we’re happy to welcome four new Adobe web fonts to the Typekit library: Madrone, Stencil, Letter Gothic, and Kepler Caption. Plus, we’ve added more styles of Minion Caption (Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic) and Kepler (Light Italic, Medium Italic, Semibold Italic, and Black Italic). Above, Kepler Std Light Italic.
Madrone’s bulky letterforms make for meaty, boisterous headlines. It’s a great candidate for playing with CSS mask-image. And while it only comes in one style, what a style it is! As you’d expect, we serve this display font with PostScript-based outlines for smooth rendering on Windows.
Another single-style display font served with outlines appropriate for big sizes, Stencil needs little explanation. This classic style evokes thoughts of cargo, military surplus, and caution tape.
Letter Gothic is a monospaced sans-serif typeface designed for typewriter use. Great for tabular information, and manually TrueType hinted by the Adobe Type team for excellent rendering at small sizes across browsers and operating systems.
Caption versions of Kepler and Minion are stockier versions of the standard faces, built for optical balance at a specific size range (small text), including having been manually TrueType hinted. Above, 14px Kepler Caption Regular gives the image caption text a purposeful air, rather than simply looking like a scaled-down instance of normal Kepler.
Upgrade to a Personal plan or higher for access to Madrone, Stencil, and Letter Gothic. Upgrade to a Portfolio plan for Kepler Caption and the new styles of Kepler and Minion Caption. Or, if you’re already a Portfolio plan customer, enjoy all the new fonts!
If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up — it’s free, and upgrading is a snap.
November 11, 2011
Today we’re happy to announce that several display weights of Darden Studio’s Jubilat are now available in the Typekit library. Jubilat Extra Light, Extra Light Italic, Black, and Black Italic are best used large, so we serve them with PostScript-based outlines for smooth rendering across browsers. These styles of Jubilat make for striking headlines, and pair beautifully with other typefaces.
Freight Sans and Jubilat make a marvelously complex and handsome pair. Freight’s stoicism folds into Jubilat’s wistfulness, yielding feelings of simplicity, strength, and thoughtfulness.
Omnes and Jubilat share a similar exuberance, grace, and homey familiarity. Like gifted children, the faces nearly burst with potential. Omnes wants to know if Jubilat can come out and play, but Jubilat has to go to piano lessons.
Kepler and Jubilat are in many ways dissonant, but in their offset personalities we find features that invite coexistence; such as the influence of upright stress in letterforms, the tilt of strokes’ top edges, or formal similarities like the calf muscle of the capital “R”. To emphasize these similarities, add a stock sans to the mix — like Proxima Nova Alt.
Explore these new styles of Jubilat with a Portfolio plan or higher. If you’re already a Portfolio plan customer, enjoy the new fonts! If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up — it’s free! Upgrading is easy, whenever you’re ready.
October 25, 2011
Please join us in welcoming Fontpartners to Typekit. You may know type designer Morten Olsen from his work on such FontFonts as FF Olsen and FF Signa, but today we’re happy to release two faces from Morten’s own catalog: FP Dancer and FP Head.
FP Dancer is a softened sans with letterforms that feel simultaneously inspired by chunky markers, coarse printing, and early console displays. Its humanist build adds to this softness. All eight weights of Dancer have been manually TrueType hinted to render well at text sizes.
A wide, rounded sans, FP Head has an aura of speed and electronic (but analog) precision. It feels like it has the sun to its back — as if brightness is what rounds the shapes. And we serve it with PostScript-based outlines, so those rounded shapes look nice and smooth at large sizes. A wonderful display counterpart to FP Dancer.
Upgrade to a Personal plan or higher for access to these Fontpartners fonts. If you’re already a paying Typekit customer, enjoy the new fonts! If you’ve never given Typekit a try, sign up — it’s free! Upgrading is easy, whenever you’re ready.