New fonts: Anisette and Retiro, Macho, and Museo Sans Display
Typofonderie, led by Jean-François Porchez, is a master of producing elegant typefaces with a particular Western European distinction. We’ve added two more families that fit that bill: Anisette and Retiro.
Anisette Std is an Art Deco display sans that contains two widths of capitals in each font. Its capital forms contain a wider design, while the lowercase characters produce a narrower set of caps. The Pro version of Anisette, available at Typofonderie.com – Anisette, also contains a bevy of playful cap ligatures. If you need a compatible text typeface with true lowercase, check out Anisette Std’s sibling, Anisette Std Petite.
Retiro is also a display face, a high-contrast serif design of the Didone variety. Originally designed for a Madrid publication, the Pro version of Retiro (found at Typoefonderie.com – Retiro) contains ornate alternate capital forms with Spanish influence. Retiro Std, now available on Typekit, is available in five optical variants, each named for the intended point size at which they were designed to be set. The biggest difference is in the hairline horizontal strokes: they’re ultra-light when set at larger sizes, and a little sturdier at smaller point sizes.
Anisette Std and Retiro Std are both available for web only.
Macho, the most recent release from Poland-based Dada Studio, is an energetic sans with an almost graffiti-like script influence. Semi-rounded and unconventionally angled terminals lend to a sort of clumsy warmth — unrefined, but confident and bold. Available for web and sync, Macho is full of OpenType features like Small Caps and Stylistic Alternates, and supports Latin Extended as well as Cyrillic in all 18 styles.
Museo Sans from exljbris is a longtime stalwart of web design, and has long been one of Typekit’s most popular. Museo Sans Display is a fresh addition to the family. Even in the extreme Hairline and ExtraBlack weights, Museo Sans is mostly restrained and neutral, though the large x-heights and moderate ascenders and descenders push it toward the informal.