New on Typekit in January 2018
We’ve started off 2018 with a great batch of new type on Typekit. Did you make any design resolutions that could use a boost with a new typeface to play with? Have a look at what we’ve added and see what inspires you.
New from Plau
One of our newest foundry partners, Plau is a type foundry and brand identity studio based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tenez has roots in pointed nib calligraphy, and the high contrast letters here definitely share some characteristics with Didot and Bodoni styles. Look for stylish details emerging from the organic construction of the letters, too. The capital R in particular has a gloriously distinct personality.
Plau’s namesake typeface, Plau, is a great addition to any shortlist of futurist-inspired design. The foundry calls out its “rounded corner personality and interestingly deliberate lettershapes.”
And don’t miss Primot, the “ice cream sandwich in a font.” It’s inspired by Italian gelato shop signage and feels like artfully-contained exuberance.
Fonts from G-Type
Of the 112 fonts we’ve added to the library from our new foundry partner G-Type, a whopping 70 are part of the Remora Sans type system by Nick Cooke. Width classes are noted with W1–5 in the names, and for each width there are seven different styles — plus italics. Hope you have a lot to say! Remora Sans with 5 weights and 7 styles, plus italics — a total of 70 fonts.
More to sync from Jan Fromm
Jan Fromm has been one of our foundry partners since 2010 — the year after Typekit launched! — and we’ve featured the web versions of Rooney, Rooney Sans, and CamingoDos in plenty of Sites We Like over the years. Now those fonts are also available for purchase on Marketplace, which means you can use them in your desktop applications as well — and in addition to that, Jan has added his Komet family to our regular subscription library for web and sync.
New from Laura Worthington
Laura Worthington is well-known for her gorgeous scripts, which are primarily based on her own calligraphy and lettering. Plenty of these scripts are among the 101 fonts (!) we’ve added from her — but be sure to take a look at the Charcuterie collection too. An ambitious undertaking, Charcuterie comprises ten font families and three decorative typefaces to boot, which can make for fantastic combinations of styles if you use more than one in a design. Laura’s thoughtful overview of her goals with Charcuterie is definitely worth reading, too.
Introducing Landa from Sudtipos
Our newest addition from Argentinian foundry Sudtipos is Landa by Pablo Alaejos, a beautifully textured serif the foundry calls “A rendez-vous between Nicolas Jenson, Oldrich Menhart, and nature itself.” You can sync Regular and Italic right away from our subscription library, and if that doesn’t quite whet your appetite, four more weights and their italics are available for purchase on Marketplace.
New in the library from Northern Block
Northern Block has two new additions to our library: charming Eldwin Script with its tidy six weights, and then there’s Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya’s powerhouse sans Neusa Next. Neusa Next is really multiple font families, with Condensed, Compact, and Wide widths in addition to the regular width, and each of those comes in five different weights with italics.
Rival & Rival Sans from Mostardesign
The Rival superfamily is an exciting addition to our library from designer Olivier Gourvat. Check out all seven weights of Rival, which feels typewriter-like at the lighter weights and goes up to Extra Bold and Black for when you need something with a lot of gravity. Rival Sans is even more extensive, with a Narrow width for tight spacing needs and an additional Thin weight.
’90s throwbacks from Adobe Originals
Admittedly, Critter falls pretty far outside our regular range for type. If you want your letter R to have the shape of a raccoon, we simply don’t have a filter you can use to browse for that on Typekit. But when we learned that we’d be making Critter available to sync, we kind of fell in love with it. You must be at least a little curious to know what animals would spell your name.
Thanks for reading this month’s roundup — we hope this gets you inspired for a new project or two! For a quick overview of what’s new in the library, visit Typekit.com/fonts and set the sorting filter to “newest.”