New in the library: Midsummer update

Our team has been bustling about this past month adding new fonts to the library. There’s something to suit nearly any project in this month’s roundup — see for yourself and let us know what you think.

New scripts (and more) with Cyrillic support from ParaType

ParaType has added several new families to the library, all with Cyrillic support — including some handwritten-style scripts, a rare find for Cyrillic type. Zakhar Yaschin designed Kapelka to resemble the effect of writing with a soft pointed brush, and the stylish result is perfect for friendly headlines and would also work nicely for packaging design.

Still too formal for you? Try Alexandra Korolkova’s Bowman for something a little different. She designed this to look as though it was written with a marker, and it’s fun to see in use. You’ll find these and many other new scripts on ParaType’s foundry page.

New from Sudtipos

Envelove from Sudtipos

Envelove by Yanina Arabena

The idea of writing letters with an old-fashioned pointed nib sounds charming, until you end up with a hand covered in ink. Yani Arabena took the messy part out of the process for us, and her amazing pointed-nib calligraphy became Envelove — an expressive and spontaneous script font that we’re excited to offer for purchase in our Marketplace.

Don’t miss the other new Marketplace addition from Sudtipos while you’re in there, Speakeasy. Five variations offer almost every option you might need for stylish design, including a gorgeous script, all-caps wide “Modern” with serifs, and even a sans-serif.
Find these and even more from Sudtipos on their foundry page; we’ve added nearly 100 of their fonts to the library that were previously for additional purchase only. With even more fonts now included with your Creative Cloud plan, it’s a great time to peruse their whole collection.

Fort Foundry ships out Shackleton

Don’t be fooled by the Victorian theme — Shackleton by Brian Brubaker isn’t stiff or stodgy. Rather, it’s ready for stylish adventure; it even comes in four widths for added versatility. The flared serifs add a wonderful quirky edge.

Typefolio adds Obvia

Obvia from TypeFolio


Marconi Lima designed nine different weights for powerhouse Obvia, making this a great option for developing a whole typographic hierarchy in your design. He classifies the font as “geohumanist,” meaning that he started with the distinctive square shapes but then refined small details to soften these edges and make the font a bit friendlier for typesetting.

Get IBM Plex

Plex from IBM


Plex from IBM is more of a type superfamily, seeing as it contains a serif, a sans, a mono width, and a Hebrew version, each with multiple weights of their own. In fact, we’re thinking this qualifies as a full-fledged typographic system. Now the whole collection is in your library and ready to try out!
That’s it for this month’s roundup. Let us know what speaks to you here!

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Sally Kerrigan

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