Next time you hear from us, you’ll also be seeing progress in the form of the new Arlette family. Pilar Cano (creator of the Edita family) and Ferran Milan have created a sans serif with an experimental, organic nature that has the ability to stretch the parameters of what a sans can be. Arlette will come in Latin and Thai and is perfect for editorial design, branding, teen and young adult magazines, book covers, and a lot more. It’s almost time for a bold, new addition.
When we released Protipo we said the Variable Font version was on its way, and now it’s here! Whenever the entire Protipo bundle is purchased, the OpenType Variable Font is included. (Please get in touch if you bought the full bundle so we can provide it.) This is great news because OpenType Variable Font is one way of making the future happen today: all possible instances of a type family in one file, a significantly smaller file size, and the ability to use it on modern web browsers like Safari and Firefox. To help explain it’s benefits, our own type designer and code manipulator, Irene Vlachou, has written a post about it.
Our great congratulations to Juan Bruce on winning a TDC Certificate of Excellence for the Noort family. This is Juan’s first foray into the type world and, as one of the recipients of our Typeface Publishing Incentive Programme, we couldn’t be happier with how well he has begun his journey. Congratulations to Juan and to the other award recipients! Learn More
Last month we showed a few images of Noort’s two upcoming fonts — the display weight and the icons — and now they’re here! We’ve polished them up and stacked the icons with some helpful tech under the hood to make it easier for you to use. The icons can be generated by either choosing them directly from the Glyph Palette (in OpenType-savvy programs) or by typing in the first few letters of the icon. As you type, the icon will cycle through the choices if there’s more than one. Want a triangle? Start typing t–r–i–a–n… and you’ll see the options one after the other. More than just a cool programming trick, this can quickly take the guesswork out of finding what you want. Alphabetical cheat sheets included. And a UFO.Learn More
A few years ago Veronika and José began work on a type family that could fill a need within the information design category. We gave the family to some early testers who each are award-winning designers (wayfinding, infographics, and data pros), and they came back with some thrilling results. Now it’s your turn to try Protipo — the wide-ranging and impactful sans that’s ideal in all informative situations: apps, infographics, UI, wayfinding, transport, posters, display, and even internet memes. Add to all this the icon sets by Luciana Sottini and upcoming variable font capability, and you’re assured a level of creativity, productivity, and impact on scale with the greatest demands.Learn More