Printed specimens are some of our favourite things: the tactile experience, the aesthetic impact, the colours, and the way print demonstrates nuances not noticed in a digital format. Every five years we design and release a printed specimen that includes all the new font families released within that five years. So if you want an update on our new typefaces, grab our 2019 general catalogue.
We created a fun newspaper after our annual team get-together just for us (too many inside jokes probably). But for all you dedicated readers and specimen lovers, we reprinted our black cover Adelle and Soleil trifolds and designed a trifold with Portada and Protipo to show how both families help designers build brands and have been optimised for infographics, signage, screens — the works. Our poster additions include the both-new-this-month Temeraire and Noort posters. All available merchandise is free, pay only for shipping and handling.
Type in use
You keep sending in wonderful uses of our typefaces. This year we saw Bree Serif used for organic products from Rewe, one of Germany’s largest supermarket chains. Adelle Sans was typeset beautifully in Choreografia, a book on choreography and its political aspects. The hit app Evernote busted out of the gate with their rebrand using Soleil, and Protipo became the brand voice for Libora’s minimalistic design in print and digital formats.
The new and captivating Arlette showed up in a children’s book about dinosaurs, and Lisbeth and Temeraire made debuts in Européens magazine, which carries stories of European innovators, entrepreneurs, and creators. One of the most substantial brand overhauls was Portada’s use — literally everywhere — for Austrian Airlines. To balance a look that is approachable and professional, everything from airport signage and their in-flight magazine to the digital app and the livery name has been set in Portada. As a result of the efforts to boldly update Austrian Airlines with a contemporary classic, the rebrand won a prestigious Red Dot Award. We’re always thrilled to see our designs put to exemplary use, so keep sending your projects in!
Awards aren’t everything, but they can indicate a certain level of professionalism, creativity, aesthetic value, and functional usefulness. This year the annual Granshan competition has awarded TypeTogether with another bevy of awards for our hard work and consistent progress in multiscript typefaces. Among the winners are the families of Arlette, Adelle Sans, and Bree, focusing on their Thai, Arabic, Devanagari, Greek and Cyrillic scripts. A huge thank you to the Granshan judges and a huge shoutout to our eleven amazing designers. Such a rewarding close to a successful year!
For the past two years we have invested in short videos to highlight our fonts. LFT Iro Sans used its story connected to sport to show off its look. Laima’s stencilled forms gave way to looking good in animation. Bree and Bree Serif teamed up for a summertime theme and Ronnia lent support to Women’s Day. Lisbeth’s italic structure was paired with some jazzy-rock and Ebony’s speed inspired characters made for a punchy countdown. Our latest variable font, Literata, also was shown in action. What’s next? More videos, of course! Check out the ones you missed here.