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Greenleaf

Meet Greenleaf, a display family that blends elegant art deco details, extensive linguistic support, and technically innovative features to create a bold impression that’s ideal for branding, signage, packaging, invitations, and so much more. It’s easy to see why it spent six weeks on the MyFonts Hot New Fonts list.

Greenleaf’s “Pro” fonts support over three hundred sixty languages to reach the broadest possible audience. Meanwhile, its decorative companions expand the family’s expressive potential. They effortlessly create banners, chains, frames, and patterns — and include chromatic fonts which can be set in two colors without layers or special design software.

Click the image above for a closer look or download the user guide to see Greenleaf’s many features and discover how the fonts actively help you take advantage of all they have to offer.

(PS: Did we mention that you can get one of the fonts for free? Click away!)
 

Filmotype Maxwell Filmotype Maxwell Either/Or specimen

 
We’re jazzed to release our newest member of the Filmotype Revivals series, Filmotype Maxwell. This playful interlocking tiki face is a hoot — and a breeze to use because it does all the work for you. This amazing font has over five million automatic interlocking letter combinations to create its very own typesetting system. Try it out over at MyFonts and see for yourselves.
 

HealthRx

 
Our friends at HealthRx asked us to design their new visual identity, including a new public website to showcase their ever-expanding product line. The site was developed in tandem with updated user interfaces and new, bespoke icon fonts for their web-based health care and research applications.

Click the image above for a closer look or here to pay HealthRx a visit.
 

HealthRx

 
Each fall, Chuck teaches a course on type design at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and he recently curated an exhibit of student fonts from the class. Type design classes are few and far between and this one has really taken off, drawing students from all over the Boston area. Maybe he’ll even see you there come September.
 

 

Ciao Bella Script and Ornaments

 
If blooms are a harbinger of warm weather, then Ciao Bella’s arrival means Spring must be right around the corner.

Ciao’s a funky, hand-drawn copperplate script with a bouquet of ornament fonts that’s bound to delight. Ciao Bella’s expansive range of alternate opening and closing forms, word-connecting ribbons, and swash characters create a genuinely hand-lettered look. Bursting with over 2,000 characters, the Ciao script mates broad linguistic support with expressive possibilities galore in an easy-to-use OpenType software experience.

What’s truly innovative about the ornaments is that they arrive in pairs which can be set in multiple colors without stacking, layering, or aligning. They simply work in any application that supports kerning — even most word processors and websites.

Stop and smell the flowers at MyFonts and Fonts.com.
 

FontShop Best of 2015 Typefacts Best of 2015

 
More love for Filmotype Wand this week as Typefacts has tapped it as one of their Best Fonts of 2015. Aww, shucks.
 

FontShop Best of 2015 FontShop Best of 2015

 
We’re honored to have our Filmotype Wand included in FontShop’s list of the best typefaces of 2015. Every face on the list is a winner. Go see for yourself.
 

Winooski from Oddsorts

 
Looks like the Easter Bunny left us something under the, umm… Arbor Day Tree. In time for Earth Day. Yeah, that sounds about right.

A little goofy, a little nerdy, Winooski mixes loose pen-drawn gestures with legible forms to deliver a playful workhorse. It’s packed with goodies like small caps, ligatures, case-sensitive alternates, and our usual broad linguistic support. It also sports extras like two styles of catchwords that can be fired up by flanking the desired word with either asterisks or underscores and discretionary ligatures for pricing. There are even easter eggs in the OpenType features for the scavenger hunters among us.

Track Winooski down at Fonts.com and MyFonts.
 

Bradley Wayside and Bradley Chicopee

 
It’s been years in the works, and we’re thrilled to finally announce the launch of Oddsorts, our new type imprint. Oddsorts débuts with Bradley Wayside and Bradley Chicopee, a great way to begin 2015.

The fonts were inspired by the masterful art nouveau lettering of Will H. Bradley, whose posters for Ault & Wiborg printing inks and Victor Bicycles continue to draw collectors after more than a century. Begun in 2000 as a wedding gift for the designer’s wife and used privately for years, they’re finally available to the public.

The Bradleys are available from MyFonts and Fonts.com.
 

True North from Cultivated Mind

 
One of 2014’s welcome surprises was the public response to True North, another collaboration with our friends over at Cultivated Mind. In fact, the forty-two-member family took up residence on MyFonts’ bestseller list for much of the year.

We shouldn’t be surprised, though. With its mix of nostalgic styles — all-caps fonts, a monoline Script, Labels, Extras, and even a free set of banners — True North’s a useful toolkit for creating layouts that evoke the great outdoors and rugged lifestyles. The Script is sophisticated (of course): equipped with a wealth of ligatures and alternates, it automatically creates the feel of hand-lettering when used in OpenType environments.
 

Filmotype Font Revivals

 
We’re headed back to the 1950s with the
Font Bros to revive the Filmotype catalogue! Funky brush scripts, tipsy poster lettering, sprightly fat-faces — there’s something for everyone. Our contributions faithfully restore the original designs while supercharging them with new weights, widths, and goodies like old-style figures, alternate characters, and full OpenType functionality. See ’em all at MyFonts and FontShop.

Click the pic above for a sampler.
 

Walters Art Museum logo system

 
Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum enlisted us to provide typographic consultation and custom lettering as for their new identity — and to expand their logotype concept into a comprehensive branding system that includes their own typefaces, Walters Gothic andWalters Italic in a growing range of weights.  (Click image for a view of the logo system.)

UMUC Online Class Banners


One hat Chuck wears is that of full professor at University of Maryland University College where he teaches in the Communication, Arts, and Humanities program. These are a few of the banner images he developed as part of his online classrooms. They appear in Kristin Cullen’s Design Elements, Typography Fundamentals.

“Hi” to visiting students — now get to work… ;-)   (Hover over image to pause.)