Meet 19 New Faces
Personality-packed fonts and new font packs to infuse typographic goodness into your work.
by Sally Kerrigan
posted on 05-02-2019
We’re looking forward to seeing what you’re inspired to make with the latest batch of fonts we’ve added to Creative Cloud subscriptions: 19 typefaces in all, totaling 219 new fonts. We’ve got new font packs to share with you, too — read on!
New foundry partner: Dunwich Type Founders
Dunwich Type is a new foundry partner for us, which means this is the first time we’ve offered designer James Puckett’s fonts in the library. He’s hit the ground running with this update, adding a total of 87 fonts from seven different type families.
Antarctican Headline from Dunwich Type Founders. Artwork from dunwichtype.com.
Antarctican is a strong contender for any project that needs a clean sans serif. With 10 weights for the Headline style and eight more monospaced, the sheer variety packed into this family leaves typesetters lots of options to play around and get just the right balance in a composition.
Sybarite from Dunwich Type Founders. Artwork courtesy James Puckett.
Showing off his versatility as a designer, James’s Sybarite goes in a completely different direction and is more of a Didone style — a classification used to describe stunning high-contrast serifs like this. James has added a total of seven typefaces to our library. See the Dunwich Type Founders profile page for the whole collection.
OH no Type Co.
Beastly from OH no Type Co. Artwork courtesy of James Edmondson.
James Edmondson’s OH no Type Co is best known for eye-catching work, and Beastly is a great example of this informal-yet-intense style that draws you in. Eckmannpsych and Blazeface are similarly exuberant and fun display faces that would play well with poster-sized signage.
Covik Sans from OH no Type Co. Artwork courtesy of James Edmondson.
Covik Sans was a bit more of a surprise coming from James — it’s so normal by comparison, though it definitely still has some of that offbeat personality to it. We’re delighted to round out the OH no additions with it.
More from Dalton Maag
Gelo from Dalton Maag. Artwork from www.daltonmaag.com.
Some fonts communicate a personality more strongly than others, and Gelo is a great example of one that makes you feel welcomed into a room. (Or perhaps, more likely, pulled toward a magazine cover, as it was made with editorial use in mind.) Gelo is a slab serif with a softer edge — details like slightly rounded corners and the offset crossbar on the t and f help to anchor that warm feeling.
Mokoko from Dalton Maag. Artwork from www.daltonmaag.com.
New from Delve Fonts
Quita from Xandra Zamora. Artwork courtesy of Delve Fonts.
Eat your heart out, script font aficionados! Quita is like something out of a dream and comes to us from the expert penwork of calligrapher Xandra Zamora. Usually letters as intricate as these are difficult to make into a workable font, which makes this all the more amazing. You’ll find dozens of alternate characters to play with so you can get the perfect combination of swashes. (Need a refresher on working with these? Check out our how-to for using OpenType features in InDesign.)
Maxular from Steven Skaggs. Artwork courtesy of Delve Fonts.
Fonts for low-visibility reading situations are a huge boon for industrial designers (just imagine all the e-readers out there) as well as wayfinding signage. With Maxular, designer Steven Skaggs specifically addressed the visual acuity issues of macular degeneration, and two of the styles (termed Maxular Rx) are particularly geared toward these situations. Delve’s website is a great resource for more information about the features of the Rx version and the overall design of this thoughtful typeface. With a total of 14 styles and a friendly, typewriter-like look (we’d classify this as a rounded slab serif), this is a typeface that anyone can enjoy.
30 styles of sans serif Dita
Dita’s many weight and width options. Artwork courtesy of Lettermin.
A rounded sans is a lovely option for friendly text that has an open, clean feel to it, so we’re delighted to add Dita from Lettermin to our collection as we already know it has such wide application. The rounded edges size up nicely, especially with the heavier weights like Extrabold — and with condensed and wide variations in width, you’ll be able to apply this to even more places where its friendly-but-not-overzealous personality might otherwise crowd out (or get lost among) other text styles.
Fieldwork & Tejuela from TipoType
Fieldwork from TipoType. Artwork courtesy of TipoType.
New from TipoType, our foundry partners in Uruguay, Fieldwork offers more than might initially meet the eye, and the key is to look for the “Geo” and “Hum” designations when flipping through the 24 (!) various styles they’ve added to the library. The letters a and g show the clearest differences (the Hum variants are double-store-y). The swashes are also a nice touch and not something we’d usually expect out of a sans serif like this — use them to set your work apart!
Tejuela from Raúl Israel. Artwork courtesy of TipoType.
Tejuela comes to us from designer Raúl Israel, whose inspiration came from the unlikely source of wood-shingled churches (tejuela means “wooden shingle”) dating from 17th-century Chile. Tejuela itself resembles the typefaces employed by 17th-century printers (Garamond being one famous example), which would have been contemporary with the historic structures. The italics are particularly stunning, and, while it works nicely for smaller body text, it would be lovely to see sized up as well.
Thanks to our friends on the Adobe XD team, we’ve got a new font pack curated by designer and blogger Veerle Pieters. Veerle took the cue of designing a multi-device experience for a small business and made this fantastic arrangement: Fonts for Clean & Stylish Web Experiences. The font pack page includes a download link for an XD template, so after you’ve activated the fonts you can jump in where Veerle left off and make this design your own.
We’ve also made a font pack with a sampler of the fonts we’ve mentioned here. There’s nothing like playing with the real fonts to get an idea of how you might use them in a design. You might want to add more weights and styles if you end up working with a large family like Antarctican or Dita, but this pack is a quick and easy way to get a big-picture look at the latest additions to our collection.
Topics: Creativity, Typography