Burgues Script Ale Paul Sudtipos
Described by Ale Paul as “an ode to 19th century American calligrapher Louis Madarasz,” the Burgues Script design is a flourished calligraphic script with extremely high-contrast forms and a wealth of OpenType features. It demonstrates the extraordinary talent of both Maderasz and Ale Paul, with the former’s seemingly effortless talent translated to the world of digital type; Burgues Script is a brilliant tool to create visual poetry.
The script contains many ligatures and full flourished sets of letters, all brought together with OpenType and thoroughly tested on today’s standard design and publishing software. As Ale Paul says, with Burgues you have a piece of “the most skillful penman the world has ever known” at your service.
Burgues Script is available from Fonts.com.
Georgia® Pro Matthew Carter, Steve Matteson and Tom Rickner Font Bureau and Monotype
Originally designed in 1996 by Matthew Carter, the Georgia typeface was attractive, readable and, importantly, one of the available typefaces Web designers could rely on. Optimized for clarity when used on screen, Georgia is like very few typefaces available to designers. Its legibility and readability are consistent across so many platforms, especially online.
In order to extend its versatility and typographic range, Monotype Imaging and Font Bureau collaborated to add new weights, a condensed width, multiple numeral sets and small caps. With new designs by Steve Matteson – and extensive hinting by Tom Rickner – Georgia Pro is a perfect typeface for onscreen and print use.
The design supports full Latin, Cyrillic and Greek alphabets. All 20 styles of Georgia Pro are available through Fonts.com for both desktop and Web font use.
Levato™ Felix Bonge Linotype
Refined and lively, the Levato design is the first typeface by Felix Bonge.
Bonge says he never intended to make Levato into a full typeface family. Originating as a series of exercises in typographic contrast and proportion at university, the typeface was developed over the course of his degree, as well as completely reworked after one particularly influential calligraphy seminar.
With prominent ascenders, a small x-height and near-linear serifs, the typeface is derived from classic Antiqua forms; roundness and flourish to the letterforms also add warmth and vivacity. The typeface is provided in 10 styles, complete with ligatures, small caps, ornamental characters, and swash characters as well.
All 10 styles of Levato are available from Fonts.com for both desktop and Web font licensing.
Mantika™ Sans Jürgen Weltin Linotype
Designed by Jürgen Weltin as a legible and flexible text face, the Mantika Sans design has delicately flared strokes that project the feel of a manuscript face. Mantika Sans has a large x-height which allows the typeface to be set at small sizes, while the subtle details and calligraphic touches mean it also performs well as a display face. Legibility is further enhanced by features such as distinct and unambiguous designs for i, I and l, and with p, q and b, d pairs that aren’t simply reflections of each other.
Mantika’s flexibility is further enhanced by an italic with a near vertical slope of only four degrees. Such a stress in the letterforms provides opportunities for display uses and headings that complement the regular style well.
Mantika Sans is available in two weights and two styles, and all four fonts are available from Fonts.com for desktop and Web font licensing.
Motter Factum Othmar Motter Motter Fonts
Designed by Othmar Motter, the Motter Factum display face is best characterized as a semi-slab serif. The face has wide, slightly squared glyphs with prominent serifs and is perfect for evoking a millennial retro-electronica feel in a design. The italic especially embodies the sense of vintage science fiction designs of spacecraft and robotics.
The bold weight works particularly well as a heading face when paired with the Verdana design for body text. The crisp readability of Verdana balances well with the quirky dynamic of Motter Factum.
Motter Factum is available from Fonts.com in five weights, each with regular and italic styles, for both Web and desktop licensing.
Novecento Jan Tonellato Synthview
Inspired by typographic fashions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Novecento typeface is designed for display headlines, visual identities and short leader settings. Novecento is similar to the Futura design in that it gives a strongly geometric impression, but the typeface actually has subtle optical adaptations to balance the design. Novecento is uppercase only, but comes in four widths and eight weights, providing 471 glyphs and support for 76 languages. The typeface offers alternate characters as well as proportional and tabular numerals.
Novecento is available from fonts.com for desktop and Web licensing.
Parfumerie Script Sabrina Lopez Typesenses
Designed by Sabrina Lopez – and based on her own calligraphic style – the Parfumerie Script design offers over 2,500 glyphs and extensive OpenType features. The script is available in several styles, incorporating various references to the typographic and calligraphic traditions of Lopez’s native Buenos Aires. Parfumerie Script works brilliantly in traditional treatments for perfumes, luxury goods, or special occasions, and is full-featured enough to hold up well in modern and expressive typographic layouts.
The Pro version of the script contains the complete set of features from all styles, including swashes, stylistic alternates, initial and terminal forms as well as typographic ornaments.
Parfumerie Script is available from Fonts.com for desktop licensing and as five individual Web fonts.
Alejandro Paul is a cofounder of one of Argentina’s leading type foundries, and responsible for some of the most spectacular (and intricate) scripts ever brought to screen.
Starting out his career as an art director, Paul worked for high-profile brands such as Arcor, Procter & Gamble and SC Johnson. In 2002, he focused his attention on type design, creating fonts and lettering for packaging and commercial agencies. Paul has spoken at conferences and taught seminars across Europe and the Americas, and his work has been featured around the world. Learn more.
Founded in 2002 by Ale Paul, Ariel Garofalo, Claudio Pousada and Diego Giaccone, Sudtipos was born out of the economic crisis that hit Argentina in 2001 and has since become one of the world’s premier type foundries. With the stated aim “to always be graphic designers making typefaces for graphic designers,” their portfolio represents most of the highest-regarded connected scripts ever made, in an extraordinary range of styles.
Founded in Toronto in 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari and Patrick Griffin, Canada Type offers a range of original designs and revivals of 20th century typefaces. Canada Type’s portfolio includes work by the founders as well as Philip Bouwsma, Hans van Maanen, Bill Troop, Thomas Lincoln and Kevin King. The Gibson typeface,(above upper) was designed to provide Canadian design students with a robust, affordable humanist sans-serif and is part of the anti-piracy programs of many Canadian design education institutions.
Founded by Hannes von Döhren in 2005, HVD Fonts produce typefaces for display and text use, with releases such as the Brandon Grotesque (above upper), Livory (above lower), Brevia, and Reklame Script typefaces. In 2011, Hannes von Döhren received the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club NY. All HVD fonts are available through Fonts.com, many with both traditional as well as web font licenses.