Category Archives: Type Portraits

New from Monokrom: Mønster

Here is Mønster from Monokrom. Designed by Sindre Bremnes, this typeface has a playful sense of power — sharp teeth but a friendly smile. In Norwegian, “mønster” means “pattern”, so it’s no accident that it leaps out from the screen … Continue reading


New styles: Italics for Nitti Grotesk

With our release of Nitti Grotesk in February, we promised you that Italics would follow shortly. Well, here they are available in the same seven finely graded weights along with alternate characters for a and g so you can choose … Continue reading


New from Font Bureau: Input

Input is a new extensive type series designed for code and other texts less ordinary. David Jonathan Ross was looking for fonts better-suited to his programming needs: unambiguous letterforms, clear punctuation, large word spaces for fast skimming, and more options … Continue reading


New styles in the Nobel family: Nobel Condensed

Font Bureau’s Nobel family is now available in even more styles on Webtype. We added condensed widths and extra light weights for large headlines from elegant to punchy. Designed in 1993 by Tobias Frere-Jones, Nobel is based on Sjoerd Hendrik … Continue reading


New from Font Bureau: Apres

Apres is an extensive sans-serif series by David Berlow originally designed for the Palm Pre smart phone in 2009 (now HP WebOS) for use both on screen and in their printed material. Initially, Berlow developed a family of six fonts for … Continue reading


New from MVB Fonts: Mascot

Even if sports aren’t your thing, you might find script varsity lettering from years past to have a certain appeal, perhaps conjuring simpler times. Naive and uneven, jaunty and legible — such casual scripts, with their requisite underline swooshes, were … Continue reading


New from Ludwig Type: Riga and Riga Screen

Riga by Ludwig Übele is a space-saving humanist sans-serif series, designed to work particularly well onscreen. Its personality is clear and practical; small caps and true italics give it a warm, somewhat sophisticated touch. Economical proportions, large x-height and open … Continue reading


Giza from Font Bureau

Font Bureau’s Giza series brings back the colorful power and variety of the original Egyptian letterforms of the Victorian era. Designer David Berlow based the family on showings in Vincent Figgins’ specimen of 1845, the triumphant introduction of this thunderous … Continue reading


Tick and Tock from Font Bureau

Tick and Tock are two new stencil display faces by Cyrus Highsmith — individual but related. They play on a similar theme but with different details and in a different tone. Tick was born on a casually lettered book cover … Continue reading


Brando from Bold Monday

Brando by Mike Abbink is a new contemporary serif exploring the balance between mechanical and egyptian forms. It was originally inspired by a bank logotype proposal, then subsequently developed into the robust typeface it is today. The light styles of Brando assume the … Continue reading


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