Category Archives: Type Portraits

Dolly and Sauna from Underware

Underware joined Webtype last November with three families. Now we offer another shipment of fonts from the European prodigies. These modern classics helped Underware make their mark, and they are still as relevant and useful as the day they were … Continue reading


Antenna Serif from Font Bureau

The seven weights and italics of Antenna Serif in its main width. See the other three widths below. Today is Font Bureau’s simultaneous public release of Antenna Serif, for desktop use, and for web use here on Webtype. Designed by … Continue reading


Condor from Font Bureau

One of the atypical typeface styles we don’t commonly associate with web design is the thick-thin sans serif — type with strong contrast between its thick and thin strokes. The genre, historically associated with commercial lettering, architectural landmarks, or automobile … Continue reading


Introducing S&P and Blesk

We’re happy to welcome the new S&P type foundry to Webtype with their first release, Blesk. S&P is the design studio of Ksenya Samarskaya, based in Brooklyn, New York. Samarskaya has worked on custom type for clients from Apple to … Continue reading


Display Typefaces from Bold Monday

Last year we introduced two multifunctional text families from our Dutch friends, Bold Monday: Nitti Grotesk and Brando. Now we’re ringing in 2015 by going back to the foundry’s roots and bringing all Bold Monday’s display typefaces to Webtype. When … Continue reading


New from MVB Fonts: MVB Solano Gothic

MVB Solano Gothic was originally designed as a display face for the City of Albany, a small town on the east edge of the San Francisco Bay. Named for the city’s main street, the typeface needed to work on signage … Continue reading


Underware Is Now on Webtype

We are pleased to welcome Underware to Webtype, along with three of their most popular and expressive typefaces. At the end of the 20th century, not long after a decade dominated by the Grunge aesthetic, a new group of young … Continue reading


New from Font Bureau: FB Big Caslon

FB Big Caslon is a significant update to Matthew Carter’s handsome headline face based on the largest sizes of William Caslon’s metal type. Released in 1994 and bundled in OS X for many years, Big Caslon is familiar to anyone … Continue reading


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


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