We are happy to introduce Webtype’s most extensive type series to date — Salvo Sans and Salvo Serif. The exceptionally comprehensive and versatile families count as many as 60 fonts altogether: sans and slab-serif styles in five weights and three width plus italics, ranging from Black to Light and Normal to Extra Condensed.
Cyrus Highsmith originally designed Salvo Sans and Salvo Serif for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to visually tie together their varied set of publications and prove that design for the elderly does not have to be stale. It has since then become a favorite in editorial design, now finally also available for screen applications.
What makes the Salvo series especially multi-talented is that the fonts are available in different widths. While distinct letterforms, like the prominent lowercase a and g, give flavor and vigor to text set in the normal width, the condensed styles are more restrained and very adaptive. The bold weights of both, Salvo Sans and Serif, make for forceful headlines but remain as legible as possible thanks to open apertures and a large x-height. The lighter weights extrude more sophistication and are suitable for body copy down to 14px. Salvo also combines well with other serifs such as Poynter Old Style, Benton Modern or Ibis.
As with all fonts on Webtype, Salvo Sans and Salvo Serif can be tested free of charge for 30 days. For more details, see their webfont pages.
Need an elegant script for display typography on the web? The charming Tangier is now available on Webtype. The family was designed by Richard Lipton, a master in exploring the possibilities of Spencerian penmanship. Inspired by the lettering on a catalog cover, Lipton developed a lively four-weight series, with a black style that pushes the boundaries for contrast in a script.
Tangier is the first script from Font Bureau exclusively available on Webtype, and is especially well suited for the screen due to its large x-height, an attribute that is rare in formal scripts. Use it for beautiful headlines or other extra large applications together with your body font of choice. It combines well with almost all roman typefaces.
As with all fonts on Webtype, Tangier can be tested free of charge for 30 days. For more details, see the Tangier webfont pages.
Over on Smokey Bones’ website you can see burgers stacking, glasses emptying, gift cards and billiard balls moving around. And of course Interstate Condensed and News Gothic Condensed in action.The website was revamped by design studio Push and the interactive design consultancy Welikesmall in summer last year, but it feels just as fresh, especially now the applied parallax effect for scrolling on websites is getting more and more popular. Fonts by Webtype are used across all platforms — desktop, mobile sites and app — with Interstate Condensed for strong headlines and News Gothic for the body copy.
When he learned that Starwars.com is using Antenna, its designer Cyrus Highsmith was delighted. Being a sci-fi fan himself, he could not imagine a cooler application for his typeface.
The Dutch activist website controlarms.nl is part of a spirited campaign against the trade of weapons. An initiative of Amnesty International, Oxfam Novib and Pax Christi, the website as well as all other media were designed by design studio Sazza, Amsterdam, who chose Garage Gothic as the lead typeface.
Oakland and Washington based design studio Free Range recently launched its new website with fonts from Webtype. Benton Sans was chosen for headlines, deck, pull-quotes and the like, while Benton Modern RE is used for body copy and navigation.
Today we are excited to announce the new Turnip family of typefaces. It is the first type family from Font Bureau to be developed and released simultaneously for both print and web use, including a special group of Reading Edge™ styles (Turnip RE) for use at small sizes onscreen.
With Turnip, David Jonathan Ross created a strong and original typeface with an energetic tension between squarish inner and round outer shapes. Turnip is rustic but not unrefined – an easygoing, charming, and readable face for body text. It is an “exploration in ruggedness”, as Ross states it, inspired by a fondness for Bookman.
Turnip comes in six weights from light to black, each with pronounced italics for extra distinction. But what makes Turnip particularly versatile is the inclusion of Reading Edge fonts specially adapted for small sizes onscreen: Turnip RE.
The effects of rasterization at 9px in Mac OS X with Turnip (left) and Turnip RE (right), illustrating the value of design variations for small sizes on screen.
As with Font Bureau’s other Reading Edge screen fonts, Turnip RE features wider, more open letterforms, lower stroke contrast, and generous spacing. Use it for body copy on screen at sizes as small as 9px.
For larger headlines and display type, take advantage of the wider range of weights from the standard Turnip family, including the beefy Black and delicate Light styles.
As with all fonts on Webtype, Turnip and Turnip RE can be tested free of charge for 30 days. For more details, see the Turnip and Turnip RE webfont pages.
An extensive website dedicated to Font Bureau’s Reading Edge webfont series just went live. It showcases the group of font families, explaining how and why they were designed to optimize rendering and readability at small sizes onscreen. See the site for all the details or check out the RE fonts in the Webtype catalog.
You may not have a lot of chances to use a Lamborghini in all its glory on your local interstate, Lamborghini on the other hand put Interstate to splendid use on their website. After all, what better fit could you imagine than Interstate and cars.
The Swedish company Stutterheim, manufacturer of raincoats, just re-lauched their website using Bell webfonts from Webtype. The transitional English serif is suiting Stutterheim just fine. With numerals this elegant even larger sums look attractive. The design of the website is modest and airy, using Bell in just one style – the regular weight. A good example for a simple, economical solution that still gives your site a lot of personality.
As with all fonts on Webtype, Bell can be tested free of charge for 30 days. For more samples of Webtype fonts in use, check out the “in-use”-blog category or our gallery on Fonts In Use.