Typodermic News Archive

30
JUN
2017

Canada 150 typeface enters the public domain

The Canada 150 typeface is now Canada1500 and has been placed in the public domain—free like Santa Claus, Shakespeare or twiddling your thumbs.
22
JUN
2017

Toxigenesis

Toxigenesis is an ultramodern, superelliptical sans-serif typeface with plastic forms influenced by consumer electronics and vehicle design. Mathematical symbols, fractions, numeric ordinals and monetary symbols are in good supply. Cyrillic, Greek and almost all Latin-based...
23
MAY
2017

Vanchrome

Vanchrome is a compact sans-serif headliner with chromatic layers. Create a layer in your design application, copy the layer, change the style, change the colors. Some applications such as Photoshop might need manual vertical alignment so cross-hair in the ◊ character position...
12
MAY
2017

Xylitol

Xylitol is a multiple layer typeface you can use for creating chromatic, 3D effects. It’s designed so the letters fit tightly together like Tetris blocks. There are four directional layers for the sides so you can simulate light coming from various directions. There’s a stripe...
04
MAY
2017

Krait

Krait is a layered geometric typeface designed for architectural display. It avoids conventional art-deco thick-thin cliches in order to better harmonize with non-traditional environments.
07
APR
2017

Neuropol X 3.0

Neuropol X has been rebuilt and expanded. This is a complete rebuild so the spacing won’t match the previous version. The vertical metrics should be about the same as the previous version in most applications. The Neuropol X family seemed like it could do with more dynamic range...
01
FEB
2017

Semi-Monospaced Ultraproxi

Ultraproxi is an austere, technical sans-serif typeface. Visual cues were taken from high speed computer printers from the 1950s to 1970s. You’ve probably seen this type of printing on old driver’s licenses or magazine subscription labels. One of the more well known, early line...
01
FEB
2017

The font that goes squirt!

Squirty is a capricious hand painted typeface inspired by mid-twentieth century Japanese nightclub promotional graphics. Letter and numeral variations automatically shuffle for a more relaxed tone. Almost all current Latin based languages are supported, including Cyrillic...
01
FEB
2017

PCTL4800 & PCTL9600

PCTL4800 is a technical sans-serif typeface. Good designers have a depository of orthodox, technical typefaces in their toolbox. Often, industrial fonts have visual hints that link them to a particular time period. A retro look isn’t always desirable, especially if you’re aiming...
01
FEB
2017

Aircraft Insignia Refuel

Refuel is an an octagonal technical typeface fueled by military aircraft markings. It includes 6 weights, 6 widths and italics. When the capital I is followed by a lowercase L, it automatically sprouts serifs to improve legibility. Almost all current Latin based languages are...