Typodermic News Archive

07
MAY
2016

Fledgling takes flight

Fledgling is a compact, high waist, low x-height sans-serif typeface in 8 weights and obliques. OpenType features include numeric ordinals, fractions and old-style numerals. Mathematical symbols, monetary symbols and combining diacritical marks are plentiful. Fledgling supports...
21
APR
2016

Elements of a Conthrax

Conthrax is a rectangular sans-serif typeface along the lines of Microgramma. It’s certainly not the first ultramodern square typeface I’ve designed but this time I used a different strategy. What would happen if I kept the design subtle and toned down the techno?...
06
APR
2016

Meloche language expansion and free Book weight

Meloche 2.0 is a full rebuild of the Meloche family. Book, Light, Extra-Light and Extra-Bold styles have been added. The proportions of the lowercase letters have been altered to create a steady reading rhythm. The language coverage has been expanded. Meloche now supports Greek,...
08
MAR
2016

Expressway Greek & Cyrillic

Expressway has been updated to version 6.0. There have been changes to character widths and spacing so you may have to make adjustments to old documents that use Expressway. The lowercase letter widths have been adjusted to create a better rhythm for more comfortable reading in...
24
FEB
2016

Nasalization expansion/reduction

Nasalization has been updated to version 5.0. This time the structure of the family has been simplified. The expanded and condensed styles have been removed; they didn’t suit the NASA look. The outline, grunge, shaded, “galaxy” and striped styles have been removed as well. You...
10
FEB
2016

Libel Suit Expansion

1999’s Libel Suit has been updated to version 7.0. Language coverage has been expanded: Greek, Extended Cyrillic and Vietnamese characters cover a lot more languages. The previous version had an OpenType stylistic alternates option for a hook-style lowercase g. This time,...
31
JAN
2016

Ligurino expansion

Ligurino is back! The last update improved the spacing and kerning but there were some problems that couldn’t be patched up with a simple update. The bold weight was created 12 years ago and never properly matched the regular weight. Yes, it was bold and the same sort of shape...
21
NOV
2015

Tank now includes italics and Cyrillic characters

Tank was designed in 2004 with minimum and consistent negative space in mind. Now it comes with italics and Cyrillic characters. It’s especially suited for framing photos and even includes counterless variations to let more of the background image show through. The Lite...
11
NOV
2015

Mochon’s Lettering

Here’s a hand-lettered display typeface based on the lettering of Donald Mochon. Don was the dean of the RPI school of Architecture (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) until 1966. To give you an idea of what kind of person Don was, I recommend this article by his friend and...
03
NOV
2015

Zekton Family rebuilt and expanded

Zekton has been updated. The free regular style was released in 1998. Gradually, over the last decade and a half, new styles and features have been added, but the overall family had become inconsistent. The proportional balance of the condensed styles were different than the...