The Canadian Type Connection
Type Design from Canada boasts new exclusive font packages
This year's festival would not be complete without bringing your attention to the Canada Type foundry! Although they've been around only since 2004, this is their first entry in the Design Center, and we're thrilled to share such an excellent and talented duo -- Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari*! Based in Toronto Canada, Canada Type, independent digital type design and development studio is sporting some of the most affordable retail and custom design and typography on the planet.
Patrick Griffin and Rebecca have forged ahead with three new font packages (for both Mac and PC,) All of their excellent font packages are available as Postscript, True Type and OpenType formats.
The Jupiter typeface is a fresh new take on the Roman alphabet, influenced by many different historical interpretations of the Roman alphabet, most notably the work of Friedrich Poppl, whose rough Nero typeface was a very beautiful expression. (Sample)
The VIP typeface is a humanist sans serif uppercase and figures combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Contanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970.
As well as a vehicle to revive the Constanze initials, VIP was inspired by modern typography found in many artful books, product packages, windows and literature of high-end restaurants, jewelry stores, haute couture fashion sellers, architecture firms and trendy brand name establishments. VIP comes in all popular formats, and supports an extended range of Latin-based languages. VIP's script caps also make very attractive starting initials in book and magazine typography. (Sample)
The Vox typeface is an extensive monoline sans serif family that can be both precise and friendly, yet contain enough choice of interchangeable variation for a more defined appearance, ranging from the clean and nondescript information relayer to the angular, futuristic and sleek headline maker.
The main character set, including extended support for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek scripts, is complemented with small caps, a full alternate character set, and even more alernates, in three weights and corresponding italics; 24 fonts in all. The OpenType version, Vox Pro, is 6 fonts containing over 1000 characters each, featuring Small Caps (including SC numbers, punctuation and enclosers), Caps To Small Caps, Stylistic Alternates, some Fractions, and some Contextual Alternates.
* Vox is also available in smaller choice packages that are priced accordingly.
Cool other fonts and bundles
Canada Type continues to expand its library of affordable, high-quality retail typefaces on a monthly basis, as well as to provide custom work, technical support, and multiple type licensing to a large list of creatives and publishing clients.
We really enjoyed some of their bundle offers that give you the best bang for the buck... like the American classics collection including - Coffee Script a digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962; Jackpot came from a photo type called Cooper Playbill, which as the name implies was simply a westernized version of Cooper Black; and the The Morris Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman (All demo above, or see the page)
Our favorite is the trendy 1960s font "Jezebel" with lots of cool alternates and flourishes, discretionary ligatures and tons of alternates and swashes distributed over the stylistic, swash, and titling features. Two bonus fonts are included with Jezebel -- Harper Bazaar's basic set and alternates. The second one consists of over 35 wordmarks, ranging from Hello and Cheers to multiple language representations of Yes and Thank You. Very cool font indeed! See: sample, or the Jezebel page
Canada Type Website
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