Fonts on Friday: Decorative Display Type
What better time to round up new typefaces than on Friday. Not only is "Fonts on Friday" alliterative, but showcasing new fonts also seems like a good way to end the week.
This week's roundup consists of fonts that are reminiscent of the first half of the 20th century.
Fancy Antique Display by Norwegian Morten Iveland of The Infamous Foundry is, says the designer, inspired by French decorative alphabets from the 1940’s and 1950’s." It's available from MyFonts.com for $49.
Metropolis 1920 by Josip Kelava of Melbourne, Australia, is as its name says derived from the 1920s when steel buildings reached for the sky and when Art Deco was the style. This double-lined font is, the designer says, "a bold, bumptious typeface with a stolidly calm disposition." Metropolis is free and available on the Behance Network.
Muirside as described by Scottish type designer Steven Bonner is based on "type originally drawn for a poster design inspired by bicycle frame shapes." The disjointed strokes give it the appearance of a stylish stencil. He says that it has "classic American geometric proportions. Muirside is sold through Hype for Type for $56.