House Industries Expands Neutraface Font Collection
House Industries has released a new version of its popular Neutraface font collection, called Neutraface 2.
The new version complements the original Neutraface and Neutraface Condensed fonts that were released in 2001 and 2002, respectively. It includes an inline titling weight, and various tweaks such as raised crossbars and a restyled letter "Q," for example.
"With the addition of Neutraface 2, this font family can meet a much broader range of typographic needs," explains House Industries co-owner Rich Roat. "You can set everything from distinctive titles to highly readable text."
The entire Neutraface family is based on the geometric minimalist lettering that architect Richard J. Neutra (1892-1970) used on his commercial and residential buildings. A veritable icon of Modern architecture, Neutra is remembered as an artistic visionary, social commentator and outspoken defender of the environment.
House Industries adapted Neutra's commercial sign lettering to typography by consulting with his son Dion Neutra, and closely studying the archives of acclaimed photographer Julius Shulman.
Typeface designer Christian Shwartz composed the versatile sanserif collection, which now includes a total of 8 text weights in both regular and italic, 16 display styles, 10 condensed fonts, and two sets of numerals.
Neutraface 2 Regular is available for $249. Neutraface 2 Condensed is $160. Or purchase the entire Neutraface 2 collection for $299. Special pricing will be available for current Neutraface licensees.
Extensive information on the work of Richard Neutra is included in the accompanying press materials.
To view the fonts online or purchase for download, visit www.houseind.com.
ABOUT HOUSE INDUSTRIES
House Industries is a typography, illustration and design studio that markets unique fonts and artwork worldwide. From early forays into distressed digital type to collaboration with the estate of mid-century textile and interior designer Alexander Girard, House Industries' work transcends the conventional idea of "graphic design" and reaches out to a broad audience. For more information, visit www.houseindustries.com.