I just got back from the 2012 Typecon event (this year in Milwaukee). If you love type, this is an event you must check out. Luckily, even if you weren’t able to be there, you can still get a taste of type excellence with these two new free fonts from Monotype.
Introducing two new typefaces – JMC Engraver & Feldman Engraver. Designed by Terrance Weinzierl, these two typefaces were commissioned as companion fonts to Nancy Sharon Collins’ new book The Complete Engraver: A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery. Available now on Fonts.com, these fonts are FREE. Simply add to your cart, download and enjoy them in all your creative projects.
The Complete Engraver charts the art of engraving, from its origin to those who carry on the tradition still today. A practicing designer – authority on engraving – Collins also provides insight on the methods in which engraving (and social stationery as a whole) soldiers forward in today’s digital age. The JMC Engraver & Feldman Engraver typefaces, featured below, are a testament to bridging this analog and digital divide.
I must admit that I had no idea what real engraving was like until Nancy showed me some samples of her work. Fine engraving can achieve lines thinner than even laser printing can. The texture and deep color of the inks are stunning. I still adore letterpress printing, but engraving is just as delightful in its own special way!
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Type Idea Index by Jim KrauseThe basic principle behind Type Idea Index is simple: ideas breed ideas. If you are looking for new ways of employing type in your works of art and design (or new twists to apply to your current typographic techniques), open Type Idea Index. You’ll find yourself face-to-face with 650+ custom-created, idea-sparking examples of typography and type-intensive design. For maximum user-friendliness, these samples are organized according to the theme they express (Energy, Elegance, Order, Rebellion) and the sort of real-world application they relate to (initials, monograms, logos, headlines, paragraphs).