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Incubator

Foundry: Sharp TypeSeptember 12, 2016

Since the publication of his Sharp Sans No.1 type family through the Village Incubator, designer Lucas Sharp has gone from strength to strength, releasing 3 more families through the Incubator and taking on some significant custom type projects.

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New Type: FrauenSeptember 24, 2015

Frauen is our ode to German calligraphy. The script style is based on some lettering I found on the cover of an almanac of Berlin debutantes published in 1945 titled, Die shönsten Frauen der Welt (The Most Beautiful Women in the World).

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New Type: ProofJuly 27, 2015

Proof, designed by Hanno Bennert, (formerly known as Tram) has its origins in many tram rides in Düsseldorf, Germany, and is directly influenced by the powerful, industrial charm of these vehicles. Many of the early sketches were drawn on these rides.

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New Type: Sharp Sans DisplayMay 7, 2015

Sharp Sans No. 1 was Lucas Sharp’s first release through Village, and it debuted in the Incubator. Sharp Sans injects some much needed humanism into the Futura model. With its sheared terminals and true italics (in Sharp Sans No.1), Sharp Sans combines the appealing typographic compensation of the grotesque, with the plump circular bowls of the geometric. The result is a typeface suited for both text & display use that breathes life into the genre of the geometric sans.

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Communication Arts magazine on IncubatorFebruary 20, 2014

In the past decade, “incubators,” businesses where the experienced help nurture the new, have been popping up in a wide range of fields, from tech startups to nonprofit creative arts organizations. The aptly named Incubator is one of the first such programs specifically dedicated to type design.

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New Type: OggNovember 19, 2013

Inspired by the hand lettering of 20th century book designer and calligrapher Oscar Ogg, Ogg captures the unique mix of calligraphic and typographic form he achieved through his use of hand carved pen nibs.

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New Type: Post GroteskOctober 18, 2013

The development of Josh Finklea’s Post Grotesk began in the Spring of 2011 as a project to design a contemporary version of the traditional grotesk sans-serif. The intention was to build an amiable typeface with maximum usability and an overall sense of neutrality. Post Grotesk reduces the typical rigidness of a grotesk through subtle additions of personality and uniqueness.

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New Type: Sharp Sans V1June 2, 2013

Sharp Sans, designed by new Incubator member, Lucas Sharp, injects some much needed humanism into the Futura model. With its sheered terminals and true italics, Sharp Sans combines the appealing typographic compensation of the grotesque, with the plump circular bowls of the geometric. The result is a typeface suited for both text and display use that breaths life into the genre of the geometric sans.

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Typographica on AgileJanuary 25, 2012

Jan Middendorp reviews Agile

When embarking on the Agile project, Swiss-born Edgar Walthert decided to go where few designers, if any at all, had gone before. In order to achieve that, he designed his family from the inside out, the way one might conceive an experimental dance performance: *not by taking existing solutions and trying to modify or interpolate them, or mash them up, but by improvising possible shapes and gradually refine the results.

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Schrift des Monats: RumApril 11, 2011

Page reviews the Rum Sans & Rum Serif superset

Trine Rask aus Kopenhagen hat ihre im Vorjahr veröffentlichte Schrift Rum Black erweitert. Nicht zuletzt durch die Prämierung des TDC 2010 ermutigt, hat die dänische Schrift-Designerin nun nachgelegt.

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New Release: FreyaMay 8, 2010

Freya is Saku Heinänen’s first type design, but was many years in the making. Saku has worked for many years as an editorial designer, and this experience informed his approach to type design. Freya was intended to be an all-round serif face, useful in many situations, from newspapers and magazines to book text.

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Launch: IncubatorJuly 14, 2008

Village is pleased to announce the Incubator; our home for debut releases from young designers. The Incubator aims to help designers develop their typographic voices with gentle guidance from Village’s other members.

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