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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: OdestaSeptember 30, 2013

Odesta is a decorative script typeface with detached strokes and pronounced ball terminals. It comes in 7 weights with small capitals, swash capitals, plenty of ligatures, and initial & final forms for each of the lowercase letters.

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New release: Domaine supersetSeptember 30, 2013

Kris Sowersby developed the Domaine superset for Parallax Design Studio in Adelaide Australia. Parallax was charged to rebrand The Hardy Wine Company. ‘The new brand identity for Hardys takes inspiration from trade-cuts and early letterheads held within the company’s archives’ dating back from the company’s origins in 1853.

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New Type: Superior TitleSeptember 30, 2013

Superior Title is a high contrast Transitional typeface, a kind of missing link between Bodoni and Times. The Display styles are suitable for editorial usage, particularly for fashion and lifestyle publications.

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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 ShiftMarch 13, 2013

Robb Ogle reviews Shift:

Embrace designs that give a tacit nod to history without making contemporary words look like they’re wearing a cravat. Shift’s appeal, beyond utility, is a quirk of prescient timing and 2012 fashion.

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