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Odesta / Best of 2013January 2, 2014

Christoph Koeberlin of Typefacts named Urtd’s Odesta one of the best fonts of 2013, he writes: You can rarely so easily find one of your ten favourites out of hundreds of new typefaces. Odesta was love at first sight — maybe because she was designed for love!

See the other Best of 2013 picks at Typefacts.com

Typefacts / Best of 2013January 1, 2014

Christoph Koeberlin of Typefacts included five Village releases in his Best of 2013 list.

He writes: A Best-Of list is just like a football team. You shouldn’t only take into account the best players as individuals, but the best team; the players that harmonize best. In my list of the best typefaces of the year, I have taken this into stride and tried to compile a well-balanced, harmonic yet diversified overview.

See the other Best of 2013 picks at Typefacts.com

TNW / Best of 2013December 23, 2013

Sean Manning of TNW included three Village releases in his Best of 2013 picks.

See more over at TNW

Designing NewsNovember 26, 2013

We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy of this book! In addition to featuring Kris Sowersby’s Domaine throughout, Designing News showcases and analyses some of the best news publication going today.

Village member Christian Schwartz designed the logotype for IL magazine

Francesco Franchi details his extraordinary work for Il Sole 24 Ore, where he’s been the Art Director since 2008. Mr. Franchi has worked with village members, Kris Sowersby and Christian Schwartz on the logotype and typographic programme for IL magazine.

Klim’s Tiempos and Founders Grotesk at work in IL magazine

As Mr Franchi’s site notes, ‘In Designing News, award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi conveys his vision for the future of the news and media industries. He evaluates the fundamental changes that are taking place in our digital age in terms of consumer expectations and the way media is being used. The book then outlines the challenges that result and proposes strategies for traditional publishing houses, broadcasting companies, journalists, and designers to address them.’

The story behind the making of OdestaNovember 19, 2013

Odesta, designed by Ondrej Jób of Urtd, 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.

Read about the development of Odesta here…

New Release: 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. Summoning a renaissance flavor while still managing to feel fresh and contemporary, Ogg begs for employment in magazine spreads, book covers, and all kinds of editorial applications. Designed by Lucas Sharp in 2013.

You can find more design information, character sets & samples here…

New Release: 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.

See Post Grotesk here…

New Release: OdestaSeptember 30, 2013

Odesta is new new script typeface designed by Ondrej Jób of Urtd. It has seven feature-rich weights with built-in small caps, swash alternates, ititals & finals.

See Odesta here

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.

See Domaine here