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New Type: HaltrixFebruary 23, 2014

As a general rule, most script fonts are built upon elements that have been stereotypically associated with femininity; smooth curves and delicate swashes. As a result, scripts are often associated with things that are understood to be “for women”. (One of the ‘great’ non-connecting script fonts is Othmar Motter’s Femina, which is doused in so much perfume there’s not much mistaking it for anything you might find on a baseball uniform.)

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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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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

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.

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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…