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Doodlefest July ’14 with PSY/OPS Type Foundry & The Alphabetic Order

Doodlefest July '14

Lots of doodles and ideas exploded last week at Doodlefest (July). Over 60 letter doodles have been collected and in the next few days will be compiled into a free font for all those who attended.

What is Doodlefest? It is a fun, free creative meet-up offered in San Francisco by Alphabetic Order and PSY/OPS several times a year. Check it out:

http://alphabeticorder.com/classes/doodlefest/

Catacumba Pro Sale. 6 Fonts. $49 (60% Off).

Catacumba Pro Sale 60% Off

Check it out, Catacumba Pro is on sale for the next few days for $49 (60% off).

http://www.psyops.com/shop/catacumba-pro/catacumba-pro-complete-set/

Catacumba is a six-weight typeface inspired by the painted inscriptions of the Igreja de São Francisco church’s catacombs in Porto, Portugal. The forms are clearly influenced by Victorian style, with an unmistakable French heritage, and yet they somehow convey a decidedly Portuguese sensibility.

Catacumba’s centerpieces are its two titling styles: the exuberant Excelsa, and the didonesque Moderata. From these two decoratives, four new cuts are derived. These, the Text fonts, are tamer and more understated, but maintain the same artisanal grounding and DNA as the display fonts. Each Catacumba font includes an expanded selection of OpenType ranges and features, allowing for extensive use within the Latin range.

Vidange Pro Sale. Buy 8 fonts for only $49 (60% off) through June 16th.

Vidange Promo 60% Off Sale

Vidange Pro is on sale this week. Buy 8 fonts for only $49 (60% off).

http://www.psyops.com/shop/vidange-pro/vidange-pro-complete-set/

For Vidange, artist Jack Usine set out to create a “kind of unclassifiable bastard typeface, something between text and display… geometry and humanism… with a strong presence of French vernacular sign lettering.” Vidange’s inspirations are very much in the vein of amateur sign lettering, with the the improbable ‘factory-roof’ M serving as a prime example.

As is often the case with so-called naïve art, Vidange is full of lively elements that defy the status quo. But even with these non-standard constructions, the forms remain recognizable and exude a dignity all their own.

The Vidange Pro Sale ends on June 16th.

Alphaluxe Sale: 60% off ($14) through June 12th

PSYOPS Alphaluxe Sale 60% Off Promo Slider

Buy Alphaluxe today for only $14 (60% off).

http://www.psyops.com/shop/alphaluxe/alphaluxe/

A vertical script packing a velvet punch! Alphaluxe compels attention like the best of the futuristic Moderne scripts from the 1930–50s with none of the bulk. The shapes are strong, their rendering light.

The design was hand drawn by Wesley Poole in 2006, and meticulously reinterpreted as a digital typeface by PSY/OPS designers Jana Flynn and RXC. The font contains a selection of prêt-à-porte alternates in option/alt keystrokes.

The Alphaluxe Sale ends on June 12th.

Armature Neue Sans is on Sale with a 50% Off Discount

PSYOPS Armature Neue Sans Sale, 50% Discount

Armature Neue Sans is currently on sale with a 50% off discount.

http://www.psyops.com/shop/typefaces/armature-sans/

“Armature Neue Sans is an extension of the original Armature Neue family released in 2010. Like Armature Neue, Armature Neue Sans consists of six weights with accompanying italics. Armature is one result of my interest in typefaces that are constructed, rather than drawn. Although it is basically a monoline design, there are subtle details throughout that compensate for a monoline’s evenness.

As with all fontBoy fonts, there are dingbats hidden away in the dark recesses of the keyboard. When I first started designing this face in 1992, I called it Dino – I thought I would name all my fonts after famous pets, so the dingbats for Armature are dinosaurs. To access the alternate characters (closed counter B and R, and others) use Stylistic Set 1 or the glyphs palette in your OpenType-enabled application.

Designed by Bob Aufuldish with editing and production by PSY/OPS.”

This Armature Neue Sans discount will be extinct in 30 days (May 12th).

Carolina de Bartolo, designer of TXT101, featured at 79NM

TXT101, Carolina De Bartolo at 79NM

TXT101 designer Carolina de Bartolo has been featured over on 79NM. Where the origins of TXT101 are revealed: “First conceived as an interactive component to her excellent typesetting textbook Explorations in Typography, TXT101 was intended to give readers flexible interaction with various examples of layouts. Although she eventually scrapped the idea from the app version of her book, the designs stuck with her.”

Make sure to check out the full article here: http://www.79nm.com/de-bartolos-new-font-is-a-versatile-graphic-partner/

TXT101 featured as a “Our Favorite Typefaces ’13” at Typographica

Typographica, Our Favorite Typefaces 2013

In the eighth edition of “Our Favorite Typefaces” Typographica features TXT101 by Carolina de Bartolo. This year featured 54 typefaces and represents work from 21 countries.

http://typographica.org/features/our-favorite-typefaces-of-2013/

TXT101 was also recently reviewed by André Mora for Typographica. Which you can read over here: http://typographica.org/typeface-reviews/txt101/

For more about TXT101, go here: http://www.psyops.com/txt101/

TXT101 Review at Typographica

TXT101 Review at Typographica

“TXT101 is lorem ipsum for lorem ipsum. A winking, 52-style family in four weights, TXT101 provides a visual alternative to placeholder text. It’s a mock font that mocks not.”

A great TXT101 review has been spotted over at Typographica, written by André Mora.

“Once you get the hang of it, you can combine styles and create unique rules and borders. Mix up the weights, and you’ll find that TXT101 doesn’t just set text in the abstract, it can finish off a real page with a fully realized frame. Now, what’s Latin for: ‘Fake it ’til you make it’?”

See more of Typographica‘s review of TXT101 right here:http://typographica.org/typeface-reviews/txt101/

Carouge Pro, A Typeface with Range

 

Cryptic - Carouge Pro

Carouge Pro by Andre Simard now graces our virtual typeface shelves. With sixteen fonts from Ultra Thin to Ultra, Carouge Pro offers an amazing range. It’s pretty much our favorite typeface to use when tapping out messages these days. From the type designer himself:

When I designed Carouge, I wanted to create a typeface with a sober appearance and a dash of audacity. Carouge provides a fine balance between two different worlds.” —Andre Simard

Carouge Pro See more of Carouge Pro right here.