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Zenon doubles the stakes

This ‘contemporary Renaissance’ book typeface is now available in eight weights with matching italics. Designer Riccardo Olocco tells us about the origins and main features of his ‘relaxed’ and ‘quiet roman’ suitable both for print and screen

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The pairing superfamily: Jantar Sharp and Jantar Flow

Designed by Radek Łukasiewicz, this font-pairing superfamily is a new resource for publishing and branding. Jantar Sharp and Jantar Flow are intended to communicate with individual, yet complementary voices. Available separately, they can be purchased all together at a nice price

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Cast it: spreading the type

Fournier’s ‘Avis aux amateurs de l’art de l’imprimerie’ is the subject of the latest issue of Cast it, the publication created to discuss the history and culture of type and to display CAST Foundry’s typefaces. Previous issues feature original texts in German, English and Italian respectively

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Xanti Typewriter: metamorphosis of a logo

Based on the logo created in the mid-1930s for Olivetti by Xanti Schawinsky, Xanti Typewriter is a monospaced family designed by Gianluca Sandrone for CAST Foundry. It is suitable for visual identities, editorial purposes and coding

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The intriguing shapes of Neon Nbl

Faithfully digitised by Alessandro Colizzi, the latest production from the CAST Foundry revives Giulio da Milano’s modernist monocase sans released by Società Nebiolo Torino in the early 1930s. Equipped with an enticing load of alternate forms, ligatures and other type niceties, and available in four styles and five weights (plus the shaded version Ombra), the Neon face is back to the future

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Fulmar: practical and prettier than a Scotch Roman

Scotland born & based, farsighted designer Leo Philp introduces Fulmar, his brand new book face for CAST Foundry — the Scotch Roman which ‘might wear a hat, but never indoors’. Named after a North Sea seabird, Fulmar claims connections with Alexander Wilson and the foundry of Miller & Richard and draws inspiration from the Romain du Roi. With its practical beauty, it comes in five weights, ten styles, small caps, number sets and a couple of quirks you will fiddle about with

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Where goats dare

Is there anything special about Giulio Galli’s Capraia? Take another look at this book typeface and see if you can spot anything… More information below

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A grotesque and modern type family called Sempione

The new family of sanserifs designed by Tipiblu is a blend of Italian flamboyance and Swiss rigour. With its two main styles, each coming in seven weights and with matching italics, it is eminently suitable for publishing and advertising

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