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Introducing Ernst, the party animal

Designed by Léon Hugues, Ernst is a light-hearted and glamorous slab serif rooted in early 20th-century continental Europe. With its fetching details it works well as a display face while its consistent design also makes Ernst suitable for setting texts

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Fabbrica. Technicality boosting versatility

Michele Patanè’s Fabbrica is not only a pragmatic, multifaceted sanserif face, it is a practical reflection on the geometric genre and the nature of technical shapes. It comes in two styles – Fabbrica and Fabbrica Sharp – each with eight weights and matching italics. Highly readable at small sizes, and so distinctive that it is fine for big headlines or titles, Fabbrica is eminently suitable for branding, publishing and advertising, as well as for technical publications

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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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