NuevoDeco Typography was founded in the early 1990s (some time) to market the fonts David Bergsland designed to be used in his digital publishing books.
They come out of 20 years of professional typesetting experience in phototype before going digital in 1991. In general, they are designed for professional graphic design use. All fonts were originally designed as PostScript Type 1 fonts for the Macintosh. Now they are designed as OpenType Pro fonts with all the production ready features.
The goal of David’s fonts is to add a hand-drawn edge to them. In this age of increasing technological “slickness” he purposely loosens the structure and adds “air” to the glyphs with breaks. The Section character is always replaced by an open ballot box. All of the fonts have oldstyle (lower case) numbers as well as small cap figures. They all have small caps, numerators, denominators, superiors, inferiors, CE accents, ordinals (1st through infinity), alternate glyphs, discretionary ligatures, and so on.
The major thing about his fonts is that they are designed for use in books and newsletters. They work very well for normal graphic design, but they really shine in book production.
In 2009, the foundry changed its name to “Hackberry Font Foundry” in order to accommodate new font releases from his apprentices and associates. We anticipate much growth in the coming years now that the foundry is the primary focus of David’s design work.