The ongoing trend for casual letterforms in display typography is strong and many of the most successful typefaces in recent years are those based on a designer’s own handwriting. John Handy, dedicated to John Baskerville’s punch cutter, is very much based on designer Tim Donaldson’s own cultured hand. A fine typeface selection for letters, invitations, menus or wherever an elegant, personal 'just-written' look will create the right ambience.
This elegant, condensed, wedged-serif Roman typeface is different from most faces in this category: the characters can be set normally, or with lots of space between each letter. Highly effective where a graceful, slender effect is required. Designed by the well-known British designer David Quay.
This rugged, no-nonsense typeface was lifted from an old London-based printer’s reference book and faithfully converted, warts and all, into digital format by the Letraset Type Studio. Without a doubt, Xylo will convey a feeling of unforgettable power and strength wherever it is used.
This sans serif typeface features standard capital letters complemented by an unconventional lowercase. Tannhauser looks best when closely letter spaced; especially the lowercase, where extensions on the bottom right side of many characters are designed to overlap or join the next letter in a script fashion.
The expression ‘off the street’ reflects the current invasion of street art into everything from clothing to rap music and accurately describes the origins of this latest offering from American designer, David Sagorski. Tag’s unorthodox graffiti-style will give headlines a vivid, anti-establishment appearance that is bound to grab attention wherever it is used. An extensive set of alternative capitals and entertaining spot illustrations give added flexibility to the font.
Leading Letraset designer Vince Whitlock used the Corinthian typeface as the basis for this dramatic, high-tech alphabet . Strobos effectively simulates fast spinning objects and is most effective in large display sizes.