The 'Rising Stars' font is Hopeless Heart

the MyFonts newsletter of features and fonts - Nov. ’05 (issue 20)

This font is Sattler AS

eed new font ideas for your posters and invitations? This month’s Rising Stars features three great new fonts: a grunge design from 066.FONT, a unique handwritten style from Journey’s End, and a rough script font from Fonthead Design. And in Design Trends, we look at fleuron and ornament fonts.
bulletIN THIS ISSUE: Three Rising Stars, Design Trends, Follow-Up, Have Your Say

Three Rising Stars
Every month we provide new, innovative fonts and sign up new foundries. In this 20th issue of Rising Stars, we want to show you three of our top-selling new fonts.

Leaf has two distinct looks: in size 24 or smaller, the look is delicate, because your eye doesn’t see any space in the letters. In size 28 or larger, the eye can discern spaces, which gives a different facet to its personality. This font looks good when viewed on screen, but really shines when printed. Leaf is a perfect blend of quaint handwritten style mixed with crisp letter formations.

Leaf

Americratika is a rough handwritten script with an ink-drawn feel to it. It works well in display headlines and invitations. Americratika

Our third Rising Star is a display face that works well for titling in posters, newsletters, and big print. One of a kind, the typographer has taken a stencil design and turned it into an alternative grunge font.

Polish... News


Polish... News



Focus on Design Trends: Fleurons and Ornaments
Need fleuron and ornament fonts for holiday invitations, posters, or flyers? MyFonts has a variety of fonts for your end-of-year or new year’s event.

Fleurons
Fleurons, also known as flowers or printers’ flowers, serve as decorative embellishments for your designs. One newly released fleurons font that you’ll find on our Starlets page is Fleurons One from Wiescher Design (the script font is Nadine):

Fleurons One and Nadine

A perennial favorite is Nat Vignette (available in two designs) from Paratype. Use Nat Vignette One and Two to add fleurons, composed borders, and corners to your invitations and posters (the script font is Liana):

Nat Vignette and Liana



Fleurons One
Fleurons One


Nat Vignette
Fleurons of Hope


Nat Vignette
Nat Vignette


Other fleuron fonts for you to enjoy:

LTC Fleurons Rogers
Seriatim
Castle Fleurons
LTC Fleurons Rogers
Seriatim
Castle Fleurons


Border Fonts
ASTYPE Ornaments Christmas B is a new ornaments font released just in time for the holidays. To get the most out of this ornament font you should use an application capable of handling different leadings (line heights), like Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. The font includes OpenType features that allow you to rotate elements, use snowflakes as a wallpaper background, and activate color layers.

ASTYPE Ornaments Christmas B
Other border fonts to enhance your projects:

XLeefMeAlone
Snowflake Assortment
Tribal Dividers
XLeefMeAlone
Snowflake Assortment
Tribal Dividers


Follow-Up

Last month we featured Pendulum as one of our three Rising Stars. Currently #8 on the Best Sellers list, Pendulum can take designs anywhere your imagination goes. Uses vary from simple slogans to rich layouts, such as movie posters, music sleeves, and everything in between.

Pendulum

If you like fonts by this foundry, check out newly released fonts by Canada Type currently featured on our Starlets list.


Pendulum

Also by Canada Type:

Adore
Heathen
Orotund
Adore
Heathen
Orotund


Have Your Say
You can have your say at MyFonts. Submit your comments. We’re always interested in your opinion.

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Fonts used in this newsletter include: Hopeless Heart, Sattler AS, Leaf, Americratika, Polish... News, Fleurons One, Nat Vignette, Fleurons of Hope, LTC Fleurons Rogers, Seriatim, Castle Fleurons, Christmas Ornaments B, XLeefMeAlone, Snowflake Assortment, Tribal Dividers, Pendulum, Adore, Heathen, and Orotund.

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