The 'Rising Stars' font is Hopeless Heart

the MyFonts newsletter of features and fonts - February ’06 (issue 23)

This font is LTC Jacobean Initials

his month’s Rising Stars features an elegant headline font, a modular computer-related typeface, and a fluid brush script design. Our Did You Know? section points out our newly updated Keywords page. And in Design Trends, we take a look at retro fonts.
bulletIN THIS ISSUE: Three Rising Stars, Did You Know?, Design Trends, Follow-Up, Have Your Say

Three Rising Stars
Every month we add new, innovative fonts and sign up new foundries. In this 23rd issue of Rising Stars, we want to show you three of our top-selling new fonts.

Estilo is a very elegant headline typeface in a 1930s style with plenty of ligatures, providing you with more flexible design possibilities. The font includes small caps and Greek characters as well as standard Latin characters.

Estilo

Opus is an experimental and modular font (“mod,” too!), designed with computers in mind. Opus comes in two weights, regular and thin.

Opus

P22 Sweepy is a brush script that is casual and fluid. In the expanded OpenType version, Sweepy includes over 50 alternate characters and ligatures that offer more flexible lettering options.

P22 Sweepy


P22 Sweepy



Did You Know?
In order to make finding the perfect font as easy as possible, we assigned descriptive keywords to fonts at MyFonts. Now our Font Keywords list is better than ever! We’ve included the top 250 keywords, with bigger type indicating that more fonts are assigned to that particular descriptive term:

Font Keywords

Our Font Keywords are a great way to find fonts for that design project you’re working on!


Focus on Design Trends: Retro Fonts

Do you ever feel the need to go back in a time machine and relive your youth? At MyFonts, we can help you do that without the need for any fancy space age equipment. We have a nice collection of Retro fonts that just may help you get back, get back, get back to where we once belonged.

Pink Martini
Pink Martini

The Pink Martini family includes Pink Martini Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic and fabulous retro Icons. Tipsy stems and playful curls combine to make a really fun retro font family. Bring back the good old days in your designs!

Orange Whip
Orange Whip

Orange Whip is a super friendly, all caps, decorative font that works well for posters and signage. The typeface designer gives a helpful hint: the metrics are already set pretty close, but if you decrease the distance even more so that the letters overlap, you can get a nice custom look (make sure you fill in the negative space with a fill color, though).

Candy Square
Candy Square

Candy Square is part of the classic Candy family. Inspired by vintage confectionary packaging, Candy Square still yields a modern look and is a perfect display typeface for any use, even at small sizes.


Jojo


Jonah

Happy

Canada Type keeps cranking out new designs, including Jojo, Jonah, and Happy, all released just last year. These fonts are excellent choices for book covers, greeting cards, invitations, posters, party flyers, short comic strips, or that silly garage sale sheet you’re going to tape on every pole in the neighborhood. These retro fonts are so good they just may give you a flashback!



Follow-Up

Last month we featured Sonora as one of our three Rising Stars.

Currently #10 on the Best Sellers list, Sonora is a distinguished, elegant, connecting script. It’s high tech too: these multilingual fonts are delivered in the new OpenType Pro format, and use the technology to swap in special ligatures to get a true joined-up look – over 1000 glyphs are available in each font!

Choose from six different styles: light, medium, bold, and corresponding italics.

Sonora


Sonora

If you like fonts by Profonts, be sure to check out Valentine! Valentine is a new script typeface family with versions in light, light italic, medium and medium italic, supplied in the new OpenType Pro font format. Valentine contains a huge number of handmade ligatures, character combinations and alternates to make it a perfect OpenType Pro connecting script. Valentine is a very distinguished, elegant and versatile script font.

Valentine


Valentine



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

“I am writing to tell you how very pleased I am with your web-site. I have been able to find EVERY font I have needed to match a customer’s invitation. Purchasing and downloading are very easy to do, too. I love the variety of fonts available. Sometimes, when I am bored, or need a break from work.... I click onto your web-site and just browse fonts. That’s fun for me!!!” — Joyce, Retail Shopkeeper and Printer in Florida, January 24, 2006


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Fonts used in this newsletter include: Hopeless Heart, LTC Jacobean Initials, Estilo, Opus, Sweepy, Pink Martini, Orange Whip, Candy Square, Jojo, Jonah, Happy, Sonora, and Valentine.

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