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Nick Shinn

Toronto-based art director and type designer Nick Shinn, R.G.D., works as a design consultant (ShinnDesign), publishes his type designs (ShinnType), teaches at York University, Toronto, and is a founding member of the Type Club of Toronto. He writes regularly for Graphic Exchange magazine, and has contributed to Applied Arts, Marketing, Design, and Druk. Since 1980, he has designed 15 typefaces, the most popular of which is Fontesque.

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31 font families by Nick Shinn

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Scotch Modern™

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9 fonts from $79.00
Scotch Modern™ Scotch Modern™

Beaufort®

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40 fonts from $39.00
Beaufort® Beaufort®

Bodoni Egyptian Pro®

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14 fonts from $39.00
Bodoni Egyptian Pro® Bodoni Egyptian Pro®

Figgins Sans™

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4 fonts from $79.00
Figgins Sans™ Figgins Sans™

The first sans serif types were made in London in the early 19th century. They were severely modern, all caps and bold.

Brown™

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15 fonts from $39.00
Brown™ Brown™

Handsome™

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14 fonts from $39.00
Handsome™ Handsome™

Sense®

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16 fonts from $29.00
Sense® Sense®

Modernist sans serif with a “big” look and lots of weights. Compact, elegant and strong, Sense commands any kind of page -- from the largest headline to the smallest text.

Duffy Script™

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4 fonts from $39.00
Duffy Script™ Duffy Script™

Sensibility

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16 fonts from $29.00
Sensibility Sensibility

FF Oneleigh™

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12 fonts from $85.00
FF Oneleigh™ FF Oneleigh™

Alphaville™

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12 fonts from $39.00
Alphaville™ Alphaville™

Walburn™

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13 fonts from $39.00
Walburn™ Walburn™

Condensed “modern” family based on the early 19th Century Walbaum typeface. A variety of treatments for use at sizes ranging from text to large display, where the micro-detailing comes into full effect.

Artefact™

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3 fonts from $39.00
Artefact™ Artefact™

Rearranging the conventional disposition of thick and thin strokes in the Modern (Didone) class of typeface.

Pratt Pro™

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8 fonts from $59.00
Pratt Pro™ Pratt Pro™

Worldwide™

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12 fonts from $39.00
Worldwide™ Worldwide™

It’s a great new Century: strong, elegant, condensed. Excels when space is tight.

Shinn™

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10 fonts from $45.00
Shinn™ Shinn™

Designed by Nick Shinn. Digitally engineered by Steve Jackaman.

Humanist sans serif with a calligraphic cut and tall ascenders. Light, Medium and Extra Bold designed by Nick in 1985 for Typsettra; Steve added the Book and Bold weights, and the Italics.

Paradigm

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7 fonts from $9.00
Paradigm Paradigm

Originally released in 1995 as a three font family, Paradigm forcefully addressed the emaciating effect that digitization was then exerting upon traditional serifed typography.

Nicholas™

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4 fonts from $39.00
Nicholas™ Nicholas™

Richler™

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40 fonts from $19.00
Richler™ Richler™

Paradigm Pro

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7 fonts from $59.00
Paradigm Pro Paradigm Pro

Eunoia™

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6 fonts from $39.00
Eunoia™ Eunoia™

Preface™

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12 fonts from $39.00
Preface™ Preface™

Preface vs. Helvetica/Futura/Gill: a different strategy of text color.

Panoptica™

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10 fonts from $39.00
Panoptica™ Panoptica™

Parity™

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2 fonts from $39.00
Parity™ Parity™

FF Merlin™

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3 fonts from $49.00
FF Merlin™ FF Merlin™

Naiad

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1 font from $39.00
Naiad Naiad

Goodchild™

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5 fonts from $39.00
Goodchild™ Goodchild™

Goodchild is a robust Jenson revival with large x-height and short capitals that make it a workhorse for text setting. At display size, its crisp, no-nonsense details provide a contemporary freshness.

Checker™

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1 font from $29.00
Checker™ Checker™

Neology™

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15 fonts from $29.00
Neology™ Neology™

To see the “auto-mix” effect, go to the Webfont page.

This typeface has been designed to demonstrate a hypothesis: consistency in letter form and style is not essential to fluent reading.

Softmachine

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1 font from $49.00
Softmachine Softmachine

Morphica™

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2 fonts from $39.00
Morphica™ Morphica™

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