Published on December 9th, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse

Typefaces like cartoon characters

Picture: left – Program by Zuzana Licko, right – Sauna Mono by Underware

Addictive matter for typo lovers – the small booklet Contemporary Typefaces (32 pages) that come with the new Slanted magazine. It contains fourteen types designed by seventeen designers.  Some are sober and practical, others playful like cartoon characters. But all come with a very complete description, a short introduction on the font and a small bio of the designer(s). That becomes poetry in itself: ‘Doctrine is a sans serif family inspired by the North Korean national airline livery…’. And what to think of ‘Cyrus Highsmith is known for his all-round workhorse families like Antenna, Benton Sans and Salvo, but sometimes he lets loose the reins and raises a show pony.’

Very nice.

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Slanted 22, Art Type
Typography & Graphic Design

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Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.

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