Fancy / Quirky
Bank of England is loosely based on the blackletter lettering from Series F English twenty pound banknotes introduced in 2007. The font also takes inspiration from German Kanzlei (Chancery) typefaces and the 17th century London calligrapher, John Ayres.
Component evokes the aesthetics of machine-readable matrix barcodes such as QR and Aztec codes, but it could just as easily invoke ancient rituals from a lost civilization. Component is a book-weight, condensed goemetric font with patterns of meaning that lie somewhere between mechanization and magic. And there’s a free italic.
Savor is a script-ish typeface family that oozes exotic; it’s lively and luscious, flamboyant yet dignified. Like other recent K-Types, the fonts include the new Indian Rupee sign. Savor is designed to look just as good all in capitals as it does in title or lower case, and it’s currently available in four weights – Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic . The Regular is free to download for personal use.
Flip is a bold outline shadow sans with a counterchange; an eye-catching display font for contemporary usage. Flip is a Rosewood for generations raised on grotesques; a simple modern zigzag replaces fancy Victorian leafiness. Flip is flash but not flashy. It’s decorative rather than pretty. It’s a celebration without pomp, festive but not flowery. Like Rosewood, Flip is a bicolor typeface that is provided as two complementary fonts – Flip Fill has matching spacing and kerning so can be used as a color underlay to Flip Regular.
Zabars is a full font developed from the six characters in the spectacular logo of the Zabar’s speciality foodstore in New York City. The Zabar’s lettering is a jewel, possessing greater sophistication and subtlety (and a more contemporary flavour) than the usual bifurcated (split serif) font which might simply suggest ‘Circus’ or ‘Old West’. And it’s been given an even fresher twist through the addition of a new lowercase which helps add to the 1960s countercultural aspect of the font’s personality.
Hapshash is an all capitals font inspired by the 1960s psychedelic posters of British designers Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (Michael English and Nigel Waymouth), in particular their 1968 poster for the First International Pop Festival in Rome.
The Pop Cubism fonts are inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s combination of the strong outlines and benday dots of Pop Art with the fragmented viewpoints and facet line divisions of Cubism. The bold letterforms are derived from a variety of styles, both serif and sans, angular and rounded. Pop Cubism is available in two packages: POP CUBISM SHADED is a single font which contains the lines and dot tones for use in a single color. The POP CUBISM COLOR KIT contains three matching fonts, Pop Cubism Outline, Pop Cubism Halftone Underlay and Pop Cubism Color Underlay, for overlaying different colors of lines, dot tones, and background color.