I have a longstanding passion for the classic American Gothic typeface style. The style dates back over a century, and like so many things American, its origins can be traced across the ocean and through generations. There have been numerous interpretations of the style, but, frankly, none of them capture the unpretentious, sturdy and versatile soul that I admire so much. I have been working on capturing these attributes in my own version of the style for as long as I have been drawing typefaces. I’m thrilled to finally show the result of my work: Balto. In Balto, I have focused on emphasizing the base ideas of the style rather than particular visual attributes, quirks or artifacts of bygone type technologies. This allowed me to rethink many common assumptions about the shapes of the letterforms and the result is a clean, modern typeface that honors the noble history of the American Gothic. Balto has a carefully considered range of weights from very thin to incredibly heavy, it works equally well in small and large sizes and it works quite well in print and on screen (in fact, you are reading it now). In short, it’s a typeface that you can use every day. Below you’ll find more information about and samples of the various features and styles in Balto. From the first inkling of the idea to the final screen optimization, I loved developing Balto. I am quite proud of the result and I sincerely hope that you find it useful.
OTF | 16 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 4.2 Mb RAR
Prosto Sans quality sans serif fonts created for casual use in interactive environments. This font family was based on the legendary Prosto free font. We added in this font family new typefaces and support for many codepages and languages. The fonts are very convenient to use in web, mobile apps and in desktop computers. The font family Prosto Sans contains many languages and alphabets, and is compatible with other TypeType fonts.
OTF | 10 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 4.2 Mb RAR
Inspired by vintage books and the pages within, Appareo is an imperfect, worn serif font that comes in three weights. Each weight is has a varying degree of distress, from Black, in which the press and ink fully set into the page, to Medium, Light and Extralight, where the texture is heaviest. Each weight also has a custom italics version of each character. To fully give the authentic feel of worn pages of dusty of books, Appareo has 5 character variations assigned through Contextual Alternatives using Opentype features. This allows no two same letters to ever be found near each other. Appareo also has a set of graphic elements, including frame, banners, borders, arrows, etc in the same style and texture.
TTF | 9 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 18.1 Mb RAR
Adria Slab is a smooth slab serif typeface that comes in seven weights and charming upright italics. Try combine it with its super friendly family member Adria Grotesk. Enjoy making great typography with a vast choice of lining, tabular and old style figures, numerators, denominators, tabular figures, fractions, ligatures, some sweet symbols and even alternate arrows.
OTF | 14 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 11.7 Mb RAR
This typeface was inspired by the font Pabst Heavy, designed by Chauncey Hawley Griffith in 1928 for Linotype. Because of its formal characteristics, recalls the popular Cooper Black and probably was the reaction of Linotype to counter the popularity of this font distributed by the “American Type Founders” was acquired. It’s a heavy typeface, ideal for headlines or for use in creating logos, rounded shapes and gestures evoke dynamism and make it perfect to highlight specific words or phrases.
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In the sketches that formed the basis for his typeface Biome, Crossgrove experimented with inner and outer shapes in different styles, adapted letters to the form of the super-ellipse, and added curves only to remove these again. His challenge was to find a harmonious and coherent approach that provided sufficient contrast with existing fonts. Biome is essentially in the sans serif tradition and the letters exhibit only minor variations in terms of line thickness. There is still a suggestion of the super-ellipse at many points, but this never becomes the predominant design factor. While most of the terminals of the vertical strokes are only slightly rounded, the horizontals and diagonals have pronounced arches and it is these that basically determine the round and soft character of the typeface. The more unconventionally shaped letters, such as the lowercase ‘g’ with its two semi-open counters and the ‘k’ and ‘x’ with their crossbars, provide Biome with an individual personality. And this effect is emphasized by the generously rounded links in the ‘v’ and ‘w’ and the uppercase ‘M’ and ‘N’. Biome has been designed as a typeface super-family. From the near hairline Extra Light to the amply proportioned Ultra, there are seven clearly differentiated weights and three tracking widths. There are oblique italic versions of all variants. The range includes small caps and numeral sets containing lowercase and uppercase digits. With its available range of characters, Biome can be used to set texts in all Eastern European languages. Although the remarkable individuality of Biome is most clearly apparent in the larger point sizes, this typeface is not just suitable for producing headlines and logos. Biome’s elegant visual effects mean that it is equally comfortable in short texts while its large x-height and generous counters make it readily legible even in the small font sizes. Biome is a contemporary typeface that employs mid-20th century futurist elements which ironically give it a retro feel.
OTF | 42 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 4.5 Mb RAR
Primus has been designed to express the feelings of future, science and innovativeness while being simple and clean. It’s a geometric typeface with rounded edges, carefully designed and kerned to achieve a high visual quality that would make it a perfect typeface for any kind of use. While providing a clean and enjoyable reading when it’s used for text purposes, Primus is primarily effective as a display typeface that can be used for logotypes, brand identities, advertisements and so on, to fully reflect our era and beyond.
OTF | 8 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 8 Mb RAR
Zocalo Banner retains some of the robust character of the Text with sturdy, flat unbracketed serifs and a modest contrast between thick and thin strokes. This makes it well-suited for decks & callouts, subheads, section heads, and other mid-sized tasks. In larger showings, the hardy finish of Banner lends a contemporary, forthright boldness to display settings.
OTF | 8 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 4.6 Mb RAR
A concept driven serif font family of 5 weights. It is a contemporary take on the humanist serif with a touch of rationality and frivolity. Tautz began its life as a research into collective British Style & Heritage, as the pursuit of capturing “Britishness” without falling into the trap of stereotyping. Tautz is a personal reflection of Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya, resulting in a functional & characterful font family. Tautz features lowered x-height with an intention to create tension and resistance on the page or screen for that matter. This counteracts the geometric approach to the glyph construction and the sharpness of serif details. Resulting in a unique typeface that is suitable for text & display. Details include 5 weights, over 470 characters including Cyrillic, ligatures, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.
OTF | 5 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 4.4 Mb RAR
A condensed sans serif designed as an additional companion to the Corbert font family. Incorporating the key characteristics from the original family with influences drawn strongly from the Bauhaus and modernist era. This condensed version is 15% closer than the normal family improving economy of space across design layouts. Used in conjunction with the regular widths Corbert becomes a functional and versatile font system ideally suited for large complex design projects. Details include 9 weights with italics, 540 characters with alternative lowercase a, e and g, 5 variations of numerals, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.
OTF | 18 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 5.8 Mb RAR
Dobra is a very geometric and robust typeface with Sans and Slab Serif companions, specially suited for magazines and newspapers, although it works great as a corporate typeface. With five weights ranging from Light to Black with matching italic, available in both styles this highly readable typeface is full of OpenType features such as Small Caps, Tabular Figures, Central Europe characters and Historical Figures, among others.
TTF | 10 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 4.5 Mb RAR
Korataki is a tribute to the 1970s futuristic classic, China (also known as Chimes). While font psychologists were still trying to figure out the effect of wide linear type on the human mind, engineers at Typodermic went ahead with plans for a gutsy 7 weight successor to Neuropol. Korataki’s simple design appeals directly to the imagination. Free of all self-consciousness, it transfers messages invisibly without a trace of manipulation. Readers are left aware of only a bright future stretching out ahead of them. Alternates are included for A, G, Q and 4.
OTF | 14 Fonts | JPEG Preview | 4.3 Mb RAR