60% Off Riona Sans by Mika Melvas Until May 24th, 2014.

Another hearty sans-serif I’ve written about before is being discounted again. A break from typical form, (known for his script work more than anything) Riona represents Mika’s first real foray into functional type, and a successful one at that.

Riona sans is a sans serif type family of 16 fonts, including true italics. It can handle everykind of challenge you throw at it. You can use it on websites, print, applications, games, logos, packages as a brand font, you name it. It looks good in big sizes, Has a good legibility at small sizes. You can achieve different feels by Riona Sans. It can be elegant and subtle, it can be strong and dynamic, friendly or powerful.

65% Off Verb Complete by Yellow Design Studio Until May 23rd, 2014.

I’ve written about Verb before, so it should be no secret that I’m a big fan of it’s distinctly low-contrast, approachable-yet-muscular approach.

A great value to begin with, Verb should be an absolute no-brainer to add to the library at its current $59 price tag. A serious workhorse weighing in at 72 fonts: 4 widths, 8 weights & italics.

90% Off Intro by Fontfabric Until May 15th, 2014.

There is a trick to getting the deal on this one though. (why the link is at the bottom of this post)

The first slide you’ll see on the page notes that the 90% off is only for the newly released condensed set, and that you’ll need to dig into the “buying choices” menu to ferret-out the appropriate one.

Do that, scroll to the bottom and you’ll find the set of 25 condensed discounted as advertised… As well as the regular set. As unadvertised.

Basically to snag the entire 50 font set on the cheap, you need to add each set to the cart separately.

Anyway… The typeface itself is one of fontfabric’s better ones in terms of styles, features & construction. Certainly worth picking up at such a steep discount.



70% Off Bommer Slab by Dootype until May 18th, 2014.

7 weights, 14 fonts for $30 (or a measly $45 for the desktop and web license combo) for a Tipos Latinos selection is pretty ridiculous.

Bommer Slab would seem to challenge the popularity of Type Together’s Adelle, the go-to contemporary low-contrast slab choice for many designers these days.

The generally technical (yet approachable) feel are reallll similar to Adelle’s, and though it can hardly be considered a clone, I can’t see a situation where Bommer wouldn’t make for a strong and very economical stand-in.

60% Range Sans by Schizotype Until April 30th, 2014.

This is Range Sans, the sans-serif counterpart to Range Serif. It can be categorized as a grotesque, with the idiosyncratic angular details from the serif family making themselves known in the arches and bowls of the lower case. The range of weights is larger than Range Serif, with two more weights at the lighter end of the spectrum. The weights from light to black correspond to their seriffed sisters, so can be interchanged with them freely while maintaining a similar text color and vertical metrics. This is useful for adding emphasis; Range Sans is deliberately lacking an italic, but the italics from Range Serif work better than you might expect in running text, particularly for the light and regular weights. 

Range Sans has a contemporary, somewhat geometric look that lends itself to uses such as corporate identities, minimalist graphic design, and logos. The middle weights do work well in running text, however, with the angled details being less noticeable at small sizes. 

Designed for demanding typography, supporting most Latin-based languages, Range Sans is equipped with true small caps for all weights, an array of numeral styles (proportional- and tabular- lining and oldstyle figures, small cap figures, numerators, denominators, superscripts and subscripts/scientific inferiors), automatic fractions, a set of useful arrows, case sensitive forms, and a range of currency symbols including recent additions: Turkish Lira, Indian Rupee and Russian Ruble.

50% Off Zona Pro by Intelligent Design Until May 3rd, 2014.

Zona Pro is a geometric sans-serif type family of 8 styles plus matching italics, designed by Kostas Bartsokas in 2013/14. It draws inspiration from 1920’s geometric style faces, having clean and highly readable shapes, and mixes it up in the heavier weights with a slight variance in the stem widths, lending it a grotesque-ish unique and distinctive look.

Zona Pro is multifunctional and versatile. With it’s modern yet elegant form it performs amazingly in display sizes and headlines. At the same time it’s really tall x-height makes Zona Pro equally suited for editorials and shorter lines of text in smaller sizes (magazines, newspapers).

Zona Pro supports Greek, Western, Central and Eastern European languages, ligatures and special characters.

50% Off Microbrew by Albatross Until May 9th, 2014.

A distressed/layered, compressed gothic in the same vein as Anodyne or Veneer by Yellow Design, but featuring some inline styles, a diagonal-fill variation, as well as some complementary dingbats & banners.

14 “fonts” at $24.

Microbrew is a versatile retro display family with 14 individual styles, plus retro banners, ornaments, and symbols. It’s a nice mix between wood type poster style, and vintage letterpress. The more detailed styles work well at large sizes, and the cleaner styles add legibility at smaller sizes.

Microbrew is an all caps display font, but the lowercase act as alternates. For super-easy alternates, just mix uppercase and lowercase letters. To add to the realism, Microbrew includes double-letter ligatures. Microbrew also includes a set of extremely intentional ornaments and symbols. Designed to give a vintage feel, the ornaments and symbols compliment Microbrew nicely to round off the family. The ornaments also include catchwords, old style numbers, and lots of retro symbols.

Don’t let the name fool you, Microbrew is very versatile and works great for almost any subject matter, including weddings, birthdays, restaurants, coffee shops, music, and many more.

Opentype features include automatic fractions, subscript numbers, superscript numbers, and double-letter ligatures.


50% Off Strato by Sophie Elinor Brown Until April 20th, 2014.

A solid layered display typeface in 6 styles. $15.

Strato is a layered typeface inspired by the many facets of the city of Rome. A slightly humanist sans serif font, Strato is proportionally based off classical Roman inscriptions, but with a modern twist. Strato comes in six styles: Roman, Cesello, Inline, Outline, Eclisse and Tonale. They each reflect different elements and textures of Rome - old stone carvings, woodblock illustrations from ancient books, and modern signage.

Each layer can be used in combination with any, or all of the other layers, giving a simple-looking sans typeface a versatile wardrobe of fanciful outfits for any occasion. With these six different elements, the possibilities for mixing and matching are endless.

75% Off Sofia Soft by Mostar Design Until April 24th, 2014.

A softened version of Sofia Pro… Why not?

Redesigned in 2012 by Olivier Gourvat, this typeface now supports a wide range of languages with more than 500 glyphs. This new version also has more OpenType features including case-sensitive forms, small caps, contextual alternatives, stylistic alternates, fractions, proportional and tabular figures.

70% Off Rein Grotesk by The Northern Block Until April 19th, 2014.

TNB is arguably one of the most proficient/consistent foundries around these days… They just flat-out have a bead on the technical/geo type niche that can’t be denied. You’d be hard-pressed to ferret out a specimen from their library that isn’t unapologetically functional, practical, and executed with unrelenting geometric precision.

You know what you’re in for when TNB drops a new typeface.

Rein Grotesk is a low contrast typeface with a strong, neutral personality. It’s tall structure and open counters make Rein Grotesk a versatile typeface which is both readable at small sizes and legible in any display environment.

65% Off Gist Rough by Yellow Design Until April 30th, 2014.

The roughed-up/letterpress version of the previously posted about “Gist” typeface. Like Thirsty Rough when it dropped, I will be 0% surprised when I walk into a Starbucks in the summer, and see this plastered all over the seasonal promo material… If not them, some other retail/food heavyweight will start slingin’ Gist all over the damn place.

I actually prefer Gist’s “rough” expression to the cleaner-cut version. Feels a little more natural… Though I thought similarly about Thirsty?


50% Off Maritime Champion by Kyle Wayne Benson.

A fun inline slab goin’ on right here. 10 fonts, $24. KWB continues on his fun/quirky display font tear, basically.


Make no mistake, Maritime Champion is not simply seaworthy. This peacoat grubbing, all hands on decking, accordion serenading font is not for the faint of heart. He’s all caps all the time. Even the lightest of his six weights is enough to anchor a Man-o-War in any Caribbean maelstrom.

This 10 font family includes six weights, and a Shoreline style that comes in four weights. It’s an all caps family that includes lots of language options and opentype fractions.


85% Off Crique Grotesque by Stawix Until April 18th, 2014.

Though grotesques are typically a bit of a yawner for me these days, Crique incorporates unusually “squarish” characteristics that make the typeface a little more interesting… Think Eurostile/Microgramma flavoured Helvetica.

With 8 weights in both reg and italic sets, and the inclusion of a “Display” set for screen contexts, Crique is a solid value at 85% off.