Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 01
Made Somewhere explores a few of our favourite trending typefaces mixing classic calligraphy and 20th-century forms with tech-inspired formats.
Typefaces have truly revolutionised themselves in recent years and a new era of type has emerged, mixing classic calligraphy and 20th-century forms with tech-inspired formats, inverted contrasts, and unique structures. Furthermore, typographers have adopted and adapted styles and have reinvented the array of unique styles available. From modern and clean san serifs to the artistic melding of contemporary serifs, we explore a few of our favourite typefaces.
Kaftan by Victor Bartis
Firstly, mixing classic serif and futuristic sans serif, Bartis creates a remarkably unique and modern typeface with a fashionable edge. Kaftan is stylish and edgy, with a wide span of aesthetics and outcomes.
Ogg by Oscar Ogg
Inspired by hand lettering of 20th-century book designer and calligrapher Oscar Ogg. Ogg captures the unique mix of calligraphic and typographic forms. He achieved this through his use of hand-carved pen nibs, brushes, and white-out. In fact, the design of Ogg amplifies many of the telltale moves found throughout Ogg’s calligraphic works such as Ogg’s signature italic ascenders.
U8 by Anton Koovit
Lastly, U8 is based on the lettering of Berlin subway station signs. A decidedly modern design from about a century ago – a period of optimistic outlook towards the future, in designing U8, Anton Koovit aimed to restore this undeservedly forgotten piece of design history. In summary, U8 may be considered a “modernist classic” that connects the engineers of DIN and the ideals of the Bauhaus movement.
Additionally, you can see other fantastic options in our next post – Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 02. Without a doubt, there will be more typefaces that will assist you with your next project!
*Made Somewhere has written this post to provide a personal admiration for these typefaces to help other designers. Lastly, Made Somewhere was not paid or endorsed to write this post in any way.