Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 02
Made Somewhere previews a few much-loved typefaces that have found their place in contemporary typographic design trends and graphic styles.
This week we explore some impressive typefaces from leading typographers from around the globe. From grotesque styles, geometric forms, and influence from twentieth-century sign lettering, these typefaces have found their place in contemporary typographic design trends and graphic styles.
Grey Mono by Aurèle Sack
Grey is a sans serif born of a French grotesque, with all the rude, cabaret-like stroke endings of the genre. First called AS Gold, the typeface made its debut as part of Aurèle Sack’s diploma project at ECAL in 2004.
Now distilled and extended into a playful yet highly readable text font, Grey has a contemporary, screen-friendly appearance. Sack’s has brought his signature surgical precision to its rendering. The result is a pleasant widening of the idiosyncratic proportions of 19th-century grotesques.
Aeonik by Mark Bloom and Joe Leadbeater
Undeniably Aeonik is a structural workhorse, crafted with mechanical detail. Conceived as a ‘neo-grotesque with a geometric skeleton’ Aeonik holds rigidity and coldness through strict perpendicular terminals: noticeably within the “a”, “t”, “f” and “j”. furthermore, these are offset by the geometric nature of the “c”, “e”, “o” and “y”. Aeonik also celebrates the first collaboration between Mark Bloom and Joe Leadbeater.
Hiper Sans by Mário Feliciano
Secondly, let’s look at Hiper Sans. Hiper Sans is a simple yet highly functional wide typeface available in four weights. While being inspired by early twentieth-century sign lettering, Hiper Sans left the nostalgia at uncle’s farm and went leaving to the modern city. In sum, this is an ideal typeface for contemporary labeling, signage, and logo design.
Additionally, you can see other fantastic options in our other posts – Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 01 and Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 03. 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, We’re not paid or endorsed to write this post in any way.