Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 05
Made Somewhere previews three unique typefaces breaking barriers between classic and modern.
This week we dive into three contemporary typefaces that break the barriers between classic and modern. These typefaces, Everett by Nolan Paparelli, Canela by Miguel Reyes, and Ginto (Nord) by Seb McLauchlan, transform with sophistication through versatile families to create unique characteristics and eye-catching displays.
Everett by Nolan Paparelli
Firstly, a contemporary sans-serif typeface developed by Swiss graphic and type designer Nolan Paparelli. This take on the Grotesque genre was inspired by American photographer Daniel Everett. The perfect mix of a digital aesthetic with a symmetrical balance. Interesting characteristics to note include the ascender and descender of various characters e.g. ‘V, W, A, M, N’. The weights variation from Hairline to Super with corresponding Italics form a coherent and versatile family offering various design solutions.
Canela by Miguel Reyes
Secondly, Canela is a display typeface designed by Miguel Reyes and published through Commercial Type in 2016. A truly inspiring font that mixes the realm of contemporary and classic, sans serif and serif. A fashionable typeface with an elegant grounding, Canela debuted in Issue 5 of fashion and art magazine Document Journal, where its sober elegance complemented a melancholic moment in fashion. From thin to black, Canela defines style and adapts to a new aesthetic and vibe with every weight.
Ginto (Nord) by Seb McLauchlan
Lastly, designed by Seb McLauchlan. Spacing and Kerning by Igino Marini and production by Dinamo (Robert Janes), Chi-Long Trieu. Ginto consists of two families, Normal and Nord. Ginto Normal is compact and poised and encompasses a sensible set of weights ranging from Thin to Black, further allowing the typeface to perform well in a variety of sizes and environments. Inspired by the twentieth century, McLauchlan played on styles of the Modernist and Baroque eras and the later animated styles of the 60s.
We hope you enjoyed Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 05: Typefaces breaking barriers between classic and modern. Additionally, you can see other fantastic options in our other posts – Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 04 and Trending Typefaces and Type Styles 06. Without a doubt, there will be more typefaces that will assist you with your next project!
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