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Featured this month: get all 14 fonts of the Classic Grotesque family for over 80% off! New best sellers also include beautiful scripts from both TypeSETit and Intellecta; the energetic and assertive Kokoschka family from PintassilgoPrints; plus learn techniques for properly adjusting line spacing in this month’s Fontology article.

The header is set in the Kokoschka typeface, also featured below, designed by Ricardo Marcin of PintassilgoPrints.

 

Fonts.com Flash Sale

Classic Grotesque

Classic Grotesque Rod McDonald Monotype

Starting today Fonts.com is offering all 14 OpenType Standard fonts from the best selling Classic Grotesque family for over 80% off! Normally $670, until July 23rd at Midnight EDT be one of the first 200 customers to purchase and you’ll receive the complete Classic Grotesque family at the deeply discounted price of only $99.
 
An elegant, neutral sans-serif design from Rod McDonald, Monotype’s Classic Grotesque family is a modern classic indeed — the collection’s extra bold style has a powerful mid-century resoluteness while the book style’s open letterforms are excellent for body text.
 
Again, that’s all 14 best selling OpenType Standard fonts from the Classic Grotesque family for over 80% off the regular price — buy now before this limited time offer expires or sells out! Discount applied at checkout.
 

 

Featured New Best Sellers for July

Style Script

Style Script Rob Leuschke TypeSETit

Designed by Rob Leuschke of TypeSETit, the Style Script collection is imbued with an energetic spirit. A collection capable for use in a gamut of applications from the everyday to extraordinary, its thick, contrasted strokes convey a true pen-made feel.
 
Available in plain, casual, regular, and formal versions — each with an increasing amount of flourish — this design is a well-crafted fusion of affability and elegance.
 

 
Periodico

Periodico Eduardo Manso Emtype Foundry

Originally designed for a Spanish-language newspaper, and inspired by classic 18th century Spanish typography, the Periodico family from Emtype Foundry (designed by Eduardo Manso) is an excellent choice for both display and body text. Periodico Display offers beautifully refined curves and an elegant, formal finish to its characters. Periodico Text presents a crisp, legible and robust impression, perfect for large blocks of body text.
 
The family includes an incredible offering of 30 typefaces: 10 weights for Periodico Display, ranging from thin to ultra black, each with a companion italic, and five for Periodico Text, ranging from light to bold.
 

 
Kokoschka

Kokoschka Ricardo Marcin PintassilgoPrints

The Kokoschka family — crafted by PintassilgoPrints’s Ricardo Marcin — was inspired by a poster for a play by the Austrian playwright and artist Oskar Kokoschka.
 
The typeface collection consists of four fonts, with the regular style complemented with an oblique design. The textured Print style channels the imperfect aesthetic of hand-pulled woodblock or linoleum printmaking, plus Kokoschka Extras provides a set of punchy, energetic ornaments. A wide range of the family’s OpenType alternate characters and ligatures allow for the creation of dense, rich compositions.
 

 
Stone Print

Stone Print Sumner Stone Monotype

A total type solution, Sumner Stone’s Stone Print design is quite adroit: designed for print applications, the full range of weights bear close inspection, and the range of supported languages and OpenType features make this a remarkably flexible and powerful typeface.

 
Aneba

Aneba Mateusz Machalsk Borutta

A geometric sans serif released from Borutta, the Aneba family (designed by Mateusz Machalski) has a clean and modern feel to it. With low contrast letterforms and a generous x-height, this family is an apt choice for longer text and headline settings. Plus, each glyph of the Aneba family possesses unique ink trap details as well. The Aneba family contains five weights in both roman and oblique styles.
 

 
HT Impara

HT Impara Dieter Hofrichter Hoftype

A lively design from Hoftype, the Impara family is an elegant design whose humanist and calligraphic sensibilities impart a warm friendliness, even in its heavier weights. Available in 10 styles, with weights from light to extra bold, the Impara family’s letterforms are open and legible, yet retain an appreciable contrast that will brighten up a wide range of type compositions.

 
Neue Thannhaeuser

Neue Thannhaeuser RMU Typedesign

Described as a tribute to Herbert Thannhaeuser and inspired by his typeface for Berlin street signage, Neue Thannhaeuser is a crisp design with gently flared strokes. A design from RMU Typedesign, used carefully this family is ideal for signage and large headlines. The italic style is flowingly elegant and can be perfectly paired with a contrasting modern sans-serif for a wider range of applications.
 

 
Bradstone Parker

Bradstone Parker Intellecta Design

A luxurious and flamboyant script from Intellecta Design, the Bradstone Parker collection is a fantastic choice for display applications that demand a potent sense of drama and verve. The Bradstone Parker collection consists of two styles: the Script font contains expressive swashes and ligatures, while the Words font provides a set of ready-made word logos.
 

 
Epoca Classic

HT Epoca Classic Dieter Hofrichter Hoftype

A neutral yet elegant design by Dieter Hofrichter of Hoftype, the HT Epoca Classic family features carefully balanced contrast and a distinguished, stately feel. Afforded a great degree of legibility in its six available weights, the family is an excellent choice designs seeking unobtrusive, functional, and handsome typography. 

 

Fontology

Line Spacing

Line Spacing by Ilene Strizver

In today’s digital environment, it is tempting to assume that line spacing (also called leading) settings will take care of themselves, given the convenience of the auto leading values that most software defaults to. While this can occasionally work for text, in the case of display type it is not only unwise, but typographically reckless, to overlook these settings. Display settings require considerable attention to detail in order to achieve professional results. Click here to read more! 

 

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