Can you believe there are fewer than 80 days until the New Year! But before you start planning for 2022, or even Christmas 2021, it’s time to relax and enjoy today’s episode of Featured Fonts from your favorite indie foundries. We have everything from nineteenth-century chic to scroll-stopping display typefaces, and a delicious hand-drawn script from the brilliant Sabrina Lopez. 

Introducing Expert Lists: Calligraphy Fonts with Seb Lester

ILT Expert Lists is a new series that invites industry experts, designers, and design commentators to highlight some of their favorite fonts from our growing library.

Seb Lester kicks off our new Expert Lists series with his 10 favorite calligraphy inspired fonts from the ILT library
We’re really excited to introduce legend, friend of ILT and one of the world’s highest-profile calligraphers, Seb Lester, to kick-off our new Expert Lists series. We asked Seb to pick his 10 favorite calligraphy inspired fonts from our library.
Read Seb’s Font Picks in the new Expert Lists
Read Seb’s Picks

New Font on the Block: Tuppence

Tuppence, a time-traveling gem designed by the brilliant Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich. Includes scores of ornaments and borders, catchwords, and super-useful alternative letterforms. Tuppence by Delve Fonts: 12 styles from $29 $19. Use code Delve10 for $10 off each font.
Tuppence by Delve Fonts: 12 styles from $29 $29. Use code Delve10 for $10 off each font
Buy Tuppence

Virtuoso Design: Paganini

Canada Type’s Paganini, like its namesake, is a virtuoso. Whether in texts settings or showing off in all-caps, it’s a great addition to anyone’s font library. And right now it’s available at a 20% discount, with individual fonts available from as little as $24.
Paganini by Canada Type: 7 styles from $30  $24
Buy Paganini

From Paris with Love

Parisine, originally designed by design legend Jean François Porchez for the iconic Paris Métro and now established as modern-day classic sans. As comfortable in text as it is in display – and of course, pretty happy in wayfinding and signage too!  And today, Parisine Compress is 20% off.
Parisine Office Std by Typofonderie: 4 styles from $59
Buy Parisine

Classically trained Carmen

High contrast and sophisticated elegance are the hallmarks of this neoclassical beauty. Carmen, by Type Republic, is also available in Cyrillic.
Carmen by TypeRepublic: 6 styles from $60
Buy Carmen

Foundry in focus: Jeremy Tankard

Jeremy has been designing award-winning type and typographic solutions since 1998. When trying to find favorites from Jeremy’s library, we’re really spoiled for choice: there’s everything from brilliant text faces, like Enigma, to stop-the-scroll display faces, like Alchemy and Capline. My personal favorite is the warm and wonderful Fenland.
Where the magic happens: A warm invitation to Jeremy Tankard HQ
Fenland by Jeremy Tankard: 14 styles from $115
Alchemy by Jeremy Tankard: $115

Featured Script

Blend Script, designed by script master Sabrina Lopez is perfect for branding and lifestyle. Even includes a dingbats font with tons of cool hand-drawn miscellany. For added versatility, add the superb Blend Caps fonts.
Blend Script: 3 styles from $29 $14.50. Blend Caps: 20 styles from $19 $9.50.
Buy Blend

Steven Heller’s Font of the Month

In episode 2 of our new monthly column, the legendary Steven Heller takes a closer look at another of his favorite fontsOposta, designed by Pedro Leal for DSType, with swashes aplenty, is an unabashed and oversized slab serif that seamlessly fuses flamboyance and finesse.
‘SWASHES’ set in Oposta. Read about it in Font of the Month

And, finally…

if you’re a fan of both fonts and saving some $$...

40% off the super-cool Seventies script from Sproviero-Type (6 styles from just $10.80). 25% off the entire Barnbrook Fonts library (I’m a huge fan of Hopeless Diamond). 20% off Typofonderie’s speedy Airco. 30% off Typetogether’s splendid new geometric sans, Postea and Postea Variable.
And, if that's not enough, then there’s 50% off the new Rig Sans, Rupert (psst! Rupert Light is free!), Modal, and the entire Intro superfamily from the fine folk at Fontfabric.

Thanks for joining us today! Have a fantastic weekend.

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