The list has grown long. Too long? I don’t hope so! The lengths has two reasons: On the one hand, I decided to create specimens not only for my personal highlights, but also one-liners for all other typefaces (more work, but also more fun). On the other hand, well, many great typefaces were released by many great people – and these must be shown! The presentation changed, my approach stayed the same: I put everything remarkable in one big list, without a special order. Among these, I highlighted eleven releases that were particular interesting to yours truly. What are yours?
### Domaine Sans · Kris Sowersby (KLIM)
Kris Sowersby’s sans companion to his extravagant Domaine family might be the most forceful of the manygreat high-contrast sans of the last months.
### Brix Sans · Döhren & Livius Dietzel (HvD Fonts)
Hannes von Döhren’s Brix Sans has emancipated from her big slab sister as a warmer DIN with HvD’s distinctive handwriting.
### GT Sectra · Marc Kappeler, Dominik Huber & Noël Leu (Grilli Type)
Long admired in “Reportagen” magazine, now finally available in full bloom: the razor-sharp modern serif face from Zurich-based Moiré.
### Skolar Sans · David Březina, Sláva Jevčinová (Rosetta)
The long-awaited sans partner of David Březina’s popular Skolar comes as an extensively equipped family that suites the needs of responsive design.
### Dala Prisma · Paul Barnes & Ben Kiel (Commercial Type)
With crazy Dala Prisma, Paul Barnes crowns his Dala Floda suite. Limited usability, unlimited enthusiasm!
### Identitet · Nikola Djurek (Typonine)
Not highly applicable, but highly appreciable: Nikola Djurek reflects the Balkan’s cultural history in one type family.
### Neutral · Kai Bernau (Typotheque)
Kai Bernau’s KABK graduation project on possible neutrality in a typeface was only available upon request for a long time, before in 2014 it was finally released by Typotheque.
### Quarto · Sara Soskolne & Jonathan Hoefler (H&Co)
Based on Hendrik van den Keere’s work, Sara Soskolne designed a wonderful dense and contemporary old style for elegant headline use.
### Nitti Grotesk · Pieter van Rosmalen (Bold Monday)
Pieter van Rosmalen finally transferred the charme of the monospaced Nitti into a versatile proportional variant.
### FF Franziska · Jakob Runge (FontFont)
Jakob Runge designed (and documented) his typeface with such a loving attention to detail, it’s just logical she was named after his girlfriend.
### Donki · Gunnar Link
Gunnar Link sounded the bell for 2014 in a fat and friendly way, with Donki’s convincing mixture of soft and sharp shapes. (And pssst: This year there’s gonna be addition to the family!)