It’s already been two years since we experienced this global pandemic, and our way of working is changing accordingly, forcing us to reinvent ourselves. Finally, the year 2021 will have been more fruitful in terms of new typeface launches, here is a summary…
Launched in January 2021, this family of narrow typefaces influenced by Italian signs and the tradition metal type and wood poster typefaces is a class apart in the history of typography, in that it is not designed to be read, but seen. This genre appeared at the beginning of the industrial era, probably on both building facades and shop fronts, as well as on the first “advertising” posters.
➽ Arteria Compress
Launched in April 2021, it is a typographic adaptation of the formal scripts engraved by French copperplate masters from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Freed from the constraints of metal type, Altesse designed in 5 optical sizes allows you to rediscover the pleasure of automated calligraphy. With its thirty-eight OpenType features and 1557 glyphs, the possibilities are endless or almost.
Two launches in July 2021, on the one hand the extension of the Allumi and on the other hand the Allumi Inline. The latter reaffirms by its design, a humanized technological and scientific universe. The concept is is based upon an inline drawn in italic within a Roman shape. The result is a dynamic that plays on the optics and creates visual surprises. While a retro effect usually emerges in the Inline variants, the sloping design reinforces the idea of precision, of technological mastery of the Allumi Inline.
Launched in October 2021, it could be considered a spin-off of the Astronef currently being created. The Astronef Super borrows from the charm of retro-futuristic universes. Offered in 7 styles, it is deliberately excessive in his stylistic choices, because his glyphs are intended to be remixed, mixed through his variants.
➽ Astronef Super
New typefaces are already ready or almost ready for 2022, here is a preview. Got an amazing project that can’t wait for the typeface launch below? Contact us, to find a solution with you.
In March 2020, we took the decision to stop this programme and conference cycle during the pandemic. In 2021, we organised 4 face-to-face workshops and this reinforces our idea that TypeParis should be relaunched for 2022. The date to remember is 14 March 2022. The team is ready and our international guests are confirmed for 2022. Subscribe to the mailing list to be the first to know when registrations open. And follow TypeParis on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
2021 will have been a year that will have allowed us to return to a life close to normal thanks to the vaccines. We wish you all a happy new year in 2022!