In the modern world people are aware of numerous brands, designs and typography in general. In fact typefaces are so ingrained in our culture that the general public may not know the difference between a font and a typeface (Technically a font is a subcategory of a typeface). The best designers strive to achieve perfection by merging different fonts of a typeface to achieve seamless transition. "Building a good font collection is like populating ones wardrobe. It requires a balance between versatility, expressivity, everyday accessories and special outfits for special occasions" - Jean Baptiste Levee
Here are some of the newest and trendiest fonts for 2018.
A product of Okaytype, Harriet is a rational serif typeface. As it was inspired by design in the mid-20th century, Harriet takes its look from both transitional faces and modern faces then adds to that its own contemporary style. The Harriet Series includes a set of display styles as well as a set of text styles making it perfect for any project. The Harriet Series was awarded a Certificate of Type Design Awesomeness from the Type Director’s Club in 2012.
Larish Neue is a serif typeface based on Larish Alte. It was created similarly but has been given a more contemporary look making it less quirky than the original. Although more useable for ordinary texts, Larish Neue still has plenty of distinctive letterforms.
Ogg was influenced by the calligraphic and typographic handwriting of 20th century book designer and calligrapher Oscar Ogg. Due to this Ogg has a classic look while still bringing in a fresh, contemporary touch. Its distinct look makes it an excellent choice for many different works.
Designed initially as a logotype and typeface for Hardys, Domaine is contemporary scotch style font with curvaceous Latin detailing. It was created by type designer Kris Sowersby who worked under directions from design consultancy Parallax. Domaine consists of 46 different styles.
First released in 2010 as a typeface for Centrefold Magazine No.6, Transcript has a distinct typographic voice. It was updated and released commercially in 2011, then expanded in 2017. Transcript is now available in 5 further weights as well as 14 styles in both a proportional and monospaced families with extra language support to fit Cyrillic and Greek scripts.
True to its name Opposit displays the opposite contrasts from your average font. The high contrast makes the difference evident and makes Opposit a unique sans-serif font. It is purchasable in different forms ranging from light to heavy.
Starting with the rounded sans serif of the last 50 years, Process Type Foundry brings in an informal tone with Moniker while adding a sensible workhorse mentality. Its “Continuous running text, charts, graphs and tables can join headlines and decks in communicating a friendly and approachable message”. The Moniker family comes with five weights with matching italics and the unique addition of small caps.
This colourful and geometric display typeface is a great choice if you want to create lively and compelling statements. Monotype designer Lynne Yun created Trade Gothic Display based on the Trade Gothic Condensed Heavy typeface.
Mont is a geometric sans serif family consisting of 20 fonts. Its weights range from Hairline to Black with matching Italics. Mont supports more than 130 languages including Extended Latin, Cyrillic and Greek. This typeface’s varied styles make it convenient for any graphic design challenge.
Noe Display adopts the classic characteristics of a serif display and adds modern features. Its strong personality calls for attention in an elegant and graceful way. Noe Display comes in four weights, from regular to black.