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A letterpress specimen of Bifur wood type, designed and printed by Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Associate Curator of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT. Amelia’s master’s thesis focused on Deberny et Peignot, the French foundry that originally produced Bifur. The colophon text is printed from vintage Peignot metal type—another classic typeface designed by A.M. Cassandre. This 12" x 19" specimen print is hand-printed in four colors, with five press runs, in a strictly limited edition of 42 copies. And, for the month of March, they are offering the digital versions of P22 Bifur at 50% off!

Frank Fonts is the new independent type foundry of Béla Frank, a British-Hungarian type and graphic designer who has been releasing fonts since 2010, mostly through Faberfonts. His new foundry focuses on making high-quality and affordable typefaces, of which the first retail release, Kraken, is an original slab with strong personality, drawing its inspiration from the raw, yet lively look of the earliest 19th century English Antique faces. (Link and text via Noemi Stauffer’s excellent freshfonts newsletter)

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Matthieu Cortat’s Yorick has an ingenious approach to spacing alternates; while it is a monospaced font it also contains alternative glyphs set to half and one-and-a-half width. I asked the Matthieu to tell us more about his design process, inspiration and the fonts features.

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Maria Doreuli, Liza Rasskazova and Nikita Sapozhkov have launched contrast foundry and promise to not just retail fonts but also to show the behind the scene process. I love the playful attitude the trip bring to the site (check out the about page where the founders pose with fruit and offer up dating profile details! This independent foundry already boasts some terrific typefaces and it is definitely a foundry to watch!

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