Second-half of 2023 font releases

Now that 2023 has come and gone, here is the follow-up to our July post, Mid-year Font Releases 2023. Since then, we’ve catalogued 42 additional releases during the year. In alphabettes-ical order:

graphic of various type specimens

ABOVE: Akuto Sans Serif by Bríguida Guerreiro / ALT Riviera by Giulia Boggio / Amboni by Anita Jürgeleit / Baleze Display by Daytona Mess / Bardamu by Anna Remm & Eugene Tantsurin / Brillante by Solenn Bordeau, Jolana Sýkorová & Jérémie Hornus

collection of type specimen graphics

ABOVE: Calix by Anne-Dauphine Borione / Chroma by Selina Bernet / Crysta by Carmen Nácher / Dash by Petra Dočekalová / Easy Grotesk by Olivia Wood & Alexander Rütten / Figura Sans by Jen Wagner

ABOVE: F37 Judge Arabic & Cyrillic by Rick Banks, Shaqa Bovand, Leo Philip & Ryan Williamson / F37 Blanka Arabic by Rick Banks, Shaqa Bovand, Rodrigo Fuenzalida & Ryan Williamson / F37 Bobby Arabic by Rick Banks & Shaqa Bovand / F37 Ginger Arabic by Rick Banks, Shaqa Bovand, & Ryan Williamson / Plush by Vika Usmanova, Ivelina Martinova, Joaquín Contreras Soto, Plamen Motev & Stefan Yatanski / Prisma Cyrillic by Viktoriya Grabowska

ABOVE: Invert by Anna Khorash / Labrada by Mercedes Jáuregui / Kyoshi by Alanna Munro / Limerick by Fanny Hamelin / Malutzki Initials by Lena Schmidt / Monochromic by Lynne Yun & Tamara S.

graphic of colorful type specimens

ABOVE: Playpen Sans by Veronika Burian, Laura Meseguer & José Scaglione / Moulin by Sandrine Nugue / MT Mighty Mono by Thy Hà / PVC by Hélène Marian / Quars by Pilar Cano & Ferran Milan / Quiz by Lu Leitenperger

collection of color type specimen graphics

ABOVE: Sandhouse by Sandra García / Scholar Round by Lisa Huang / Siche by Caterina Santullo
/ Ethic Serif by Jen Wagner / Tonka by Céline Hurka & Huw Williams / Whiskey Tango by Missy Meyer

collection of colorful type specimen graphics

ABOVE: TT Firs Text by Marina Khodak, Toma Streltsova, Antonina Zhulkova, Yulia Gonina, Nadyr Rakhimov, and Kirill Maslov / Peridot Devanagari by Pria Ravichandran / Splinter by Namrata Goyal / TT Neoris by Antonina Zhulkova, Yulia Gonina, Marina Khodak, Toma Streltsova, Anastasia Pogorelova, Lada Sobchenko, and Nadyr Rakhimov / Tiffin by Salomi Desai / Crushual Text by Boom Promphan

This annual type release information continues to be collected in a living spreadsheet, so if you see something amiss or missing, let us know and we’ll fix it. See you in 6 months (or so) 👋

This incomplete list of type releases is collected by María Ramos. Sophia Tai and Amy Papaelias helped cobble together this post.

A Letterpress Calendar for 2024

Leah Rosen is a fourth year Industrial Design and Psychology student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York, USA. Since 2020, she has been a Student Assistant in the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Her roles vary from setting up the new Cary Pressroom, shelving rare books and handling archival items in the collection. This year Leah was also the Teaching Assistant in RIT’s Letterpress Printmaking course. She initiated a personal letterpress project. Despite her busy schedule, she was not discouraged to dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to typesetting and printing a calendar for 2024. She shares her process, challenges, and some valuables lessons. The outstanding outcome speaks for itself.

The 2024 letterpress Calendar by Leah Rosen.

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Very Cool Thing: Words on Type

The last time Lisa Huang shared a Very Cool Thing on Alphabettes, she published her research on Noto Sans Nüshu script, and the community of women behind it. Two and a half years later, Lisa is back to answer some questions on her newest Very Cool Thing, Words of Type.

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Words of Type is an encyclopedia of typography, with each term illustrated, described and explained into multiple languages. Each term is explained in concise and straight forward terms to be easily understood, and illustrated by multiple artists to bring visual variety and fun. To bring the various typographic cultures closer together, there will be not only terms from Latin typography, but also those of other writing systems. To give a (literally) better access to typographic knowledge, it’s going to be a website that gives free access to everyone, everywhere. And it will grow and evolve over time, with more languages and words.

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Some of us

Below is a collection of photos of Alphabettes—and a few other colleagues—over the years at various type conferences and other special events. Have other photos to share? Let us know and we can add them here.

Morgane Pierson, Shani Avni, and Maria Glenda Bellarosa at the Face/Interface conference, Standford (USA), December 2023
Fontstand conference, Dublin, 9th of September 2023. Top row, from left to right, Diana Ovezea, Liza Enebeis, Petra Dočekalová, Marina Chaccur, and Veronika Burian. Bottom row, Krista Radoeva, María Ramos, Eleni Beveratou, Catherine Dixon, Indra Kupferschmid, Sabina Chipară, and Joana Correia.
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