Canada Type News | March 2013

Font Releases:

-Vox 2.0: The original brief for Vox was a extensive monoline typeface that can be both precise and friendly, yet contain enough choice of seamlessly interchangeable variants for the user to be able to completely transform the personality of the typeface depending on the application. Basically, a sans serif with applications that range from clean and transparent information relay to sleek and angular branding. When the first version of Vox was released in 2007, it became an instant hit with interface designers, product packagers, sports channels, transport engineers and electronics manufacturers. This new version is the expanded treatment, which is even more dedicated to the original idea of abundant application flexibility. The family was expanded to five weights and two widths, with corresponding italics, for a total of 20 fonts. Each font contains 1240 glyphs. Localization includes Cyrillic and Greek, as well as extended Latin language support. Built-in OpenType features include small caps, caps to small caps, four completely interchangeable sytlistic alternates sets, automatic fractions, six types of figures, ordinals, and meticulous class-based kerning. This kind of typeface malleability is not an easy thing to come by these days. View Vox

-Vox Round: Spreaking of Vox, people have been asking us for a softer version for over 4 years now. And here it finally is, in all the expanded glory of the just-released newer version. This new family is glyph-by-glyph interchangeable with the sharp Vox, which makes for a lot of versatility in use. View Vox Round

-Filmotype LaCrosse: When Filmotype LaCrosse was released as a film type in the late 1950s, it became an instant hit in quite a few industries, and turned into a darling of Americana magazine publishers, department stores, Hollywood artists, and high-end sign makers. Informal hand scripts hardly ever come this pretty. And it gets better in digital. This font is loaded with on-the-fly contextual alternates for seamless connectivity, ending forms, stylistic alternates, five types of figures, automatic fractions, and a very extended Latin language support, for a glyphset running over 610 characters. View Filmotype LaCrosse

-Filmotype Keynote: One can imagine the surprise in the eyes of every American sign painter and ad artist when Filmotype Keynote made its debut in 1955. The idea behind this typeface was to emulate the grocery/advertisers hand lettering of the 30s and 40s, which were still going strong in a very active post-war American economy. This new digital version of the old film face runs over 580 glyphs, allowing for seamless connectivity through contextual intelligence, stylistic alternates, ligatures, ending forms, orfinals, five type of figures, automatic fractions, and a very extended Latin language support. Filmotype Keynote emobodies the spirit of better days and catches the eye unlike any other font. View Filmotype Keynote

March 2013 Notes:

- More Jim Rimmer remasters coming soon, along with other interesting new stuff.

- A new Canada Type website is coming. We have no ETA yet, but we're hoping it will be ready and roaring some time this year. Meanwhile, if you haven't noticed, our fonts are available for licensing directly from here. This includes licensing for desktop/print, webfonts, apps and ePublications - the fairest and most afforadable non-subscription pricing model in the business.

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