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Typeface Review

Other Notable Font Releases of 2012

Reviewed by Typographica on March 13, 2013

The new releases below didn’t make this year’s list, but are still worth a mention. The editor’s favorites are in bold at the top of each category.


  1. OK, I’m sorry, this is my bad for not responding to the call for reviews — even after considerable lead time and reminders. Sometimes I think I’m just not qualified to judge typefaces, but I really should have responded to sweep up the crumbs. Then we would not have had the tragic loss of Paul Barnes’ typeface Marian to this list of also-rans.

    Had I done my duty it would be out there in front, because I think it it truly great, and smart and revolutionary. It is built on the skeletons of several classics of classified genres, and each is utterly elegant and beautiful. What you could do with this in magazine display type! How they work together while retaining their original qualities is astonishing. I’m deeply in love with this family, and only wish it came in text weights.

    Oh, and it was not named after me. Purely coincidental.

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Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design. Edited by Stephen Coles with Caren Litherland and designed by Chris Hamamoto. Founded in 2002 by Joshua Lurie-Terrell. Relaunched in 2009 by Coles and Hamamoto.

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