SomeHand & Canontire
Langustefonts, ein kleiner Schriftenverlag aus Wien, hat zwei neue Schriften veröffentlicht: SomeHand im Handlettering-Charakter und Canontire, eine Grotesk in zwei Schnitten. Beide Schriften wurden von Johannes Lang gestaltet.
SomeHand is a hand-drawn yet very legible typeface. A classic broad-nib contrast is applied with a brush style stroke. Beside some classic ligatures the letters are not connected since every character was drawn singlehandedly. The not very stringent metrics allow the glyphs to jump on the baseline giving the text a lively feel. Further character is given by some quirky and rough outlines. Despite its playful character the typeface has a nice and almost elegant impression and can be used for longer texts to give a hand-drawn appearance but keep everything perfectly legible.
Available at langustefonts.com
Canontire is inspired by the bulkiness of shipping containers and the bold lettering upon them. It tries to translate the heavy and blocky appearance with all the dents and rusty spots into something legible. Originally intended to be part of a corporate identity the typeface started to be a project on its own. One critical part of the design process was figuring out the right balance of roughness and smoothness. Not evening out too many of the crooked curves to keeping the typeface alive and maintaining its partly weired look. The family consists of the regular and bold weights.