Friday, February 01, 2008

This little Spiggie came to market


Introducing two new font families from Norwegian designer Torleiv Sverdrup

International House of Fonts welcomes Mr. Sverdrup to its roster. He has been a freelance graphic designer for more than 20 years. Since 2005, has spent most of his time working on type design.

Hoy is a decorative font whose name derives from one of the Orkney Islands. Inspired by the wonderful encounter between the Celtic and Norse cultures in this specific geographic location, the font has adapted some of the features of the Insular half-uncial. It is playful and relaxed, and easily recognizable by its roundness.

Spiggie is a sans-serif, named for a Shetland beach. The beach traces a tight curve between the shoreline and the sea, which is paralleled in the font’s controlled yet smooth character. The design language reaches back to the art deco period and the 1920s, yet retains a distinct modern flavor.

Both fonts include Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic variations in basic and Pro versions. A special introductory price is offered until Feb 29, 2007.

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