Creative and unusual typefaces from HandMadeFont
I cannot imagine anyone who doesn’t love typefaces. It is in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the things we see. Well, not literally but that’s how we express our love towards typography. In typography, a typeface is a set of one or more fonts, in one or more sizes, designed with stylistic unity, each comprising a coordinated set of glyphs. A typeface usually comprises an alphabet of letters, numerals, and punctuation marks; it may also include ideograms and symbols, or consist entirely of them, for example, mathematical or map-making symbols.
The term typeface is frequently conflated with font. The distinction between font and typeface is that a font designates a specific member of a type family such as roman, boldface, or italic type, while typeface designates a consistent visual appearance or style which can be a “family” or related set of fonts. For example, a given typeface such as Arial may include roman, bold, and italic fonts.
The art and craft of designing typefaces is called type design. Designers of typefaces are called type designers, and often typographers. In digital typography, type designers are also known as font developers or font designers. (src : wikipedia)
Well, as designers we love typography and type design. There are certain rules and protocols we need to follow when we use the basic aspects of typography, which I shall save it for another time. What if, some designers took the concept of typography to the next level by creating typefaces which are visually stunning and yet so realistic in appearance. Well, we have such a showcase today in this article. Meet the Font Foundry from Estonia, Hand Made Font(HMF).
HMF was founded in 2008 by Vladimir Loginov and Maksim Loginov. They specialize in developing unique, nontraditional fonts. Their source of inspiration is almost everything that surrounds them. This can be clearly seen in their work. On their website, they offer completed fonts that you can buy and use freely. Developed fonts are of such a high standard that they can be very widely used, from business cards to an outdoor advertisement.
They work on a various range of commissions across different budgets. Their work has been published among various magazines and journals. They also create different visual communication solutions for a range of clients and industries and their projects involve art direction, branding, stationery, publications, exhibitions, websites, packaging and signage systems.
Here are some of their coolest typefaces, or shall I say hand made fonts, that these guys have created. If you have loved their work, I suggest you head over to their website to buy some of their fonts as these are for sale :)
Well, those were just a few of the many hand made typefaces from HMF. You can head over to their website and take an awesome tour. I’m sure you will get inspired just the way I got.
If you have little or no clue about the usage of these typefaces, I have collected a few instances where they are being used. Take a look:
Additional Links :
Wikipedia – Typography
HandMadeFont – Official Site
HMF on Behance
Media Militia – Taking type to the next level with Alternate Characters
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