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Trying to combat lousy vertical typesetting like this with Bungee!

NEW: Manicotti Cyrillic and Greek

Manicotti Cyrillic and Greek

Manicotti, one of my earliest typefaces, now comes with support for Cyrillic and Greek. I had a lot of fun getting Manicotti to play with these very different scripts, and received helpful feedback from Maria Doreuli and George Triantafyllakos on the Cyrillic and Greek, respectively. Get the full story »

NEW: Bungee

Bungee

Bungee is a font family that is inspired by urban signs. It wrangles the Latin alphabet to work vertically as well as horizontally, with separately glyphs, spacing, and kerning for each orientation. Bungee comes equipped with chromatic inlines, outlines, shades, and ornaments, making it the perfect toolkit to take your text in a new direction.

I enlisted the help of Chris Lewis and Nick Sherman to create a webpage for Bungee that, like the fonts, will work in a horizontal or vertical orientation. The complete Bungee family is available for download on that page, and Bungee’s standalone styles are also available on Google Fonts.

Thanks to support from Google and The Font Bureau, Bungee is free and open source. I hope you have fun using it, and that you get a chance to experiment with its vertical and chromatic features!

If you want to learn more about the process of making Bungee, check out the video for The Ups and Downs of Vertical Typography, a talk I gave at TYPO Berlin in May. Or, you can read Benedikt Bramböck’s excellent summary of the talk.