Gimlet’s alternate umlauts (OpenType Stylistic Set 08) were inspired by forms found in Schadow Antiqua Fett:
First, he took some time to interview me about Gimlet’s design, and also about my new foundry and what other typefaces I have up my sleeve. Then, he wrote an excellent review of Gimlet (in German, translate it here), highlighting its connection with Schadow, its design features, and its alternate forms with an incredible amount of depth.
The icing on the cake: both articles are set in Turnip!
Knowing how much I like vertical type, James encouraged me to create a pixel version of Bungee, which he used to create a special version of the tool: Emojigram: Bungee Edition »
I created Bungee Pixel with Monodraw, which has become my go-to ASCII art editor. It takes some liberties with the original design, but retains the same simplified sans-serif structure. It is eight pixels high, with three-pixel stems, two-pixel hairlines, and one-pixel letter spaces. View Bungee Pixel on Github »
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 »
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.
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.