Featured Typeface just changed

Jan's picture

Wow. I’d really like to see the latest posts on the home page to be diplayed in that face ;-)

paul d hunt's picture

refresh your browser, and you will!

btw, it looks great james!

Zara Evens's picture

Before everyone gets their panties in a bunch… :)

The Featured Face on Typophile is a very unique way for designers to showcase their work in a dynamic environment, very different from your standard specimen. The typeface will be changing on a regular basis, so get used to it :) This feature has always been part of the design (since the redesign of 2005), but we are now taking it by the horns and have placed a selection of fonts into rotation.

We are really excited to bring a fresh face to Typophile every so often, and hopefully you will enjoy seeing some new favorites splashed all over your screen. If anyone has interest in taking advantage of this feature, let us know!


Jan's picture

Posts are still in Beorcana. But anyway - I like this feature. I kinda loved to stay on the homepage when Mercury Display was the featured face. Keep up and thanks to punchcut.

fontplayer's picture

Before everyone gets their panties in a bunch… :)

I think it is a great feature. Go for it! The panties-in-a-bunch crowd need to be tweaked now and then.
; )

ebensorkin's picture

Does the Font display engine support Kerning? I had been meaning to ask for while. Maybe now is a good time. Nice lookin' font there James! That was a heck of a good looking ad in the Typecon schedule as well!

Typical's picture

Just out of curiosity how do you render the bitmaps?

antiuser's picture

I don't think they're bitmaps, it looks to be a sIFR-like solution.

Andy B's picture

Posts are still in Beorcana

Clearing your browser cache should fix it; that's what I had to do.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Hi there:

Not loving this new font at all :-/

It would have been smarter to use the non-stencil style of the face to enhance legibility. Or better yet- another font altogether.

Mike Diaz

Joe Pemberton's picture

Yes, the home page and global header navigation and page titles are all Flash, so the text renders on the fly.

The headers look good in Super Duty. Typeco is in the house.

Zara Evens's picture

Super Duty looks great. I only wish we could set the entire site in it :)

HaleyFiege's picture

If the whole site was set in it I think my eyes would start to bleed.

I like the change, but I also don't like the stencil.

Sharon Van Lieu's picture

My first inclination not to be negative was the right one. Please excuse the edit.


Geoff Riding's picture

Love it, I think it's a creative and immersive way of promoting new faces, keep 'em coming.

pattyfab's picture

I love the idea of the featured face (even tho this one isn't my cup of tea) but had hoped it would rotate more often than it has. We had Beorcana for a long time. Is it a lot of work to change it - I'm not a programmer - or is it simple code?

dezcom's picture

No, boxer bunching here--This is a perfect place to push the envelope! Great work Punchcut folks! That is one sweet stencil, dudes and dudettes :-)


Don McCahill's picture

> Not loving this new font at all

Live a little. I think it is a great way to feature fonts that some of the members have created.

How often is the face going to rotate? If there are enough entries, then I'd suggest one month between changes.

This is a good way to expose members to new faces. (Is someone going to keep a record, perhaps in the wiki, of featured faces? That would be useful in the future when you remember a font from a few years back, but can't remember the name.)

dezcom's picture

Just to prove that this system works, I just bought Super Duty! Great stuff!


Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Nice going, Punchcut folks, and hurray James G. for the exposure. I am a Typeco fan. :-)

dezcom's picture


Joe Pemberton's picture

The fonts being displayed are from type designers and foundries that are directly (financially) supporting Typophile in exchange for what we think is some nice, blanketed exposure throughout Typophile. So, we owe a thanks in a more explicit way to Carl Crossgrove and Typeco for helping out in that fashion (ahem, buy their fonts). Our aim is to have the sponsored face rotate on a very regular (monthly) basis.

So, just when you'll be getting used to reading Super Duty, you can expect us to change it.

Please email typophile [at] punchcut [dot] com if you'd like to receive an advertising/sponsorship rate sheet.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Chris, you are a poster-making machine this week! :-) Nice going!

Quincunx's picture

I like it.

fontplayer's picture

Our aim is to have the sponsored face rotate on a very regular (monthly) basis.

I like that. I get tired of things after a while. It would be fun to see a few more fonts come out and play.

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