Darden Studio and Pampa Type updates

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Hi guys et gals:

Josh Darden has finally updated his new studio website and that means for you and me lots of goodies:

https://www.dardenstudio.com/

The free font Birra Stout (Birra is eyetalian for beer) is super chunky and cute, tho I’m pretty Nick Curtis would roll his eyes—it’s more his thing :oP
https://www.dardenstudio.com/typefaces/birra_stout

Freight is now in OpenType Std form for only slightly more, tho I’m not sure of all those nifty features are integrated and contextual :
https://www.dardenstudio.com/typefaces/freight_text

The Untitled face that won a TDC award in 2007 has been released as Jubilat. Its available in OpenType Pro too:
https://www.dardenstudio.com/typefaces/jubilat

There are other gems all over his page:

This italic seems like an extension Corundum, but notice the gothic with the funky number eight... I need that!

Read the blog. There are plenty of previews of coming attractions. Corundum News and a commissioned face for Mucca’s rebranding of Canton Liqueur. There are some interesting designs in the tshirts section:

http://www.dardenstudio.com/notes/
http://www.dardenstudio.com/shirts/

There is an in-house branding technical sans that I really like. Argent? Notice the capital R:


I spied that in the Birra PDF specimen.

I am truly impressed Mr. Darden versatility as a type designer... the next Matthew Carter?

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But lets no forget our friend halfway around the world—PampaType released Garrone:
http://www.pampatype.com/php/2008/Tipografias_GR.php?secc=cara&menu=menu...

It seems to take the best qualities of Rayuela Chocolate and Alrt and transform them into something exciting and expressive, yet still entirely suitable for serious book/text work and related to his other productions. Yummy!

Enjoy and happy font shopping... next payday I promise!!!!!

Mike Diaz :-)

Stephen Coles's picture

Thanks for the alert, MIke. Darden's new site and fonts are stellar. His background and influences are pretty clear and he executes his own take in fine fashion.

Sharon Van Lieu's picture

Darden's site is really beautiful. Thanks for the notice, Mike.

Sharon

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

You guys are truly welcome :-)

Miss Tiffany's picture

Love. Love. Love.

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