(x) Recent Latin american serif font - Suite Serif (exclusive for Spanish Suite magazine by Textaxis) {Dan Petter}

hsu81's picture

It seems from a latin/spanish foundry. Anyone knows where to find this typeface?
Thanks!

bowfinpw's picture

It's an interesting serif, and one I don't think I've seen before. At TypeCon 2007 we saw some excellent work being done in Mexico on new serif families, but I can't find my notes about what they were. Can you rename this post (you just edit your initial post) so that people would know what you are seeking, like "Recent Latin American serif font"?

We may have people here who know about Latin American fonts, and this would get them looking at your post.

- Mike Yanega

Bendy's picture

It's really nice, I love the squareness and somehow expect this style will become really popular. Sorry I can't identify it for you :)

CreativeNRG's picture

I've seen this recently and working to pin it down.

hsu81's picture

Thanks Mike for the tip ;)

bowfinpw's picture

It's been a long-running crusade here to help people get the right help by giving more descriptive titles for their posts. Just knowing something about the style (serif, sans, script, blackletter, Western, etc) and a key word or two about the sample will go a long way to alerting the right folks to have a look.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

This site has small samples of recent Latin American text fonts from the Tipos Latinos 2008 competition. I did not see this font, but some samples are very small. These could at least give us some designers to search for.

- Mike Yanega

dirtcastle's picture

This is nice.

Jan's picture

This doesn’t have to be latin-american just because the text is in spanish. I think the designer could be from anywhere.

bowfinpw's picture

True enough, but it was a totally new design (to me at least), and I knew that there were a lot of Latin designers whose work we rarely see. It seemed worth a look, since often the language can be a clue to the font origin.

Does it look familiar to you Jan?

- Mike Yanega

Jan's picture

I think I’ve seen this before. Happens to me all the time. ;-)

poms's picture

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Dan Petter's picture

not latin american, but spanish: it's Suite Serif by Textaxis.

Bendy's picture

Textaxis website seems to be offline?

bowfinpw's picture

Great find Dan! Where did you hear about this foundry? It's a new one to me, and I have found 6 new serif fonts there, including this one. Looks like beautiful work, and the only designer mentioned is Inigo Jerez. The site was working this morning, although a link to buy the fonts was not.

- Mike Yanega

Reed Reibstein's picture

Unfortunately, Mike, unless things have changed recently, all the Textaxis typefaces are proprietary to Suite magazine and not for sale. I wish they were commercially available!

bowfinpw's picture

I suspect you are right. The link I thought might have been about buying fonts was about learning about typography. Anyway, I have written to Inigo to ask about his fonts, also hoping to get some samples for the Serif Guide. It's odd to me that he would have built test drives and detailed samples, if these were never to be made available for sale/licensing. Perhaps he only wants to limit the distribution? I will let you know if i get a reply.

- Mike Yanega

hsu81's picture

Thank you everyone for the inputs and help!

pilar's picture

It is Suite Serif by Iñigo Jérez:

http://www.textaxis.com/

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I’ve had my eyes on his Quixote for a couple of years now. It’s amazing!

dirtcastle's picture

ok we all want these fonts. release them already!!

bowfinpw's picture

Here is the reply I got back from Iñigo Jerez of Textaxis:

"Thanks for your interest. We aren't actually selling the fonts, they are exclusively designed for Suite magazine. In the future we going to sell part of the Textaxis catalogue.
We'll inform you. Thanks a lot

Iñigo Jerez

textaxis.com"

- Mike Yanega

dirtcastle's picture

thanks for the p.i. work, mike!

Dan Petter's picture

Where did you hear about this foundry?

sorry, somewhat slow with answering: as far as i remember, through a thread discussing Quixote right here on Typophile. quite a while ago, though.
how i made the connection from the sample presented here to Textaxis is beyond me, even though it happened in my own brain, apparently.

Bendy's picture

Textaxis website is up again, and definitely worth a look ;)

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