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#fatypeflux, UCity & Baton Turbo Cyrillic

#fatypeflux

We are excited to announce our new type developement approach. Up until now, we have released our fonts after years of behind-the-scenes work. With #fatypeflux, we are changing things up for a more fluid and direct way. We will release single styles and smaller families more often while involving designers in the process. This will allow us to be more playful. We plan on releasing updated and modified version of these typefaces, based on feedback from you. We really believe the best way to create new fonts is to do it with you.
Therefore, we would love to hear your opinions. We have set up an email address especially for you to send feedback, don’t hesitate to use it: [email protected]

We will offer discounts on future releases to designers who have worked with fatypeflux fonts and send us feedback and images of the work they’ve done with them.
Additionally, if you are working on a project and are interested to adapt our typefaces for your work, let us know, we would love to collaborate more with designers in the coming years.

UCity

Our first #fatypeflux release takes the shape of a new take at a typeface from our library.
When he arrived in Berlin, Anton Koovit was fascinated by the signs of the U8 underground line. Geometric designs with charming qualities found in early modernism. Each sign in the different stations offered a different look at a geometric design with the charming qualities of early modernism. The shapes were various and inconsistent, depending on the station, the material it was applied on, and the different craftsmen who had done the work over the years. Through an intense research and design process, drawing definitive outlines, imagining glyphs and weights that didn’t exist, he produced our typeface U8. 10 years later, Anton revisits U8 and imagines a typeface for the city of today. In UCity, geometry is still the underlying framework, but it applies very differently, in a design that feels colder and more graphic, with modern proportions and closed counter shapes. Sharp angles and breaks in curves, as well as modular-looking elements give UCity a look that seems fitting for our times.

Visit fatypeflux.com and check UCity out.

Baton Turbo Cyrillic

Finally, we are also happy to announce that Baton Turbo now supports cyrillic. All 10 styles (roman and italic) have been upgraded. The cyrillics are not separate, but included in the normal version for the same price. If you have purchased Baton Turbo recently, Cyrillic was already included. If your version doesn’t have Cyrillic and you wish to receive the newest one, send us an email with your license, and we’ll send it for free.

Some of our other typefaces also have Cyrillic available upon request. Let us know if you are interested. We are planning to add Cyrillic support to other typefaces in our library in the near future.

New typeface: Baton Turbo

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After more than one year of work, we are proud to release Baton Turbo.

We created a web specimen that gives a closer look at the design and features of Baton Turbo, while allowing you to see the webfonts in action and to try them out. Have a look, we hope you enjoy!
Batonturbo.fatype.com

Baton Turbo is a grotesque that combines a simple straightforward formal approach, with eccentric letter shapes inspired by french vernacular typography. We love the naive and unpretentious elegance of our previously released Baton, but the condensed proportions and the small x-height make it very specific: it is essentially intended for display sizes and short texts. We wanted to adapt Baton into a versatile typeface, while maintaining as much of the original character as possible. All the design choices — the proportions, the spacing, the number of weights — have been made for Baton Turbo to work well in the various settings that modern typography, both print and digital, present.

The fonts include a wide range of OpenType features such as ligatures, alternate letters, tabular and lowercase figures, fractions, super and subscripts, uppercase alternates, and a stylistic set of uppercase with thin accents for headlines with tight leading.

Baton Turbo is a spin-off from Baton, initially commissioned for a redesign of french GQ magazine.

5 weights with italics
Designed by Yassin Baggar and Anton Koovit

Available exclusively from Fatype
Download our free trial fonts to test Baton Turbo in your sketches.

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New typeface: Baton

Baton is a sans serif typeface with narrow proportions combining eccentric shapes inspired by french vernacular typography with the simplicity of modern sans serifs. Peculiar details and a low contrast make the design slightly strange yet elegant, but it is the exaggerated high and low midline in the uppercase and the small x-height which give Baton its distinctive flair. Relatively wider and more toned down, the lowercase allow Baton to function not only as a display typeface, but also for short texts such as leads in magazine.
Baton comes in 10 styles with an extended language support and a wide range of OpenType features such as ligatures, alternate letters, tabular and lowercase figures, fractions, and a stylistic set of uppercase with thin accents for headlines with tight leading.
Designed by Yassin Baggar and Anton Koovit. Originally commissioned by Yorgo Tloupas and Paul Chemetoff for the redesign of GQ France magazine.

Baton is available exclusively at fatype.com
Get the free trial fonts from our homepage (Try button) and test the typeface directly in your design.













 





Check our previous blog post for a more in-depth look at Baton in use for GQ France.

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