March ’11 Staff Picks

Spring has sprung here in the Northern Hemisphere and so have our March 2011 Staff Picks! Here’s just a sample of fonts that will surely make your designs bloom.

The Axel Family, designed by Erik Spiekermann for FontShop AG, was intended as a solution for spreadsheet users who were stuck with Arial and Verdana for their tables. Axel’s legibility and economy are results of its condensed, open design and its expertly hinted TrueType outlines. And speaking of economy, the four-font package rings up at under $80.

Image courtesy of Dharma Type

Not all scripts have to be “flowery” this spring. For one that makes a bold statement, try HT Maison from Flat-it Type Foundry. HT Maison was inspired by 1950s Italian shopfront lettering, and fits right in with designer Ryoichi Tsunekawa‘s collection of retro type.

Image courtesy of Process Type Foundry

Seravek from Process Type Foundry is a linear sans serif designed to perform in identity, editorial, and information design with a quiet efficiency. Its tool belt is fully equipped with OpenType features such as small caps and figure variants, as well as Western, Central European, and Turkish language character sets.

This is just a taste of what we’ve picked for you this month. Check out the rest of our March 2011 Staff Picks here.

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