MyFonts’ Hot New Fonts list is the showcase for the most popular fonts of the moment. Each month, the Rising Stars newsletter features current highlights.
While most, if not all, of the Rising Stars fonts are available as webfonts, some are of more interest to web designers than others, while a few require a bit of tweaking or hackery to bring out their best side. We’ll use these pages to showcase the Rising Stars fonts in a web environment.
Without further ado, here are August’s Rising Stars in their webfont incarnations:
While accessing the full feature set of Business Penmanship, Sudtipos’ latest elegant typeface, is only possible through advanced OpenType support, this fine connecting script still works very well without its swirling ornaments and swash characters. Use it large to welcome visitors to your homepage, and remember that its fine lines will render at less than a pixel wide if you go too small. The title of our sample above is 50px; we wouldn’t go much smaller than that.
Andes Italic is the missing component of the excellent Andes family from Latinotype’s Daniel Hernandez. Since its release at the start of 2012, Andes always seemed a typeface that promised more, and with the arrival of the italic, it’s about ready to fulfil its potential as a family well suited to sophisticated typesetting tasks.
RB№3.1 is a squarish, contemporary sans well suited for both commanding headlines and medium-length settings. Like many other recent releases, there are alternate versions of the lowercase a and g, and, less commonly seen, the y. These are activated via OpenType Stylistic Alternates, but since they’re not what you’d think of as “mission critical” typographic features, web typographers don’t need to go to extra lengths to hunt them down.