50 Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2011

50 Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2011


Typographica invited a group of writers, educators, type makers and type users to look back at 2011 and pick the release that excited them most. The reviews range from the academic (like Paul van der Laan on Zizou or Jens Kutilek on FB Alix) to the theoretical (such as Jan Middendorp on Agile) to the personal (like Carolina de Bartolo who reviewed Calibre and Periódico after firsthand experience with a redesign of WIRED magazine) to the playfully unexpected (Microsoft’s Si Daniels praises Apple Color Emoji) to the exclamatory (Matthew Butterick on Neue Haas Grotesk).
This is not a juried contest. The result isn’t necessarily the “best fonts of the year”, or even those most used or ballyhooed. But these 50 selections do capture a pretty accurate snapshot of where type design is now, and where it’s headed. read more

Which one is your favorite?

Zizou

Julien

Cala

Outsiders

Supria Sans

Doko

Alda

Reina

Chartwell

Sutturah

Aria

Nouvelle Vague

Mija

Salvo

FB Alix

A2 Beckett

Neacademia

Abril

Bookmania

Calibre

Agile

Alana

Antwerp

Oban

FF Tundra

Detroit

Equity

Azuro

Cassia

Siri

Nassim

Smidgen

Periódico

Libertine

Capitolium News 2

Ambicase Fatface

Acta & Acto

FF Spinoza

FS Pimlico

Realist

Carter Sans

Ideal Sans

Elena

Neue Haas Grotesk

Dane

Swagg

Naga

Changing

Apple Color Emoji

2011 Honorable Mentions

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