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Things just keep getting better this month! For the next month (until May 27th, 2014), enjoy an astonishing 70% off any Northern Block font design. The Northern Block type foundry was created by Jonathan Hill in 2006 with the goal to design new and original typefaces. Today the company is recognised for producing modernist work with a clean, geometric aesthetic that appeals to the latest breed of font buyers including, electronic manufacturers, mobile application developers and video game designers.

Here are just a few of their popular releases…

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Baufra is a humanist sans-serif typeface. It is based on the sans-serif typefaces of the early 20th century. A characteristic feature of Baufra is its geometric design combined with an earthy naturalism. Baufra family includes 6 weights, 435 characters, manually edited kerning and Opentype features. It was designed for both display and text usage.

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Qiber is a condensed handmade font with a unique flavour and personality. Designed primarily for display use, it can be applied in a variety of contexts. Qiber has a friendly and playful feel, which is a result of mixing up small caps within the lowercase character set. The font is versatile and will appeal to a wide audience. Details include 475 characters, manually edited kerning and a selection of various ornaments.

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A modern humanist sans serif made for the screen. Broad open letter forms are combined with precise geometry to create a functional and legible font that’s ideally suited to the web and on-screen applications. To reinforce readability and create more distinction at small point sizes serif like details have been drawn into uppercase ‘I’, ‘J’ and lowercase ‘i’ and ‘j’. Other characters of distinction include a serifed number 1 and a crossed out zero. Nauman is a highly legible font family aimed at large interface based projects. Details include over 800 characters with alternative lowercase a, e, I and M. 7 variations of numerals, true small caps with accents, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.

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Tabia is a geometric sans serif typeface, designed by Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya in 2013. The font was inspired by the work and principles of the iconic german industrial designer Dieter Rams, who is closely associated with the consumer product company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. Tabia features a number of alternative characters and ligatures. It has a strong technical appearance. Details include 9 weights, 426 characters and open type features.

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Uninsta is a neutral sans serif font family intended for use across a variety of modern applications in both digital and print media. Geometric letter forms are combined with subtle humanist touches to create a legible, low contrast typeface with great personality.

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Hapna is a geometric slab serif designed as an alternative to other slab style fonts available on the market. The typeface was originally released in January 2013 as a free monospaced single weight slab serif called Hapna Mono. This new design has gone through detailed changes to the characters to help define a more contemporary alternative take on the traditional slab serif style. Hapna was inspired by the baseball culture and the graphic language of the early 1950s. Details include 6 weights, 406 characters and open type features.

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Eund is a geometric sans serif with minimal contrast. Shallow curves are smoothed out of rectangular letterforms to produce a fresh, legible typeface best suited to information based applications. Details include 9 weights with italics, 500 characters, 5 variations of numerals, stylistic alternatives, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.

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Corbert is a geometric sans serif typeface influenced by Bauhaus and the early modernist era. Precise circles are optically adjusted to create a clear, natural typeface with great legibility. Details include 540 characters with alternative lowercase a, e and g, 5 variations of numerals, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.

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Neusa is a condensed geometric sans serif typeface designed by Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya in 2012. This font family comes in eight weights. It was designed as a text based font with strong display characteristics. Neusa was inspired by the early space explorations including the iconic “Life” magazine coverage of the 1969 Apollo program. Neusa family includes 8 weights, 442 characters, manually edited kerning, opentype features and additional alternative characters.

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Hackman is a geometric sans serif with contemporary lines. Distinctive curves are combined with classical letterforms to produce a clean, linear typeface best suited to identity, mobile and web applications. Details include 9 weights with italics, 500 characters, 5 variations of numerals, stylistic alternatives, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.

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Uniman is a clear and simple sans serif typeface. Straight lines are combined with precision curves to form a functional and versatile font best suited for a wide range of applications. Developed to meet the needs of the professional user, details include 9 weights with italics, 540 characters, 5 variations of numerals, small caps, stylistic alternatives, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.

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Regan is a finely crafted sans serif typeface with an uncomplicated appearance. Soft curves are mixed with minimal angles to create a readable font ideally suited for identity, editorial and online uses. Details include 10 weights with italics, 540 characters, 5 variations of numerals, small caps, stylistic alternatives, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.

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Heltar is a modern neo-grotesque typeface. Having grown up in Sheffield and been completely immersed in the work of The Designers Republic I became very drawn to their treatment of Helvetica, especially the close tracking of the letter space. This visual investigation led me to the study of the font Hass Unica, a so called improvement to Helvetica. In-order not to replicate and become a clone of Unica I redrew all the characters from scratch improving optical appearance, developing subtle corrections and reshaping individual letterforms. The result is a remixed neo-grotesque font that has strong general optical balance with great rhythm under close tracking. Details include 10 weights, an extended European character set, true italic, manually edited kerning and Euro symbol.

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Gelder Sans is a clean modern sans serif typeface. The balanced proportions of each character demonstrate great legibility at both small and large scale. The distinctively open apertures further improves visibility when used across the web and hand held devices. Details include 9 weights, a full character set, manually edited kerning and Euro symbol.

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Bosko is a robust slab serif typeface that combines classic proportions with contemporary styling. These carefully crafted letterforms are best suited for use on book jackets, news headlines, packaging, posters and t-shirts. Details include 4 distinct styles, a full character set, manually edited kerning and Euro symbol.

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Knul is an elegant and modern typeface with a subtle monoline appearance. The simplicity of the design creates clean forms best suited to identity, editorial and advertising uses. Details include 6 weights with italics, an extended European character set, cyrillic lettering manually edited kerning and Euro symbol. Knul has been extended to over 500 characters covering language support across Western, Central, South Eastern Europe and also includes Cyrillic lettering. Other key details include more harmonious letter fitting, consistent letter spacing and improved kerning.

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A contemporary serif font family. The design takes influence from traditional serif forms to develop a precise, highly functional text face with a low contrast. Smooth radius details are blended with carefully drawn angles that give a crisp, distinctive aesthetic when used across body copy. Modum is a stylish modern day serif with great charm, harmony and practicality that is best suited for complex hierarchical projects, such as editorials, newspapers and text based books. Details include 8 weights and true italics, over 800 characters with alternative lowercase a, e, g and y. 7 variations of numerals, true small caps with accents, ligatures, manually edited kerning and Opentype features.