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The Year in Review, Part 6: The Best in Proprietary Type and Use of Typography

In this installment we will be looking at type. First is a selection of the best proprietary typefaces designed for a specific client and project. Second is the best use of typography — using proprietary or retail typefaces — in a project.

All Year-in-review Posts so far

Part 1: The Most Notable
Part 2: Recurring Trends
Part 3: The Most Not Great
Part 4: The Best Friday Likes
Part 5: The Best in Icons, Monograms, Wordmarks, and Mascots
Part 6: The Best in Proprietary Type and Use of Typography
Part 7: The Best in Color Palettes, Illustration, Photography, 3D Elements, and Motion
Part 8: The Best in Logo Evolutions, Logo Animations, Introduction Videos, Busiest Firms, and Post Titles
Part 9: The Best in Packaging
Part 10: The Best

 

Best In
Proprietary Type
 

A Hand-drawn Brush-stroke Condensed Sans Serif for Shelter

Designed by Superunion


A Hand-drawn Brush-stroke Condensed Sans Serif for Shelter
 
 

A Jagged Condensed Sans Serif for Athletics Canada

Designed by One Twenty Three West


A Jagged Condensed Sans Serif for Athletics Canada
 
 

A Chunky Flared Sans Serif for Plenty

Designed by &Walsh


A Chunky Flared Sans Serif for Plenty
 
 

A Customized, Ink-trap-heavy version of Omnibus-Type’s Archivo for Derwent Valley

Designed by For The People


A Customized, Ink-trap-heavy version of Omnibus-Type’s Archivo for Derwent Valley
 
 

An Inline Sans Serif and a Condensed Serif for Ving

Designed by Kanon Foundry


An Inline Sans Serif and a Condensed Serif for Ving
 
 

A Gooey, Italic Sans Serif for Oikos

Designed by Adam Vicarel


A Gooey, Italic Sans Serif for Oikos
 
 

A Textured, Hand-drawn Sans Serif for Culture Amp

Designed by Mathieu Réguer


A Textured, Hand-drawn Sans Serif for Culture Amp
 
 

A Comprehensive Super Family of a Slab Serif, a Gothic, a Serif, and an Octic for Williams College

Designed by Sharp Type


A Comprehensive Super Family of a Slab Serif, a Gothic, a Serif, and an Octic for Williams College
 
 

A Geometric, and Calligraphic Sans Serif for Pinterest

Designed by Grilli Type


A Geometric, and Calligraphic Sans Serif for Pinterest
 
 

A Variable Super Extra Bold Sans for Tech Central

Designed by Mathieu Réguer



 
 

An Ornate and Chiseled Serif for Arcane

Designed by COLLINS


An Ornate and Chiseled Serif for Arcane
 
 

A Variable Soft and Juicy Serif for Burger King

Designed by Colophon Foundry


A Variable Soft and Juicy Serif for Burger King
 
 

A Bold Flared Serif and Matching Inline for New England Revolution

Designed by Colophon Foundry


A Bold Flared Serif and Matching Inline for New England Revolution
 
 

A Family of 6 Display Typefaces with 2 Variable Axis for Canal Brasil

Designed by Plau and Tátil Design



 
 

A Variable Condensed Serif for San Francisco Symphony

Designed by Dinamo



 
Best In
Use of Typography
 

Graphik and Marian for Lunya by Deva Pardue and Alex Stikeleather


Graphik and Marian for Lunya by Deva Pardue and Alex Stikeleather
 
 

Neue Haas Grotesk, Cheltenham, Tungsten, and Avant Garde for Zagat by Franklyn


Neue Haas Grotesk, Cheltenham, Tungsten, and Avant Garde for Zagat by Franklyn
 
 

Nib and Atlas Grotesk for Juniper by Eucalyptus


Nib and Atlas Grotesk for Juniper by Eucalyptus
 
 

ITC Cushing and Basis Grotesque for Globe-Trotter by Ragged Edge


ITC Cushing and Basis Grotesque for Globe-Trotter by Ragged Edge
 
 

La Nord for Apocope by Brand Brothers


La Nord for Apocope by Brand Brothers
 
 

Various for Boston Calling by Contino Studio and Colossus


Various for Boston Calling by Contino Studio and Colossus
 
 

Sharp Sans Display and GT Alpina for Next Insurance by COLLINS


Sharp Sans Display and GT Alpina for Next Insurance by COLLINS
 
 

Proprietary type for New England Revolution by Jones Knowles Ritchie


Proprietary type for New England Revolution by Jones Knowles Ritchie
 
 

Aperçu, Aperçu Condensed, and Styrene for Ingredients Matter by Abby Haddican Studio


Aperçu, Aperçu Condensed, and Styrene for Ingredients Matter by Abby Haddican Studio
 
 

Proprietary type for Canal Brasil by Tátil Design


Proprietary type for Canal Brasil by Tátil Design
 
 

Proprietary type for San Francisco Symphony by COLLINS


Proprietary type for San Francisco Symphony by COLLINS
 
 

Thermo and various others for Brutal Burrito by Tres Tipos Gráficos


Thermo for Brutal Burrito by Tres Tipos Gráficos
 
 

Arial for Pirate by Only


Arial for Pirate by Only
 
 

Coign Pro, GT America, and Noto Sans CJK for Macau Grand Prix Museum by For the People


Coign Pro, GT America, and Noto Sans CJK for Macau Grand Prix Museum by
 
 

Tiempos, Inter, and proprietary type for Culture Amp by For the People


Tiempos, Inter, and proprietary type for Culture Amp by
 
 

Cooper Light and others for Story Espresso by For the People


Cooper Light and others for Story Espresso by
 
 

Self Modern and Quarion for Papier by Ragged Edge


Self Modern and Quarion for Papier by Ragged Edge
 
 

Helvetica Neue and Times Now for Le Puzz by Little Troop


Helvetica Neue and Times Now for Le Puzz by Little Troop
 
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