Font Friday is a new series of posts showcasing new or interesting fonts that have caught my eye this week. This week I’d like to introduce “Trend”, a newly released layered font system perfect for headlines, posters, quirky invitations and signs.

Trend is the latest font from the prolific Latinotype foundry in Chile. The font comes in slab (square sticky-out bits) and sans serif (no sticky-out bits) versions with italic variations and a heap of on-trend dingbats, swirly scribbles, ribbons and ornaments, perfect for quirking-up any design.

I put together a quick sample showing Trend Slab in use:

One thing I really liked about Trend is that it’s a “layered” font. Layered fonts are great – as well as the standard versions, they also let you build up your own mix and match shadows, inline details and colour combinations. And unlike some of the more sophisticated fonts out there, you don’t need to be up to speed with OpenType-friendly tools like Illustrator to get the most out of it.

Best of all, Trend is currently on offer, with a massively discounted price of $19 if you buy the whole family as opposed to a combined price of $159.

More samples of Trend in use are available on the Latinotype MyFonts store


Fonts: Trend Slab, Trend Sans, Trend Ornaments