Font Friday is a series of posts showcasing new or interesting fonts that have caught my eye this week. This week it’s the stackable, multi-layered fun of Frontage

Frontage has been around for about a year now, but still stands as one of the best examples of a “layered” font currently on the market. The principle is simple… Each weight or variation of the font family can be stacked on top of another, with some providing shadows, some lending a 3D layer to the design, and others create an in-line effect. When combined with colour, layered fonts make it possible to create some amazing typographic designs.

What makes Frontage stand out from its peers is the construction of the actual letters. The shadows are subtle but effectively done, the ingenious “Bulb” layer lends an easy retro feel, and the lettering itself is a well balanced, Deco-esque geometric sans with more than a passing nod to House Industries’ Neutraface.

Frontage is one of only a couple of typefaces available from the hand of Juri Zaech, the other being the equally ingenious Telemark.

Today’s font samples also double up as a means to introduce my Redbubble store, where you can now buy selected Font Friday designs as greeting cards, postcards and prints!

99 Problems But A ___ Ain’t One – Seamstress Edition

99 Problems But A ___ Ain’t One – Hogwarts Edition

99 Problems But A ___ Ain’t One – Yachting Edition

Frontage is available from MyFonts and YouWorkForThem, which also features lots more examples of the font in use. These Font Friday designs and others are also available to purchase as postcard and greeting cards from my Redbubble Store.


Fonts: Frontage (Juri Zaech)