March Rising Stars (as webfonts)

Each month we take our popular Rising Stars newsletter and convert the samples into webfont versions, noting the best ways to exploit the fonts’ features or find work arounds for the best results in common browsers. Here’s this month’s selection:



A Surprise Castling


The Cardinal’s power

Nightrider takes Rose

Crowned pawn

Quan is an expansive sans serif text family with a clean and technical aesthetic. Its lighter weights in particular will be well suited to large display settings, call outs and homepage banners in minimal layouts. Normal and rounded variations of the family make it possible to subtly change a site’s character.



Nice spicy veg

Cheese & Pickle

Ollie is a connecting script font based on brush painted signage lettering. Using OpenType powered layout software is the best way to get the most out of this font, but even without having its full complement of OpenType features available, creating seamless connections and a convincing hand-lettered effect is very achievable. Ollie strikes just the right balance between a casual tone and an energetic liveliness, making it a good fit for food and drink brands or family websites.


Outgoing Data Packet

Dialing now


Local Storage Policy

Megabits and bobs

Neusa is a condensed sans serif based on geometric proportions, and optimised for both headlines and extended text settings. Released as a family of eight weights (no italics, mind), Neusa will appeal to designers looking to tightly set blocks of text in different sizes without sacrificing legibility.

Bellissima Script Pro

A Gift

from the Private


Of Nicholas Darm

Sudtipos’ master digital calligrapher Ale Paul presents us with another intricately conceived and executed script font in Bellissima, an elegant copperplate that draws on nineteenth century influences while being firmly rooted in a contemporary requirement for sophisticated digital tools. Like all of Sudtipos’ output, this is a masterpiece of OpenType programming, and its full potential will really only be available to users of desktop software — as we frequently find ourselves saying, modern browsers still can’t handle this stuff consistently or reliably. Web designers need not be too downhearted though; Bellissima is also available in a simpler version, Bellissima Redux, which retains something of the Pro version’s elaborate swashyness while being limited to the most essential character set, and is very useable for online projects.