Bitstream Inc. on Monday released 500 fonts for its new Break the Norm library.
The new fonts are aimed specifically at OEMs — original equipment manufacturers — and they’ve been developed to work well with software applications, Web work and printers, according to the company. Potential applications include game software, menus, posters, greeting cards, scrapbooks, CD labels, business cards, t-shirts and more.
Display and headline fonts included as part of the new collection include Apple Boy, Cinema Gothic, Combat, Dark Half, Exotic Island, Nightclub and Platinum Beat; extended font families include Air Flow, Backtalk, Big Chump, Calamity Teen, Candy, Java Kick and Pie Contest. Handwriting and casual fonts include Annie, Aundee, Galeforce, Heather, Holiday Springs and Ocalla Hand, and pi and symbol fonts include Carver Jack, Heart Breaker, Li’l Tipsy and Retro.
The new typefaces were developed by Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute founder Brian J. Bonislawsky, who has contributed designs to Bitstream’s New Font Collection (NFC) program, as well as Stuart Sandler, creator of the Font Diner foundry.
The fonts are available in Mac and Windows-compatible versions, in OpenType, TrueType and PostScript Type 1 formats. Users are encouraged to contact Bitstream for pricing and licensing information.