The Jim Rimmer collection remastering project is back on the schedule, and the latest one out of the gate is his Posh Initials, now redrawn and expanded as Posh Script. And Kourosh Beigpour does his quite admirable Arabic take on our popular Vox fonts. A good headlong dive into the winter season. […]
Posh Script & Nashra
It’s been a few years since we remastered and re-issued a Jim Rimmer typeface. Plenty were the reasons for the lengthy hiatus from this project, but we won’t bore you with the details. Suffice it to say that we survived an onslaught of detours and distractions over the past few years, and now this project is back on the schedule with a flashing priority tag.
The latest Rimmer design we’re publishing is a remastering and major expansion of what he called Posh Initials — a simple set of calligraphic capitals which, as implied by the way he named them, were meant to be used as initial caps. The prospect of building on those forms kept seducing us with the lushest of appeals. We did give in to the delightful temptation, and we’re quite pleased with the results.
Naturally, the expansion of the font began with the addition of a fitting lowercase and figures. And as usual with our calligraphic fonts, we did kind of get carried away with the lowercase. Posh Script contains quite a few stylistic alternates there, from beginning and ending forms to swashed and looped ascenders and descenders, to the tune of 10 stylistic sets and more than 650 glyphs in two weights. Other Jim Rimmer type remasters are in the works, and will start rolling out gradually beginning early in 2023.
The popularity of our Vox fonts over the past 15 years prompted us to ask Kourosh Beigpour to try his hand at making a fitting Arabic counterpart to them. And as usually happens with such projects (see Anaqa, Qasida and Risala), his design became more of a streamlined fit for an entire genre of European alphabets. Typographers using monolinear square faces should delight in this Arabic companion to the soft geometric category.
Nashra (an Arabic word meaning a bulletin or publication) uses Vox’s DNA, built-in malleability and weight distribution quite admirably — and just like the Pan-European Vox, stylistic alternates are plenty in there. Vox has been used very well by many UX designers, so those seeking Arabic localization for their interfaces need look no further than Nashra.