Blaze Type fonts never disappoint, and its forthcoming release is no exception. On 5 February the foundry, based in Lyon, France, will launch its terrifying but very beautiful font family Armag(eddon).
Like another Blaze Type font, Apoc – which is short for the apocalypse, obv – Armag(eddon) is inspired by Biblical references.
The design of the letterforms is also inspired by early 20th-century hand drawing; and was initially created as "an experimental project", according to Blaze Type. However, it caught the attention of many of the designers the foundry works with. As such, it was encouraged to develop a full-grown font family with OpenType format features, lots of ever-growing ligatures, alternates and more.
Armag is a family of two fonts, Fury and Fury Italic, "with aggressive and devilish looking endings" juxtaposed with "generous organic shapes," as the foundry puts it. It adds, "There's a touch of corkiness in the design, much to our delight, as it gives just the slight touch of unbalance you will grow to love and enjoy displaying.
"This font family gives any layout a strong and bold feeling; you can't simply ignore it when displayed in large sizes."
Blaze Type is currently working on expanding the font family with various weights, widths and additional alternates and ligatures. This is a key element across the foundry's offer: it prides itself on creating complex font families with a wide set of glyphs and alternates so that designers can use them "in a fair and flexible way without limitation."
The foundry offers an 80% discount to students and academic staff, which you can attain from emailing [email protected].