One of the things that really energizes me about being a designer is all the cool type I run across now and then. The work of Alphabet Soup (created by designer and illustrator Michael Doret) is truly wonderful, a blend of early twentieth century nostalgia with present day digital sensibilities. Most of the typefaces he has created are packed with alternates, swashes, ligatures, that give them a hand-lettered feeling.
But what is truly astounding are the sample posters he has created for his typefaces:
What can I say but that I really want these faces now! A testament to what can be done with a little ingenuity, and a lot of design sensibility.
Alphabet Soup on MyFonts.com here.
Michael Doret's portfolio site here.