Newcastle supports up to 78 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Serbian (Latin), Kazakh (Latin), Czech, Swedish, Croatian, Slovak, Finnish, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
Newcastle gives you great opportunities for spicy typography. If you find some similarities to one of FaceType’s fonts, ‘Blitzplakat’, you are right. Marcus Sterz took it to the next level and made it even better: He extended the range of letters, added optional catchwords, extra shapes, shadows, dust and arrows.
Here is a lead to get the most out of Newcastle: Use ‘Discretionary Ligatures’ in the OpenType section of your layout program of choice to turn frequent short words like ‘and’, ‘of’ or ‘from’ into catchwords. Choose ‘Styleformat 01’ to make them vertical. Keep ‘Contextual Alternates’ activated to make consecutive letters look more realistic (the second letter will be replaced automatically by a slightly different looking version). Want to roughen the look of your design even more? Add the dust hidden in the ‘Extras’ style by typing underscore, emdash, endash or hyphen.
This font is vintage fun — let’s party!