János Vári – Família
What is a family? Are all families toxic? Who is the loudest at the table and what are the dynamics between those who are related?
Contemporary type design relies heavily on interpolation methods, leading to a huge amount of styles. This often results in predictable type families. My work is an attempt to return to the roots of typesetting, when no superfamilies existed. Printers used to mix and match different typefaces when composing text. Instead of designing a family from a single source, I have constructed it from a variety of elements, a variety styles, which I have polished and modified until they work as a family. A type family of bold, regular and italic, text and display optical styles, designed for the catalogues and signage of a second-hand bookstore.
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