Arthur Schwarz – Snake Family


Arthur Schwarz – Snake Family

Diploma project by Arthur Schwarz

“Snake” is a typeface family that includes a formal script (“Boa”), a display script (“Mamba”) and a contrasted grotesque (“Cobra”). “Boa” is a contemporary legible script that features strong typographic details in addition to soft and smooth curves. “Mamba” has few curves and many sharp and angular strokes and is freely inspired by the “Princess Script” design drawn by the Barnhart brothers in Chicago in 1887. Its fast and aggressive aesthetic is enhanced by its tight angle and lack of curves. “Cobra” is a strict and rigorous contrasted grotesque for large-size display use.