Please sign in to comment.
- Loading branch information...
Showing with 80 additions and 55 deletions.
|@@ -0,0 +1,23 @@|
|<p>The old posters and signs in the traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires|
|called Montserrat inspired me to design a typeface that rescues the beauty of|
|urban typography from the first half of the twentieth century. The goal is to|
|rescue what is in Montserrat and set it free, under a free, libre and open|
|source license, the SIL Open Font License.</p>|
|<p>As urban development changes this place, it will never return to its|
|original form and loses forever the designs that are so special and unique. To|
|draw the letters, I rely on examples of lettering in the urban space. Each|
|selected example produces its own variants in length, width and height|
|proportions, each adding to the Montserrat family. The old typographies and|
|canopies are irretrievable when they are replaced.</p>|
|<p>There are other revivals, but those do not stay close to the originals. The|
|letters that inspired this project have work, dedication, care, color,|
|contrast, light and life, day and night! These are the types that make the|
|city look so beautiful.</p>|
|<p>This is the Regular family, and it has two sister families so far,|
|<a href="http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Montserrat+Alternates">Alternates</a> and|
|families. Many of the letterforms are special in the Alternates family,|