SQUARO & ROBOTRAP
Year: 2020 & 2018
Typeface design Program: Gylphs
Origin: University course, Academy of Fine Arts Kracow & Fb G Darmstadt
The font was designed by me in a course at ASP Krakow in the Typography Studio. It is based on a grotesque standard font. The font should work as display font and variable font at the end. On the one hand we have smooth and sharp transitions - on the other hand we have graphic inktraps at its joints. While this distinction was only necessary during lead typesetting to improve print quality, the revived variable font technology inspired us to revive the idea and control of Inktraps.
The typeface »Squaro« was created in a workshop with the type designer Dan Reynolds. It is a sans-serif typeface with corners and curves. Due to the comparatively small variation in stroke width, Squaro is very contemporary and versatile despite the computer touch.
Supervision: Dan Reynolds (Linotype & LucasFonts GmbH)