An Architectural Typeface inspired by Calligraphy and Sign-painting
The shape of the strokes and the typeface proportions were heavily influenced by two sources: broad nib calligraphy and speed stroke caps.
There are different methods of interpreting the handwriting. In the case of Natri, instead of forcing a handmade look, it takes advantage of computer digitization. The natural stroke endings of brush lettering are replaced with strict mechanic-geometric look. In certain letter combinations, letters look like architectural objects – buildings viewed from above.
The vector drawings were tested over and over with the brush until it was possible to letter them by hand, so it could be used as a lettering model as well. The possibility of having the computer font and being able to write it by hand gives the typeface new possibilities – these two modes can be combined in projects such as corporate identity programs.
A range of widths was designed to give the typeface more flexibility when combined with sign painting and fit certain space conditions.
Various calligraphy works which later evolved into Natri typeface
Broad nib sketches as a source for font digitization
Sans-serif, Text & Display
Weights & Widths
3 × 5
Ligatures, Discretionaly ligature, Stylistic Alternates, Proportional Lining Numbers, Tabular Lining Numbers, Slashed Zero, Fractions, Ordinals, Subscript / Inferior, Superscript / Superiors, Stylistic Set 1, Localised forms
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