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.
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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