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Serif, but no curves allowed (2023)
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A revival of Vojtěch Preissig’s design by František Štorm, approved by the author’s family. Other digital interpretations have been made by P22 and PSY/OPS.
“FF Beowolf came about at the end of the dark and murky 1980s when Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland found a way to hack PostScript fonts. When printed, each point in each letter on the page would move randomly, giving the letters a shaken, distraught appearance.” In 2011, FF Beowolf was added to the MoMA Architecture and Design Collection in New York.
Macaheby Rômulo Gobira
”Suzana Licko wanted to try her hand at an old style stress design, but found the curves difficult to draw with the relatively primitive font tools of the day. […] This inspired the designer to construct her new typeface with straight line segments instead of curves; approximating each curve by a series of tangent polylines.”
A no curves serif design by Typodermic’s Ray Larabie.
A two style chiseled serif from Margo Chase.
“Inspired through the Art Nouveau Czech designer Preissig, Koper is built on straight lines.”
Libre transitional serif curveless font based on a square grid.
“Drawn without any curve, Justice can be painted, cut out, engraved more easily. Creating stencils is a child’s play.”
“Ortica is a calligraphic serif with two contrasting but matching personalities.”
Alike Angular“Alike Angular is a complementary titling style to Alike Regular. It shares the same proportions as its counterpart for compatibility, and is designed for larger display sizes.
As opposed to the soft Regular its letterforms consist of only straight splines and additional expressive features are introduced in characters like T, Z, M, E.”
MinotaurInitially created for a Paris art museum, Minotaur is a family of straight lines inspired by the Cubist movement. Its roots are two serif models: Bruce’s Scotch Roman and A. V. Hershey’s series for early vector-based computing.
It includes alternate Lombardic initials and is part of a superfamily along with Minotaur Sans and Minotaur Beef.
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