Behance Portfolio Reviews Firenze
Zetafonts organized at Ied Firenze a Behance Portfolio Reviews ssession inviting some extraordinary type and graphics designers and illustrators to speak about their work and review the work of young designers. We also organized a calligraphy workshop to make both designers and non-designers experiment with the art of hand lettering, and asked all designers invited to design their own version of the posters.
Bakemono Typeface - The power of transformation
Francesco Canovaro created Bakemono as a way to explore the design space around the duality of fixed/proportional width. He was also interested in the concept of mono width design, inherent in monospaced typefaces, that can bring flexibility and ease of use also to proportional type - allowing you to change the weight of a word without losing the text alignment. In his research on fixed-width type design, he mixed the lessons of mechanical typewriter technology with the intuitions of eastern brush calligraphy, which has been dealing with fixed space grids for centuries. This is why the name of the typeface comes from the Japanese shape-shifter Yōkai, that could change their form freely between human and animal, and aptly describes the metamorphic nature of this wide superfamily coming in proportional, monospace and intermediate subfamilies.
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Domotika Pro - A Humanist sans serif (Free Trial)
Following the motto of Mies Van Der Roe and Gustave Flaubert ("God is in the details"), Domotika takes inspiration from architectural practice, with a pragmatic attention to functionality that doesn't forget aesthetics. Its design juxtaposes the open humanist letterforms to slight calligraphic curve endings that marries perfect readability to expressive design. The name itself of the typeface is an homage to the science of living comfortably, with its reference to "domotics", robotic technology for use in the home. In 2021 Andrea Tartarelli, who originally designed Domotika italics, completely reworked the original type family adding over five hundred glyphs to the original set and extending the language coverage to include over two hundred languages. Conceived as a great tool for editorial use, Domotika is a workhorse family with a humanist soul and a semi-condensed feel, great for editorial and display usage where readability and personality must match convenient space usage.
Coco Sharp - A sans family with variable x-height
Influenced by vernacular grotesques sign-painting and modernist ideals, and inspired by the classy aesthetic of fashion icon Coco Chanel, Coco is drawn on a classic geometric sans skeleton but applies humanist proportions and visual corrections to key letters with the aim to create a warmer, subtly vintage texture on the page and on the screen. Coco Sharp drops the rounded corners of previous incarnations (Coco Gothic and Cocogoose) to pair the typeface display and logo capability with a sharper definition for text use. As in the other Coco families, a wide range of alternate letterforms allows to express different historical moods, including elegant, quirky and unexpected designs able to transform a simple word in a memorable wordmark.
Sotterraneo
— Branding and communication project for Sotterraneo, an avant pop theatre collective.
Il pirata Barbastrisce
– Art Direction, Illustration & Motion Graphic for Lucca Junior Opera
Science Camp
— Editorial and corporate design for a scientific conference in the United Kingdom
Trio Trioche
— Identity project for a trio of actors & their musical pièce Troppe Arie
Kitten
– Illustration project for Zetafonts typeface Kitten
Graphic Archive
– Works of branding, editorial design, visual artworks
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