STF_ELEGANZA (Therapy) - Contemporary geometric humanist sans
A font style, that while simplified by old tradition, saw new light by modern sophistication.
It comes in a solid medium weight that is very suitable for body style text with good readability, But it does perfect clear headlines or advertisement as well.
The goal was to make a clean but somewhat more contemporary and playful take on a 'Grotesque' sans-style.
In an attempt to break away from the traditional trend of Grotesque type designs which evolved more around pure geometric shapes and aim for perfect circular, triangular or square shaped letterforms, and in return give many of them a somewhat harsch and featureless mechanical appearance. I choose to achieve the opposite, aiming for a softer, friendlier and more humanized feeling instead.
Dimensions: (in grid units)
X-Height: 1 .625
Cap-Height: 1 .875
Type Size: 2 .375
Em: 3 .5
Brick Size filter: 2 : 2
This is the 'Therapy'-style in the 'ELEGANZA' typeface family. This version basically aims for the exact opposite effect than what the Tight' version did. The name 'Therapy' relates to its 'opened-up' appearence and the overall de-stressed propperties of this version. The more relaxed and spacious distribution remotely resembles the characteristic feel of a typewriter face. But the main purpose for this version is to create visual hierarchy in your layout.
The other style vatiation can be found here ELEGANZA (Tight)
I hope you like it...This is a clone of STF_ELEGANZA (Tight)
Prajna is a Sanskrit word meaning wisdom, understanding, insight. Simple on the outside, with some depth on the inside. Looks like it could be 1:1 bricks, but it actually uses a 1.5 sized brick width, giving it additional curvature that wouldn't be possible on a 1:1 scale.
I was supposed to release this a year ago, synchronous to the Peace 2.0 sculpture that was publicly unveiled which utilized Prajna to spell out "Peace" in 12 different languages. I like to think that since the sculpture was written with Prajna, it has a literal connection with wisdom, understanding and insight. I release it now with the hope that you may write with Prajna of your own.
This font is a not too curious case. It comes after trying to prove to myself (with a high percentage of satisfaction, but not quite yet) that FS can allow me to create pro-looking fonts. I am thinking, for example, of zerena, zchreibengroß, zimmera, zenando, zenantoo, zanze, zinckel and others like that. Every time I finish a font that has taken me a long time to complete, I feel the need to look back and do something more relaxed and simple. Thus, without any pretense but feeling fun and friendly, zikiya was born. Hope you like it.