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Materia Pro Font

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Materia ProDesigners: Gerd Jakob, Joerg Meissner
Publisher: Elsner+Flake
Materia Pro was created by Gerd Jakob, Joerg Meissner and released by Elsner+ Flake. Materia Pro contains 8 designs and family plan alternatives. p > Minimal, modular, modern-at very first glance, Materia shows a modern style, combining pure, strong geometrical form with a subtle, unique appearance. Actually, the design was inspired by lettering from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century that still can be found in the East of France. While its formal origins go back as far as this, revived e. g. by the constructivists into the nineteen twenties and later by Dutch info designer Wim Crouwel in the nineteen-sixties, the visual language of Materia still mentions the "future".

Following a minimalistic concept the font is officially developed on a grid. Wherever optical curves are needed for a smoother, more comfy shape of letters than a basic rectangle-shaped block, diagonals cut off the egdes-- like a diamond is cut to achieve more beauty. Hence headlines and texts embeded in Materia are offered a particular "egdy" sensation, whereas their tonality is still kept healthy, keeping concentation all on info in a nonconfomist way.

Materia can be found in eight designs, from classy Thin to attention-forcing Ultra. Even a routine Italic is readily available, following the classic type-set-principle. 2 of the styles are clearly developed for display screen usage, Shadow and Code. Both are prepared for combinations with Vibrant or each other respectively, the layering of Shadow and Code e. g. allows amazing impacts or highlighting within the letters.

For OpenType-users Materia is a master, including accented Latin letters for over 70 languages, little caps, old design, tabular and lining figures and unique condensed titling all caps for cases in which area is all that counts. How useful all of the above mentioned is might be seen in the book David Lynch-- Lithos, created by Koma Amok, released in 2010 by product ├ęditions, Paris, and Hatje Cantz, Germany, which was typeset completely in Materia.

Font Family:
· Materia Pro Thin
· Materia Pro Light
· Materia Pro Regular
· Materia Pro Italic
· Materia Pro Bold
· Materia Pro Ultra
· Materia Pro Code
· Materia Pro Shadow

Tags: 19th century, 20th century, block, contemporary, david lynch, diamond, edgy, france, futuristic, gaspipe, geometric, grid, industrial, lithos, minimalistic, nonconformist, postneutral, pure, rectangular, square, subtle, techno, well-balanced, wim

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