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RhythmDesigner: Neil Summerour
Publisher: Positype
Rhythm was designed by Neil Summerour and released by Positype. Rhythm consists of 4 designs and household plan alternatives. p > I hate the idea of revivals. I have actually publicly said I choose not to do revivals because they make me unpleasant. This is as close as I have actually been to crossing my own line. To be direct, Rhythm is based on the ATF typeface, Ratio (I just recently learned the foundry of origin). I stumbled upon this typeface from a printed specimen years ago when I remained in school and held onto it. It was unique and I liked how well integrated the inline worked within both the grow and serif of the glyphs-it was old, however not, reminiscent, however fresh.

My specimen was restricted in the glyph offering (it was c. 1930ish) and I understood a lot would require to be done to 'complete' it and bring it to contemporary expectations. I didn't desire to do 'retro' and attempted to avoid the visual features related to it. What I did want to do is interpret what I had in the specimen and reinterpret it digitally, improving its construction and extending its typographic equity along the way.

The 'One' and 'Two' (and their matching 'Solids') styles diverge offering different elaborations that collaborate well in between rigid bracketed serifs and compact tails. I further broadened the glyph offering to consist of a complete diacritic set, old style characters, portions, stylistic alternates, swashes, titling alternates and regulated flourishes that comply with the effective structure of the script. And yes, I describe it as a 'script' because calling it a 'cutesy serif' appears incorrect:)

I hope this is seen less as a slavish revival and more as a championing of a truly unique typeface.

The Initial Typeface was Adastra, created by Herbert Thannhaeuser for the Foundry D. Stempel AG in Frankfurt, Germany.

Font Family:
· Rhythm One
· Rhythm One Solid
· Rhythm Two
· Rhythm Two Solid

Tags: 30s, adastra, book, book cover, cream, dance, decorative, display, flourish, gatsby, headline, inline, invitation, invitations, italic, jazz, letterpress, ligature, music, oblique, poster, retro, ribbon, serif, slant, sports, spur serif, stempel, swash, thannhaeuser, titling, tooled, vintage, wedding

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