Biome

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Release Year
2012
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Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
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Digital
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humanist, sans serif

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Biomeā„¢ by Carl Crossgrove is a striking and individual typeface that has a vast spectrum of potential uses. Its shapes combine elements of biomorphism with minimalist elements and the humanist tradition of font design. This hyperfamily with its 42 variants is not only at home in print design projects, but is the perfect webfont for internet sites.
This typeface bears the name ‘Biome’, and biome is a term that is also used to designate a kind of ecosystem. Like these ecoregions, which represent a perfectly coordinated system of an immense number of factors, Biome is also a symbiosis of various experimental aspects and influences that were combined in a long drawn-out design process. The starting point for this process was Crossgrove’s ambivalent attitude towards the futuristic design movements of the mid-20th century. He was fascinated by the minimalism and biomorphism of this era but, at the same time, repelled by the overly ascetic and rational elements. As a consequence, he began to look for a way to merge humanist, biomorphic and minimalist features in what, in his words, is a form of “organic modernism”.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on June 22, 2012, 01:27pm EST

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