Cynapse Pro

Regular

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Credits

Designer(s)
Neil Summerour
Foundry(ies)
Positype
Release Year
2006
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif, Geometric Sans
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
TypeTrust
Tags
condensed, crisp, ink, legible, optical, trap, visual

Background

Several years ago I was faced with a project that required very small type to be used in a directory. In general, there was a need for a lot of ‘fine print’. Faced with this, all of the tests I was making with existing faces was producing to much bleed of the individual glyphs…Cynapse was born.

It evolved into this pseduo-techy looking type that standardized and glorified the ink trap (the small, tiny allowances of white space that reduces the amount of ink hitting the page,and in effect, reducing the appearance of bleed). The results was promising. In 2005, the family was expanded to include Small Caps and a revised Italics.

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