Fishmonger

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Release Year
2004
Country of Origin
Czech Republic
Classification
Sans Serif
Original Format
Digital
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rounded, square

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Fishmonger originated from a commission of two fonts for the corporate identity of a fishmonger shop.

When sketching the elementary principles for the lettering, the idea for a modern, extensive font family with a large number of styles was born. The first step consisted of defining the range of widths and weights. Then the master design Medium Regular was completed. The next step was adjusting the Extra Condensed Thin, the Extra Condensed Bold, The Extra Extended Thin and the Extra Extended Bold weights, as they are the vertices of an imaginary square map of the face. This meant that, in order to achieve a harmonious result, the x and y axis needed to be defined.

From top to bottom, from the widest to the most condensed cut, the proportions are linear. However, from light to black, the line curves gently, allowing lesser difference between the light cuts, and a dramatic one between the heavier cuts. To ensure the original parameters were respected each position on the vertex was checked against the Medium Regular. After sorting out the ideal set-up, the remaining characters of each of the weights were drawn, and the remaining cuts were interpolated according to the principles above.

Fishmonger is a functional, clean design, free of any buoyant, ornamental shapes, almost minimalist.

Maybe this is what lends the type family its unique appearance.

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Last edited by matthijs sluiter on June 12, 2012, 03:45pm EST

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