Gigalypse

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2012
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Sans Serif
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Digital
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display, sans serif

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Display typefaces are usually suited to one task. A type might be perfect when a designer needs the blackest type, or the thinnest type, or the most swashes. But James Puckett wanted to design a new one-weight workhorse with lasting value. He wanted a typeface to look novel and classic, like modernist furniture. And it would feel soft and heavy, like cumulus clouds of liquid platinum.

Gigalypse was conceived from a kind of superellipse known as a squircle. A squircle is a square with no straight lines; it has round corners and round sides. Gigalypse’s O is a squircle and every other shape was derived from it.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on September 22, 2012, 11:59am EST

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