Mandevilla

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Release Year
2013
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Digital
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display, sans serif, script

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Creation of this typeface for titling, display, and logos was inspired by my exploration and drawing of forms found in nature. Refined, quiet and elegant, yet quirky enough to employ slim filaments that somehow are not faint of heart, Mandevilla is named for the verdant tropical vine. The sturdy plant has firm footing in the soil, then climbs, curving around trees, stretching toward the light, bridging earth and sky.

Mandevilla began as a sans-serif, but its footing, in the form of tiny round lachrymal terminals, roots it and transforms it into a semi-serif. From there the tendrils spiral especially in the uppercase letters, with their echoes of nautilus shells we held to our ears to hear the ocean and embrace slender, airy ascenders that tenderly but determinedly rise heavenward.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on January 18, 2013, 05:37pm EST

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