Mantika Sans

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Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
Original Format
Digital
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humanist, sans, text

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J├╝rgen Weltin developed the Mantika Sans sans serif font using older designs for an serif font as his inspiration. Nothing more than the merest suggestion of the original serifs has survived. Bevelled line endings and the slight variation in thickness of verticals, in particular, provide Mantika Sans with a very dynamic character that evokes manuscript. Short ascenders and descenders give the font a compact appearance that is also underscored by its condensed proportions. Weltin has achieved his aim of producing a typeface with excellent legibility even in small sizes not just by means of the x-height, which is tall in comparison with the capital letters, but also by using clearly defined and well differentiated designs for critical letters, such as “i”, “I” and “l”. Lower case “i”, for example, has a serif while the “l” has a curved base.

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