Vagebond

Vagebond C

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Credits

Designer(s)
Rene Verkaart
Foundry(ies)
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Release Year
2003
Country of Origin
Netherlands

Background

Vagebond is a monoline family in three widths, Condensed ©, Normal (N), and Extended (XT). With Vagebond I was inspired by a very old television I once saw on a junkyard. I wanted to create a typeface with round edges that would fit within the 4 × 3 proportion of the screen. It had to be monoline, because that gives it a very simplistic and minimalistic look.

Having created the XT width I felt it needed the both complementing widths to make it complete.

The Condensed version, for me, is the funky rounded version of the DIN. I love DIN, but it sometimes feels just a bit to ‘normed’ for me. Vagebond C brings in a bit more personality.

Although Vagebond looks kinda ‘oldstyle’, it works very well in futuristic designs. It feels best in combination with a super futuristic 3d object.

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Last edited by Rene Verkaart on April 8, 2011, 08:11am EST

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