Macula, the impossible typeface by Fonthausen
Macula was originally designed for a design pitch for the graphic design organisation in Breda, the Netherlands. After the pitch, the typeface was expanded with a complete Latin characterset. Each character has a counterpart.
The family consists of four styles, each built with opentype features like contextual alternates (re-orders the characters and their counterpart), stylistic alternates and extended kerning and local language features.
Fantastically Beautiful is actually a dream I had.
In my dream I remember colours and shapes, and the thing that impacted me the most that morning, was the only two words in the poster: “Fantastically Beautiful”. I needed to design that poster and materialize a vivid dream. Once I started, I found it imposible to use any type that could match that image in my head; I had to design a custom type.
The type is called fantastically and it was designed on something I remembered but couldn’t express instantly, neither verbally or graphically. A couple of sketches and the whole type was born on one concept. It was never easy but it felt natural, I would say supernatural…
Please note that these are not keyable fonts, they are vector files on illustrator. Each letterform need to be hand set and composed.
Download the files for free here
The only thing I ask in return is to see how you used it and a mention if possible.
This was an idea I had 3 years ago and never had time or money to start. Finally after almost a month of work I see my project come to life. Building a bicycle from scratch is a lot of work but fun, I had a little bit of help from the guys at iBike.
I have to say this is the most confortable bike I have ever tried. A little bit on the heavy side but fits perfect and handles great, solid.
Typeset in Helvetica Medium 198pt & 98pt
Frame: 56cm No brand Chromoly track frame & fork (made in Taiwan).
Handlebar: FSA XC-282 low riser
Headset: FSA orbit & Carbon Headset Spacers
Stem: Raceface Cadence 100ml -6
Wheels: Alex rims G6000
Tires: Continental Ultra Gatorskin 700×25
Seatpost: Generic Aluminum
Saddle: Selle Italia
Crankset: 46T/1/8″ Chainring Track 170mm arms
Chain: KMC 1/2″ x 1/8″ Freestyle Heavy Duty
Brake: Tektro R538
Seat Clamp: Amoeba
Bikes are the best…