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August 13, 2011

Josefin Sans

Josefin Sans

Santiago Orozco

SIL Open Font License, 1.1

The idea for creating this typeface was to make it geometric, elegant and kind of vintage, especially for titling. It is based on Rudolf Koch's Kabel (1927), Rudolf Wolf's Memphis (1930),Paul Renner's Futura (1927).

My idea was to draw something with good style, that reflects Swedish design and their passion for a good lifestyle, and by default all other Scandinavian styles.

 

Something weird happened when I drew the letter "z": when I took my typography courses in college, I saw a very interesting typeface in a book, the New Universal Typeface "Newut" from André Baldinger (which I have loved since then), and after I finished the "z" I ran into Newut' site again and noticed that I had unconsciously drawn it with the same haircut.

The x-height is half way from baseline to caps height, unlike any other modern typeface.

I wanted to do something different with the ampersand, so I made three and will include them as alternates in future versions. This version also includes Old Style Numerals.

It took me about 1 month to draw 373 glyphs.

Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.
Ultra-Light 100 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Ultra-Light 100 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Book 300 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Book 300 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Normal 400 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Normal 400 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Semi-Bold 600 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Semi-Bold 600 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Bold 700 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Bold 700 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen

One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked.

Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.
Ultra-Light 100 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Ultra-Light 100 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Book 300 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Book 300 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Normal 400 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Normal 400 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Semi-Bold 600 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Semi-Bold 600 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Bold 700 Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen
Bold 700 italicGrumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen

One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked.

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