About this font family
In parts of Africa, in the poorer, rural and peri-urban areas there are many small shops or convenience stores which are called “Spaza” shops. The owners of these shops often don't have access to commercial signwriting and write their signs themselves. The font “Spaza” is based on these hand-lettered signs. This lettering has a refreshing simplicity and spontaneity, yet retains great legibility.
In the font “Spaza”, there are three styles:
- Spaza Regular - with normal upper and lower case; More…
- Spaza Small Caps - in which the lower case is a true “small caps” and not a shrunken version of the upper case (generated by the operating system);
- Spaza Double Caps - in which the lower case characters have been replaced by an alternate set of capital letters. The font thus contains two sets of differing upper case characters. You can use characters from both these sets to give a true feeling of randomness because if the same character occurs twice in a word, different versions of the character can be used.
Spaza can be used with great effect in a great variety of applications such as advertisements, flyers, posters and in magazine pages.
Spaza contains a full character set and has been carefully spaced and kerned.