After the popular successes of Exocet and Mason, Emigre has once again teamed up with Jonathan Barnbrook to bring you his latest venture into type land. Priori is a logical progression from Mason, a typeface he designed around ten years ago. Where Mason was designed purely for display purposes and featured only caps, Priori includes lower case, companion serif and sans serif versions, alternates and, according to its creator, is shooting for text face status - a bold claim from a designer who loves to wear his influences on his sleeve and who has little use for typography that aspires to be “neutral” or “transparent.”
Hopeless Diamond is a contemporary display type inspired by the dimensionality of 19th Century carved lettering and signage.
These new designs were reminiscent of the radical forms of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber and the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Strike Aircraft which provided additional inspiration.
Melancholia is a delicate sans serif with an alternative set of swash characters normally only used in calligraphic serif fonts. The italic is not a redrawn sloped version of the roman, it is based on ‘original italics’ such as Garamond.
Regime is based on 19th century slab serif British ‘Empire’ letterforms. Redrawn, made a little more contemporary, a little more playful and with alternate weights featuring more experimental characters.