Tobu means ‘to jump’ in Japanese. I came across a haiku by Matsuo Bashô wich reads: The old pond… a frog jumps in… the sound of water (Furu ike ya… kawazu tobikomu… mizu no oto). The font is named Tobu because of its jumpy character: it doesn't have a real baseline, which makes it playful and fun to use. Tobu comes with a pond full of diacritics.
Belleville FY is an original 16 retro and modern fonts family, inspired at the same time by New art mouvement, graffitis, 19th century wood type, and modern slab fonts.
Each style has specific shapes and serifs which give it a special look, depending of the mood you choose. Because each of them is based on the same structure, you can easily mix them to create unique sets, offering you endless possibilities.
Belleville is well suited for logos, headlines, packaging, posters, signage and every project you want.