About Brother 1816 Font Family
This year we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first sans-serif typeface. and what better way to celebrate, than to design our own sans-serif!
Brother 1816 is a very flexible, multifaceted and solid typeface, mixing Geometric shapes with Humanistic strokes at the same time. You can choose between a pure geometric or humanistic style, or even mix the +20 alternate characters to create the feeling that you need for your projects. Its humanistic nature makes it easy to read, legible in small sizes; perfect for branding, editorial and signage.
Its geometric nature works for bigger applications in need of more personality, like branding, headlines, posters, etc... This makes Brother an excellent tool for an incredible wide range of uses. It has a total of 32 fonts, which are divided into 2 groups: normal (16 weights) & printed (16 weights). Each weight has +460 characters, +20 alternates, angular and straight edges, swashes, fractions, ordinals and much more.... Brother has also been specially designed for web (using hinting instructions), making it work in small and large sizes on different types of screen resolutions.
Founded in 2009 by Vicente Lamónaca and Martin Sommaruga, Tipotype is the first foundry to ever call Uruguay home. “Our common goal,” they say, “is to distribute contemporary typefaces while creating a platform that allows type designers to easily commercialize their work.” The foundry made its MyFonts debut with Economica and Quiroga Serif: the first Uruguayan fonts ever sold. Since then, the group’s bestselling typefaces have included a geometric sans with a humanistic softness, Mariné, and Libertad. Hoping to increase the presence of type designers in their home country, they say, “As we are the only type foundry in our country, we are trying to get new designers to start commercializing their typefaces with TipoType through MyFonts.” You can find more information about TipoType and its resident designers, in the July 2017 issue of Creative Characters.