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About Capo Font Family
The intention with Capo was to make a typeface with a pinched, angled connection between curves and verticals. We have explored this incised, cut motif previously on typefaces, most notably Noah, Sabre and Harbour. These have focussed more specifically on stone-cut forms. For Capo we wanted to mix the expressive quality of its ‘pinch’ idea with an overall aesthetic that could be applied to text rather than headline. So Capo has something of the function and warm, organic quality of Grotesque style typefaces. In Capo’s Bold and Black weights the sharpness of the letter shapes is more dramatic and emphasised, making for great effect for large-sized text. Why Capo? A capo is a device used on the neck of a stringed (typically fretted) instrument to shorten the playable length of the strings by pinching or clamping them in place, hence raising the pitch.
Designers: Gareth Hague
Design Owner: Alias
MyFonts debut: Sep 10, 2015
Alias was formed in 1996 by Gareth Hague and David James initially to develop into typefaces the bespoke lettering designs produced for their record cover and book projects. As well as typeface design, Alias has produced logotype designs for clients including Ghost, L.K.Bennett, MCQ, Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's, Lane Crawford, Calvin Klein Beauty fragrance and Prada Candy fragrance. For Prada Candy this included the development of the Prada logo into a full typeface. Typeface designs include headline typefaces for the 2012 Olympic Games and Sunday Times Magazine, and typeface and layout design for Another and Another Man magazines. Alias also works with design agencies and advertising agencies on typefaces for corporate clients and advertising campaigns. Graphic design includes music and arts related projects and book design for clients including Phaidon, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Tate Modern.
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