About Ekko Font Family
Ekko is a typeface that gives you tools to be creative.
Indeed, it contains more than 1300 alternate glyphs.
By combining these alternate glyphs between them, you can design real vertical ligatures.
The graphic possibilities are numerous and various.
Ekko gives you the opportunity to play, to experiment and to discover, in order to associate the various vertical ligatures between them, in a balanced and harmonious way.
Thus, Ekko makes it possible to express the musicality of each word, and to give a specific, original and unique rhythm to each composition.
Following the spirit of jazz music: nothing is predefined, but everything remains open.
Be creative and enjoy!
We recommend that you use Ekko with a line spacing suitable to the font size with a ratio between 0,54 and 0,6. For example, if the font size is 100 pts, the best line spacing will be between 54 and 60 pts.
In order to give the best flexibility to Ekko, you can also find, through other alternate glyphs, different widths for each letter (except: M, N, V and W in uppercase).
Each letter, lowercase and uppercase combined, is thus available in dimensions: 3x8, 5x8 and 7x8.
Ekko also contains 28 horizontal ligatures.
About L'île Foundry
In 2015 Angela Ippolito, an italian architect, and Jérémy Ruiz, a french graphic designer, founded L'île, a creative design studio. In 2021 they created L'île Foundry, an independent digital type foundry based in Milan.The name of both the studio and the foundry comes from the book La Possibilité d'une île by Michel Houellebecq (There exists in the midst of time / The possibility of an island). L'île Foundry offers a privileged space for experimentation and seeks to give typography a double identity: both an artistic creation in itself and an instrument of communication, a tool for conveying messages. At the same time unique and singular work, but nevertheless readable by all.