About Fieldwork Font Family
Fieldwork’s PDF Type Specimen
brings back the manual tradition of typography production, veering away from lab interpolations. Each of its 24 variants was drawn based on optical evaluation; many of its curves and details were specifically adjusted for each weight, reformulating them to better suit the requirements of the distinct stroke weighs.
It is the product of a collaborative effort by the TipoType team, combining their personal strengths and “most importantly” their enriching individual outlooks to achieve a more versatile and fresh outcome. Its shapes successfully combine geometric strokes (in the Geo variants) with the humanistic warmth of the double-storey glyphs (like a and g in the Hum variant) in a system that grows with alternates, swashes and the corresponding italics for every weight.
It includes a very thorough coverage for a wide variety of Latin alphabet-based language families.
Special thanks to:
• José “Pollo” Perdomo: Font production assistent.
• Rasmus Jappe Kristiansen: Detroit City project
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.