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Harri Font Family was designed by Juan Luis Blanco and published by Blancoletters. Harri contains 5 styles and family package options.

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About Harri Font Family

Harri –“stone” in Basque language– is a display font based on the peculiar letter forms used in signs and fascias all over the Basque Country. This idiosyncratic lettering style, very often used as an identity signifier, evolved from ancient inscriptions carved on gravestones which can still be found in the French part of the Basque Country (Behe Nafarroa, Lapurdi and Zuberoa).Harri takes some of its more significant features from those engraved letter forms, but also from the current overemphasized shapes derived from them, while keeping in sight their antecessors: the Romanesque inscriptions and ultimately the Roman Capitals. Gerard Unger once said “the black version of a font is a caricature of the regular”. This may explain how the odd heavy shapes in use in the Basque Country today might have evolved from their engraved roots, which are already an interpretation of Romanesque and Roman letter forms.

This evolution is echoed in Harri through its weights, from the clean formal Roman-inspired light to the extreme expressive Basque-style extra bold.

Designers: Juan Luis Blanco

Publisher: Blancoletters

Foundry: Blancoletters

Design Owner: Blancoletters

MyFonts debut: May 6, 2020


About Blancoletters

Blancoletters is a Basque Country based independent type foundry specialized in quality type projects, both custom and retail. Blancoletters is the commercial name of Juan Luis Blanco, a graphic designer, type designer and calligrapher based in Zumaia (Basque Country). He has specialized in multi-script font families comprising Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic and Tifinagh scripts. Currently he combines typography and calligraphy workshops with typographic projects, that focus in the Basque lettering style as well as multi script typefaces.

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