About Jeanne Moderno Font Family
Jeanne Moderno is a revisionary type family.
A synthesis of Bodoni Italic and 19th Century Ultra-Bold "Fat Faces"—distilled with personality taken from early 20th Century Modernists; the Futurists, Dadaists, Suprematists, Constructivists.
Historically, Jeanne Moderno could have appeared on the scene around 1918—after the First World War—when new cultural movements, manifestos, theories and countertheories shaped art, industry and society.
Spatter in a few later influences—from De Stijl, the Bauhaus, the types of Herbert Bayer, Josef Albers, Paul Renner—plus a twist of Art Deco and High Fashion—Jeanne Moderno is a remanifestation of 19th + 20th Century Modernist thinking; traditional + revisionist, raw and elegant!
Jeanne Moderno can best be used for magazines, advertising, posters, flyers, fashion reports, letterpress experiments, silkscreen endeavors, exhibitions, DMV signage, paper money, revolutionary political statements as well as formal declarations of peace or war.
Jeanne Moderno is about the future, the past. The Avant-Garde. Humanist geometry + vintage footwear. Form, function, style, art and life.
is a trademark of Steve Mehallo.
About steve mehallo
Freelance graphic designer steve mehallo originally started designing fonts for his own use.
And each font exploration became niche experiments all their own; mehallo develops his typefaces typically as a response to a design problem, a historical quandary or as a need for that perfect font for a certain job. Precise outlines, even on the rough stuff, are all part of mehallo's typographic repertoire.
Today, custom font development and logo renderings are a speciality. All of his fonts have deep roots, detailed design research is behind every letter – mehallo also teaches graphic design history and typography courses in one of his other lives.
steve's fonts have also been available thru Monotype, Linotype, Psy/Ops, Ascender Corp, FontShop and ITC.