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Materia Pro

Materia™ Pro

by Elsner+Flake
Individual Styles from $79.00
Complete family of 8 fonts: $349.00
Materia Pro Font Family was designed by Gerd Sebastian Jakob, Joerg Ewald Meißner and published by Elsner+Flake. Materia Pro contains 8 styles and family package options.

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About Materia Pro Font Family

Minimal, modular, modern—at first glance, Materia shows a contemporary flair, combining pure, strong geometrical form with a subtle, distinct appearance. Actually, the design was inspired by lettering from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century that still can be found in the East of France. While its formal origins date back as far as this, revived e. g. by the constructivists into the nineteen twenties and later on by Dutch information designer Wim Crouwel in the nineteen-sixties, the visual language of Materia still speaks of the »future«. Following a minimalistic concept the font is formally built on a grid. Wherever optical curves are needed for a smoother, more comfortable shape of letters than a simple rectangular block, diagonals cut off the egdes – like a diamond is cut to achieve more beauty. Thus headlines and texts set in Materia are given a certain »egdy« feeling, whereas their tonality is still kept well-balanced, keeping concentation all on information in a nonconfomist way. Materia comes in eight styles, from elegant Thin to attention-forcing Ultra. Even a regular Italic is available, following the classic type-set-principle. Two of the styles are explicitly designed for display use, Shadow and Code. Both are ready for combinations with Bold or each other respectively, the layering of Shadow and Code e. g. allows astonishing effects or highlighting within the letters. For OpenType-users Materia is a real Pro, containing accented Latin letters for over 70 languages, small caps, old style, tabular and lining figures and special condensed titling all caps for cases in which space is all that counts. How useful all of the above mentioned is may be seen in the book David Lynch – Lithos, designed by Koma Amok, published in 2010 by item éditions, Paris, and Hatje Cantz, Germany, which was typeset completely in Materia.

Designers: Gerd Sebastian Jakob, Joerg Ewald Meißner

Publisher: Elsner+Flake

Foundry: Elsner+Flake

Design Owner: Elsner+Flake

MyFonts debut: Jul 4, 2017

Materia™ Pro

About Elsner+Flake

About Elsner+FlakeIn March 1986 Veronika Elsner and Günther Flake founded their company Elsner+Flake Designstudios after ten years of freelance experience in the field of type design, typography and digitizing of fonts and logos. The general aim of the company is to create a continuously growing library of digital fonts. Today the Elsner+Flake Digital Library with a worldwide presentation and appreciation contains more than 2,500 fonts, which are available in Mac PostScript, PC PostScript and PC Truetype.Typography with a DifferenceElectronic modification is avoided, all italics are digitized from original artwork. Text and headline typefaces have matching cap heights and contain standard character layouts. Complete kerning tables guarantee a precise appearance and excellent legibility. Accents on caps and lowercase letters are individually designed. Many typefaces feature small caps and old style numbers. Most fonts are already completed with the new euro currency symbol.Partners WorldwideElsner+Flake cooperates worldwide with more than thirty-five business partners. In case of questions concerning the Elsner+Flake Digital Library or to order a specimen catalogue please contact the address given. We will introduce you to your closest Elsner+Flake distributor.

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