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OBO Classic

OBO Classic

by Juri Zaech
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OBO Classic Font Family was designed by Juri Zaech and published by Juri Zaech. OBO Classic contains 1 styles.

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About OBO Classic Font Family

OBO Classic is the second installment of the OBO series, a type collection based on a square. Every character is mapped on a 1x1 ratio which allows for horizontal and vertical settings alike. Or mixed, like crosswords.

OBO Classic is a display interpretation of a traditional Old-style Serif. The “distortion” which maps each character to a square creates unusual proportions to what we are used to from classic serif typefaces. The result is a monospaced font. While each individual letter feels conventional on its own, when brought together in words the result feels contemporary. Thanks to the square base vertical and horizontal – and mixed – settings are possible and easy to apply. There are a few exceptions for certain punctuation and special characters that are half the width for better spacing; and the word space’s width can easily be adjusted through OpenType stylistic sets. Talking about spacing, for strictly horizontal typesetting there is the option to turn on kerning for a number of characters to create a cleaner texture across words and phrases.

OBO Classic is best set in large sizes and is most comfortable in editorial and display settings. A series of icons complete the character set. A selection comes as pixel graphics which adds further contrast to the traditional legacy of the typeface.

Designers: Juri Zaech

Publisher: Juri Zaech

Foundry: Juri Zaech

Design Owner: Juri Zaech

MyFonts debut: Nov 16, 2022

OBO Classic

About Juri Zaech

Juri Zaech is recognized Art Director and type designer. Originally from Switzerland and having worked across Europe, he found his creative home in California.His typefaces are both utilitarian and artistic. They come packed with practical OpenType features to enhance usability and are also a canvas for striking design. Licensed by some of the most iconic brands in the world and your independent design studio alike, Juri’s typefaces are trusted tools for your creativity.

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