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Individual Styles from $19.00
Complete family of 5 fonts: $69.00
Quimera Font Family was designed by Alejandro Lo Celso and published by PampaType. Quimera contains 5 styles and family package options.

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About Quimera Font Family

A happy, and delicate family, available in 5 weights. Being very legible in small sizes, it pays tribute to French designer Roger Excoffon, particularly to his Antique Olive type. Antique Olive combines two features which inspired the design of Quimera: a large x-height with open counters which ensures legibility at tiny body sizes; and letterforms with a horizontal stress which contradicts the logics of calligraphic tradition (thick verticals, thin horizontals). Quimera has a typical sanserif stroke modulation, but letters have a very thin, capricious serif, which helps to keep the texline's continuity. This 'genetic' contradiction is the reason for its name: Khimera, as it would be a 'sanserif avec'!

Designers: Alejandro Lo Celso

Publisher: PampaType

Foundry: PampaType

Original Foundry: unknown

Design Owner: PampaType

MyFonts debut: Mar 29, 2002


About PampaType

PampaType was founded in 2001 by Alejandro Lo Celso with the idea of developing fine typefaces with a singular Latin flavor. Alejandro has worked as an art director in Buenos Aires, a professor in Mexico, and has studied type design in Europe. “Naturally your education and your beliefs all travel with you and are present in everything you do,” he said in his Creative Characters interview. “I think my experiences have made me more aware of the cultural context of things. Typography is a universe of subtle differences. So you need sharp intellectual tools in order to deal with its huge variety.” His letterforms are striking and adventurous; simultaneously useable and great fun.

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