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Ulga Grid

Ulga Grid

by ULGA Type
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Complete family of 2 fonts: $26.00
Ulga Grid Font Family was designed by Michael Gills and published by ULGA Type. Ulga Grid contains 2 styles and family package options.

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About Ulga Grid Font Family

Update November 2022: ULGA Grid now features an oblique variant. It’s also been expanded into a family of different but related designs with the addition of ULGA Grid Solid and ULGA Grid Rounded typeface families. All variants and new designs are monospaced, sharing the same width as the original ULGA Grid font and matching character sets.

The character set has also been enlarged and now supports Western Europe, Vietnamese, Central/Eastern Europe, Baltic, Turkish and Romanian.

ULGA Grid is a modular, monospaced typeface reminiscent of the old Letraset LCD & Quartz typefaces from the 1970/80s with lots of alternative characters and ornaments to bring a fresh twist to the genre.

The idea’s seed germinated while I was going through a phase of binge watching my favourite 1980/90s sci-fi movies (classics such as Terminator, Total Recall and RoboCop). However, perception and reality don’t always align. Thirty years later, when compared to today’s technology, some visual elements look kind of outdated, almost Retro Futuristic.

The initial design process started out in Adobe Illustrator when I constructed letters from a few geometric shapes within a square block. Just playing around with different shapes was so engrossing that it wasn’t long before there were enough characters for a basic typeface. The project grew again as I experimented with designs within the shapes and set paragraphs of text in patterns, resulting in over a hundred alternative characters and ornaments, some of which double up as border designs.

This typeface may be square but it’s anything but boring. What it lacks in legibility ULGA Grid makes up for in style and the end result is a surprisingly versatile typeface that you'll have fun using for a wide range of display purposes including CD covers, posters, packaging, advertising, brochures and film titles. Ironically, the fixed grid structure frees the characters to create patterns of text not possible with variable widths.

Designers: Michael Gills

Publisher: ULGA Type

Foundry: ULGA Type

Design Owner: ULGA Type

MyFonts debut: Aug 28, 2020

Ulga Grid

About ULGA Type

ULGA Type is a small type foundry run by Michael Gills and based near Norfolk in the East of England. I design predominantly display fonts sprinkled with the occasional multi-weight typeface family (when time permits). ¶ My typeface families and fonts are generally characterised by designs that are well-crafted with a pinch of quirkiness, versatile and provide extensive European language support. For my display fonts, I try to inject some fun into the designs, adding lots of alternatives, ligatures and symbols . ¶ Alongside type design, my range of work encompasses monogram & logo designs, custom font designs, hand lettering and a bit of calligraphy.

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