Manosque

Suggested $3.00

This item will be released at a future date.

Status: Funding

Manosque is a font inspired by lettering found in the train station of Manosque (a city in the south of France), and that is also based on other letterforms used in public signs and transportation during the early 20th century in France.

Supporters: 27. Goal: 250 people

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Font Details

When I was researching the designs that inspired this typeface, I found that drawing them with a flat brush was a good way to harmonise the shapes coming from its different sources, so that’s how Manosque in its present aspect was born. I like to picture it as a hand-painted sign on the wall of a train station.

Currently, Manosque already has a basic set letters (a-z, lowercase and uppercase), some diacritics but no punctuation, figures or other symbols. Drawing quality will continue to improve a bit in the future. Kerning and spacing are unfinished. That’s why I need your help to make this into a completely usable font, and to fully develop all of its features.

The final version will contain a variable font with one axis (weight), but you’ll also be able to use its various weights through different font files, that will be provided with the final release.

Designed by

Ariel Martín Pérez is a type designer, graphic designer and illustrator based in Paris. He's part of his local open-source community and conducts lots of creative workshops. arielgraphisme.com I'm a freelance art director and illustrator based in Paris (I'm originally from the Canary Islands). I also design typefaces, some of which I have published on my own or through the Velvetyne Type Foundry. My published fonts include Ouroboros (a psychedelic art-nouveau font), Générale Station (a monospaced geometric font with double-space capital alternates) and Brassia (an experimental font inspired by solarpunk). I'm also a frequent collaborator of other open-source type projects, reviewing the spacing and kerning and enhancing the language support of my colleague's fonts.

Font Details

When I was researching the designs that inspired this typeface, I found that drawing them with a flat brush was a good way to harmonise the shapes coming from its different sources, so that’s how Manosque in its present aspect was born. I like to picture it as a hand-painted sign on the wall of a train station.

Currently, Manosque already has a basic set letters (a-z, lowercase and uppercase), some diacritics but no punctuation, figures or other symbols. Drawing quality will continue to improve a bit in the future. Kerning and spacing are unfinished. That’s why I need your help to make this into a completely usable font, and to fully develop all of its features.

The final version will contain a variable font with one axis (weight), but you’ll also be able to use its various weights through different font files, that will be provided with the final release.

Proposed language support: Latin-based European languages (Western Europe, Central Europe and South Eastern Europe), lining figures and a collection of marks and symbols.