Polygraph: a Playful Typeface from Pintassilgo Prints

Love 
0
Stumble
http://dsgn.me/enm270
April 26, 2011
884 views
0

Polygraph: a Playful Typeface from Pintassilgo Prints

Design, type, polygraph

We're loving this fun-loving typeface: Polygraph by Pintassilgo Prints, a type foundry in Brazil.

Design, type, polygraph
Design, type, polygraph
Design, type, polygraph

Stocked by YouWorkForThem, the Polygraph's design and hand-drawn flair was inspired by the posters of polish artist Leszek Zebrowski.

"Polygraph is a highly unusual face. Packed with eccentric alternates, it is an all-caps font with four exchangeable variations for each letter. These alternates are programmed to cycle when the font is used in OpenType-savvy programs, creating a random effect on glyphs distribution. The resulting pieces are truly outstanding, with an audacious handmade twist, [or] when you need a more well-behaved look, but still with a subtle hand-drawn flair, turn off the contextual alternates and set text in uppercase."

Design, type, polygraph
Design, type, polygraph
Design, type, polygraph

Some other posts you might enjoy on our design blog:

Font Inspired Logo Design at YouWorkForThem
Styrofoam Cup Typography by Derek Munn
The Extraordinary People Campaign by Ideas Factory

Via The Hickensian

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

Featured Job

Graphic Designer / London, UK

Join the Conversation

  • Facebook

    Like Design.org on Facebook.

  • Daily Inspiration Email

    Receive a daily email with Design Blog highlights. Subscribe

  • Newsletter

    Our monthly design newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.
    Subscribe