edition

2014

title

“Alterno” typeface design

author

David Chmela (SK)

e-mail

david@chmelastudio.com

project website

http://typemedia2014.com/alterno

degree

M.A. project

school

Royal Academy of Art in the Hague

Department of Type and Media

supervisor

Erik van Blokland, Peter Verheul, Paul van der Laan

This design began with research on the pairing of upright and italic styles. The designer analyzed the rhythm and typographic color. The resulting typeface was designed for book and magazine layouts, but can also be successfully used for headlines. Although the italic is very idiosyncratic, the designer managed to strike a balance between remaining true to his individual style and the type’s functionality. The font has an extended repertoire of glyphs with diacritics that are well designed for many languages. The typeface has been designed in regular and bold.