Αtypical is an independent commercial type foundry that offers original text and display typefaces that are in line with current designers’ needs – helping in this way face contemporary design challenges and problems. Atypical fonts are available in a wide variety of styles, weights and languages, supporting more than 200 latin based languages, plus Greek. In addition, atypical aims at becoming a welcoming platform for young type designers to showcase and promote their work.
Apart from the type foundry’s website and corresponding e-shop, two main items have been created as means to showcasing and promoting the available typefaces: a) The Atypical Specimens Book Vol. 1 is an “atypical” specimens book showcasing all the available typefaces. A specimens book which does not focus on detailed technical information (such as historical references, morphological analysis, type sizes, leading, OT features, etc.); instead, it tries to focus on the inherent style that the Atypical fonts try to convey, and communicate as clear as possible the postmodern character, the motivation and the inexhaustible passion that guided the creation of Atypical from its very beginning b) The Atypical Retro Fonts Inspiration Poster is showcasing the initial inspiration for the design of Atypical retro fonts (namely Friday, Marx, Burger, Walter and Cornelius). It has been screen printed on 300gr Bristol paper (cream) in two color variations: red/blue and (very subtle) pearly gold/blue. Ιt ιs available in a limited number of numbered copies (a total of 100 posters).