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Banto

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The Latin style of typefaces was first made popular in the last half of the nineteenth century and solely intended for display use. It's characterised by large, sharp, triangular serifs and bold unapologetic shapes. Since its introduction the Latin genre has seen extensive use as a loud display font in advertising and packaging. Interestingly the style is prominent in old spirits packaging, namely whiskey and gin labels.

Banto takes it's cues from the latin genre but it's not a revival or even a homage. The shapes are designed in a much more subtle and controlled manner, making the typeface usable in running text as well as display typography. Typographic usability is also apparent in the broad range of styles; six weights with corresponding italics. Contrary to its source of inspiration, Banto has a relatively high curve tension which makes rounded shapes appear squarish in appearance, giving the typeface a unique character.

Banto has twelve styles from Extralight to Extrabold including italics. The upright styles have latin language support and a full set of punctuation and most symbols, apart from the more obscure ones.

Banto is my interpretation of a spiky wedge serif typeface originally inspired by old whiskey and gin labels. The sharp serifs combined with squarish curves give Banto a bucketload of attitude, without sacrificing functionality. The range of styles makes Banto usable for both running text and display typography.

Banto currently has twelve styles from Extralight to Extrabold including italics. The upright styles have latin language support and a full set of punctuation and most symbols, apart from the more obscure ones.


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CONTACT

teo@teotuominen.com

+358 503005654

CONTACT

teo@teotuominen.com

+358 503005654

CONTACT
teo@teotuominen.com
+358 503005654

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