Fantasia Sans Typeface
Fantasia Sans is a new sans serif typeface that spans in the gap between neo-grotesque and humanist sans serif, while maintaining a liberal style and deliberate visual idiosyncrasy. The metaphor of “fantasia” as a music form expresses this freedom of style, and the attitude with which the typeface was created.
While many modern typefaces embody idealized, mathematical proportion (which may be musically analogous to the forms of “sonata” or “fugue”), Fantasia Sans does not seek an internal, geometric or proportional logic. Rather, the typeface playfully mixes consistent letterform construction with several outlying, inconsistent glyphs for variety.
This specimen catalog outlines the conceptual underpinnings of Fantasia Sans with an essay, and provides details on the letterform constructions and design process.