Displaay type foundry introduces a not so Reckless font family
Type foundry Displaay started as a final MA project of Martin Vácha back in 2014. Vácha has focused on font sketching continually since 2008 - his love for graphic typography began during his first year of studies for the project Terrain magazine for which he modified Helvetica Textbook. Like all designers he was excited about the idea to create unique fonts for specific projects, so he has continued with this obsession until now.
Reckless is his latest project. The serif text font family with renaissance (old-style) look and a really raised x-height was designed during his internship at London University of Arts, “where I could study sources of serif renaissance fonts at UAL Saint Martins Library and Monotype Library. I also tried to add some strict and cold alternates (see alternative "a, g, r, t, y"). That was during the same time I fell in love in Paul Renner's first sketch of Futura (see Hellix font)” he says.
“Reckless is mainly inspirated by Plantin, Plantin Infant (about 1700 Robert Granjon, 1913 Frank Hinman Pierpont), all versions of Times, Times New Roman (1904 William Starling Burgess, 1931–1974 Stanley Morison, Victor Lardent) and all versions of Caslon (1722 William Calson)”.
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