In a spirit of experimentation and creating something totally unique, we introduced a straight, horizontal line into every single letterform of Lineca. Even the (traditionally) round ones.
Fonts with straight terminals and descenders are all the rage, but we decided to push the straight-edged aesthetic even further with F37 Lineca.
F37 Lineca is a concept-driven typeface, that started life with the idea of attempting to strengthen the horizontal reading direction by introducing left-to-right lines into the body of each character. We decided to explore this idea using a geometric sans (which already plays with the idea of linearity) as a jumping off point.
Clearly, many letterforms lend themselves well to strong horizontals, but the counters of the rounder letters posed the biggest challenge. After much trial and error, we landed on a form that became the defining feature of the Lineca type family.
This was achieved by flattening out the inner counters at their vertical extremes. At larger sizes, this gave the font a distinct letter shape, which slightly messes with your eyes. While at smaller sizes, there was only a hint of a unique horizontal emphasis, so as not to compromise reading comfort.
F37 Lineca applies this unique letterform to all its 15 weights; from the delicate 10-units thick Hair10, all the way to the uncompromising Heavy. These 15 weights are further complemented by a 12° italic, bringing the total number of fonts in the family to 30.
Case Sensitive Forms
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