Protest Grotesk Thin / Protest Grotesk Light / Protest Grotesk Regular / Protest Grotesk Book / Protest Grotesk Medium / Protest Grotesk Semibold / Protest Grotesk Bold


Protest Grotesk is a sans serif type family, inspired by geometric typefaces of the early 20th century, especially designs by German typographers Paul Renner and Arno Drescher. Instead of insisting on pure geometrical shapes and font skeletons, Protest Grotesk is optimized for maximum readability and easy handling on digital devices as well as print applications. By choosing double-storey “a” and “g”, as well as using slightly sharper angles on curved stroke endings, classic geometric font characteristics are reinterpreted. Thus Protest Grotesk becomes a hybrid of modernist type design principles and current aesthetical tendencies. In addition to three width, tight, text and wide, there will be an option to steplessly interpolate between widths via a variable font feature, so the possibilities for handling different text widths in layout columns will be strongly extended.

All styles of Protest Grotesk will be released in summer of 2021, for updates please feel free to signup to the Stereo Typefaces newsletter.

Protest Grotesk

Grotesk Protest

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Protest Grotesk Thin / Protest Grotesk Light / Protest Grotesk Regular / Protest Grotesk Book / Protest Grotesk Medium / Protest Grotesk Semibold / Protest Grotesk Bold


Protest Grotesk is a sans serif type family, inspired by geometric typefaces of the early 20th century, especially designs by German typographers Paul Renner and Arno Drescher. Instead of insisting on pure geometrical shapes and font skeletons, Protest Grotesk is optimized for maximum readability and easy handling on digital devices as well as print applications. By choosing double-storey “a” and “g”, as well as using slightly sharper angles on curved stroke endings, classic geometric font characteristics are reinterpreted. Thus Protest Grotesk becomes a hybrid of modernist type design principles and current aesthetical tendencies. In addition to three width, tight, text and wide, there will be an option to steplessly interpolate between widths via a variable font feature, so the possibilities for handling different text widths in layout columns will be strongly extended.

All styles of Protest Grotesk will be released in summer of 2021, for updates please feel free to signup to the Stereo Typefaces newsletter.

Giallo Mono / Giallo Roman


Giallo originally has been designed as non-proportional monospaced custom font for web usage, but a true Roman style soon followed up. Its features reach out to 16th century Italian old style serif fonts such as “Gros Cicero” by Robert Granjon, as well as being influenced by specific gestures in the design of C. H. Albert Anklam’s / Heinz König’s 1888 published “Römische Antiqua”. Giallo bridges a gap between traditional calligraphic warmth and a geometrical approach to the letter construction. Besides this formative stylistics, that guarantees clear readability even in small text sizes. Experimenting with interpolation from Mono to Roman, the idea came up to implement a slightly smaller width to the regular variable Roman cut. This makes Giallo more versatile for setting up proper text, wether it is for print or digital applications.

Giallo Mono / Roman and their equivalent oblique styles will be released in summer of 2021, available in different variable style sets and as single cuts for desktop as well as web usage. For updates sign up to the Stereo Typefaces newsletter.

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Giallo Mono / Giallo Roman


Giallo originally has been designed as non-proportional monospaced custom font for web usage, but a true Roman style soon followed up. Its features reach out to 16th century Italian old style serif fonts such as “Gros Cicero” by Robert Granjon, as well as being influenced by specific gestures in the design of C. H. Albert Anklam’s / Heinz König’s 1888 published “Römische Antiqua”. Giallo bridges a gap between traditional calligraphic warmth and a geometrical approach to the letter construction. Besides this formative stylistics, that guarantees clear readability even in small text sizes. Experimenting with interpolation from Mono to Roman, the idea came up to implement a slightly smaller width to the regular variable Roman cut. This makes Giallo more versatile for setting up proper text, wether it is for print or digital applications.

Giallo Mono / Roman and their equivalent oblique styles will be released in summer of 2021, available in different variable style sets and as single cuts for desktop as well as web usage. For updates sign up to the Stereo Typefaces newsletter.

Skyline Compressed / Skyline Semi Compressed / Skyline Condensed / Skyline Semi Condensed / Skyline Regular / Skyline Semi Expanded / Skyline Expanded / Skyline Semi Ultra Expanded / Skyline Ultra Expanded


In 2017 Skyline started off as a super compressed headline font with extra high x-height and first beta appearances in mostly poster and layout oriented designs. During drawing process, its narrow origin cut became more and more one of the main shaper for the whole Skyline family. Besides that, questions on how we perceive typefaces today and why we are more used to specific (sans-serif) character styles than others, had a huge influence on the design. Research on early 20th century poster fonts and looking beyond western design habits all the way back to Russian constructivism’s typography, as well as the undeniable legacy of the Suisse style, highly drove Skyline’s development. One of its distinctive variable feature is, to interpolate fluently between high compression and extreme width (work in progress), which makes Skyline a flexible workhorse for all sorts of analog to digitally interactive purposes.

Skyline‘s compressed cuts will be released in autumn 2021, text and ultra expanded versions soon after. For updates sign up to the Stereo Typefaces newsletter.

Skyline

Skyline

Skyline Compressed / Skyline Semi Compressed / Skyline Condensed / Skyline Semi Condensed / Skyline Regular / Skyline Semi Expanded / Skyline Expanded / Skyline Semi Ultra Expanded / Skyline Ultra Expanded


In 2017 Skyline started off as a super compressed headline font with extra high x-height and first beta appearances in mostly poster and layout oriented designs. During drawing process, its narrow origin cut became more and more one of the main shaper for the whole Skyline family. Besides that, questions on how we perceive typefaces today and why we are more used to specific (sans-serif) character styles than others, had a huge influence on the design. Research on early 20th century poster fonts and looking beyond western design habits all the way back to Russian constructivism’s typography, as well as the undeniable legacy of the Suisse style, highly drove Skyline’s development. One of its distinctive variable feature is, to interpolate fluently between high compression and extreme width (work in progress), which makes Skyline a flexible workhorse for all sorts of analog to digitally interactive purposes.

Skyline‘s compressed cuts will be released in autumn 2021, text and ultra expanded versions soon after. For updates sign up to the Stereo Typefaces newsletter.

Automat Square / Automat Circle / Automat Spike


Automat is a modular, grid-based variable typeface system available in three different styles. Influenced by the systematic work of Wim Crouwel and Karl Gerstner in the 1960s and 1970s as well as later digital reinterpretations in the 1990s, Automat complements them by adding the possibility to steplessly manipulate the typeface in a broad design frame. With two adjustable axes, unconsidered compositions can be generated, legibility can be dissolved and unpreditermined images can be developed. Access a free-to-use design tool, which helps generate unconventional images and aims to change the designers thought process by adding a factor of generative randomness and unpredictability to the creative approach.

Automat is open-source and free to use — generate compositions in the browser application and instantly download them to your computer. Feel free to leave us feedback via Mail — Stereo Typefaces would appreciate being mentioned in the final design result.

Stereo Magazine Vol 1 »Type as Image« is the first issue of a publication format, using typography — mainly variable typefaces — in order to explore several methods of image generating, composition building and form-finding. The magazine was produced in a small printrun. Feel free to contact us via Mail if you are interested.

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stereotypefaces.com is an online platform focusing on variable font research, generative design tools and contemporary type design. Non-digitally based in Berlin and Stuttgart, constant works on text and display typefaces for flexible usage is on the agenda. Three type families, Protest Grotesk, Giallo and Skyline, will be released for retail in the course of 2021. Until then, the generative open-source toolkit Automat is free to use here. Samples of our typefaces, as well as updates on upcoming releases can be requested via Mail.

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