The sources of inspiration for the Atyp typeface are spread out widely both stylistically and chronologically. The basic proportions of the uppercase refer to the elementary geometric constructions of the Bauhaus. The subtle details in the drawing of the characters and the microscopic adjustments, which evoke the illusion of uniformity and mechanical purity, pay homage to the rationalism of the typefaces popular in the International Style. The increased contrast of the joints of the bowls and shoulders in the Display weight, which in certain diagonal curves transition into almost deconstructive permutations. For a change these take delight in doing things on purpose, teasing readability and breaking the rules of the new millennium's typography.
Atyp was created by adapting a typeface originally made for a commercial television station. The potential of the neutral grotesque, proven by its excellent readability on screens, gave the impetus for its preparation into an extremely wide character set with full support for three language scripts.
Coherence across all eight key masters lays the groundwork ideally for using the variable font format. The key benefits of this technology are a significant reduction in data consumption in the case of web fonts, as well as an unlimited access to the full range of styles, which in turn is a significant benefit in the area of responsive design.
Design: Tomáš Brousil
Number of fonts in a family: 24 (Text Bold, Text Bold Italic, Text Semibold, Text Semibold Italic, Text Medium, Text Medium Italic, Text Regular, Text Italic, Text Light, Text Light Italic, Text Thin, Text Thin Italic, Display Bold, Display Bold Italic, Display Semibold, Display Semibold Italic, Display Medium, Display Medium Italic, Display Regular, Display Italic, Display Light, Display Light Italic, Display Thin, Display Thin Italic)
Number of glyphs per font: 1260
Release date: 2020
Discretionary Ligatures (dlig)
Old Style Numerals (onum)
Lining Figures (lnum)
Proportional Figures (pnum)
Tabular Figures (tnum)
Scientific Inferiors (sinf)
Localized Forms (locl)
Standard Ligatures (liga)
Case Sensitive Forms (case)
Slashed Zero (zero)
Stylistic Sets (salt ss01 – ss12)