Corpulent

Corpulent is an accidential font, whose ductus is brought almost to the point of illegibility It demands courage from a user and an element of co-operation from the reader, but it rewards both with an extremely unforgettable graphic experience. Super-thick, soft, round shapes may remind you of an older dame, capable of filling any available space with a mass of fluid material and a heavy scent of perfume. Letters inflated almost to the point of bursting have no eyes to help identify individual characters, but each glyph of the type family is still recognisable due to its unique shape. Typophiles, scientists and other extremists are catered for by a set of fractions and mathematical symbols.

Corpulent mostly brings to mind construction principles thoroughly studied primarily in the eighties of the last century. So if the lyrics of Eyes Without a Face resonate in your mind, your legs turn numb in super-tight trousers, and your shoulders are adorned with strands of perm hair, this is the font for you. It’ll do its fair share of work in poster and magazine use, or as a stencil for labelling crates with building materials or other. We would find it difficult to recommend it as a font for traffic signs or information systems.

 

Design: Tomáš Brousil
Number of fonts in a family: 1
Number of glyphs per font: 378
Release date: 2007

 

OpenType Features:
Localized Forms (locl)