Horizon

Task

to design a typeface that can be a center of attraction.

Solution

Horizon is an extra-wide jobbing grotesque typeface that strives to be monospace.

The letters are characterized by closed apertures, horizontal serifs and increased height of uppercase letters relative to lowercase.

The typeface’s aspiration to be monospace defined its two key features:

1. Horizon’s round letters are not ovals but rather rectangles with rounded corners. This makes the typed matter denser and more massive.

 

1. Horizon’s round letters are not ovals but rather rectangles with rounded corners. This makes the typed matter denser and more massive.

 

2. Exaggerated ink traps make the face look fresher and more modern as well as serve to maintain the uniformity of size when approaching monospace proportions.

As a result, letters stand close together like bricks, creating smooth dense rows with a diverting pattern.

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The typeface works well in smaller sizes. Any pair of the face’s characters can be used as favicons, avatars and logos.

One example of this is the use of Horizon in Art. Lebedev Studio Periodic Table of Elements for which it was originally created.

For more details see the table announcement.

Horizon varies in style from thin to extra-bold.

Light styles differ from bold not only by the width but also the slant of diagonal strokes that changes along with the size of ink traps.

The typeface contains Cyrillic and extended Latin alphabets, fractions, math and currency symbols. It’s a good and mature typeface.

art director

  • Sergey Kulinkovich

designer

  • Taisiya Lushenko

secret advisor

  • Alexey Malkov

project manager

  • Anastasia Ulyanova
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