A Craftsman’s Approach to Type Design
Today we would like to introduce you to Parisian type foundry MA-MA Type, which has a special appreciation for the craft and artisan approach to type design:
MA-MA Type is a small-scale type foundry based in Paris, France. It was founded in 2021 by Maxime Fittes as an open creative space allowing the making of singular fonts. The foundry believes in values of craftsmanship and is devoted to the making of context-related typefaces that tell their own story. As an independent foundry, MA-MA Type claims its freedom from type industry standardization. This translates into a specific creative process which the foundry tailors to each new release. Alongside its retail catalog, the type foundry designs custom typefaces for cultural projects: identities, magazines, etc.
Typefaces distributed by MA-MA Type:
Fork is a monospaced typeface designed as an exploration of geometry and simplicity. The overall sharpness of shapes brings a mechanical flavor to the characters as well as a singular typographic color.
Marcus is an uppercase-only display typeface which draws inspiration from old film titles and handcrafted signages. Its letters are inspired by Roman square capitals with condensed proportions.
Packer is a monospaced typeface designed as a cheerful alternative to monotonous office aesthetics. Its round and generous shapes offer a counterweight to the technical tone of fixed-width characters.
Ziggy is a strong display typeface inspired by hand-painted letterings found on boat hulls. Odd details and awkwardness features have been preserved to give its letters their distinctive identity.
Foundry: MA-MA Type
Designer: Maxime Fittes
Styles and Weights: From Thin to Bold with matching Italics
Formats: otf, woff, woff2, eot
Price Single Style: from € 50.–
Price Full Family: from € 120.–
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