Mala font family


Heute stellen wir euch die neue Schriftfamilie Mala der Foundry Bold Monday vor. Sie ist von Kartografie inspiriert und lässt sich genau für diese perfekt einsetzen. Mala besteht aus drei Weiten und 32 Schnitten und ist noch bis zum 15. November für 35 Euro pro Schnitt bei Bold Monday erhältlich.

Maps, of any kind, are complex and multilayered sources of information. They are not read continuously like books, but use type in a very different way. Mala by Barbara Bigosińska is designed for exactly that. With its extensive range of 32 styles in three different widths, the series enables clear labeling, distinction and structuring of information. At that, Mala doesn’t follow any particular existing style. It could be described as a quaint typeface of modern proportions and form model with a hint of “typewriter-feel”.

Mala’s basic styles of normal width are geared to setting texts in a wide range of sizes and length — from headlines to body copy to labels or glosses. The Condensed and Extended styles on the other hand are designed for extreme situations where one has to work with either plenty or very little space, for instance compact titles as well as sweeping, exuberant display typography. All styles include two sets of decorative swash capitals for extra lavish layouts and many OpenType features such as small caps, an extended set of ligatures, ornaments, arrows, different sets of numerals, fractions and ordinals — all across an extended Latin character set. A comprehensive type specimen designed by Barbara Bigosińska is available from our website.

The design of the Mala series started during the Type and Media course at the KABK in The Hague, 2013. The Development continued through to 2016. 

Bold Monday, founded in 2008 by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, is an independent Dutch type foundry. Its output strikes a balance between custom typefaces for high-profile international clients, and retail typefaces for discerning designers. Bold Monday is specialised in creating original, and sometimes slightly off-beat typefaces that are always executed with great care and attention to detail.

Foundry: Bold Monday
Designer: Barbara Bigosińska
Veröffentlichung: 10. Oktober 2016
Schnitte: 32 Schnitte und 3 Weiten
Preis pro Schnitt: ab 35,- Euro