A Participative and Open Source Typeface Project
Synco lettershape, based on OCR, pays homage to Viafont, 1969, by Harry L. Preble for viatron, a producer of OCR machines. It was designed for a London based sportswear brand in 2015. Synco is now ready to be released. However we believe that as a Designer it is important to understand the distinction between a project based on historical references and strict revival methods from which we want to distance ourselves as we consider them to be more archaeological than design-related.
Altiplano aims to commercialize new and original designs. For this reason we are sharing it with our audience to allow designers to take advantage of it using the font or learning type design from observing, modifying and then creating new shapes. Synco is available under the SIL Open Font License.
Altiplano is looking for talented designers to make Synco project grow, reflecting the typographic needs of our time: character set, design statement, distribution goals, etc. Altiplano is glad to offer educational support, by focusing on method, tools and design during the troubled social distancing times we live in. Please apply by email to [email protected]. Share with us your work on Synco and let’s talk about type!