A Modular, Hypnotic Display Typeface by in-House International
Just like in music, great rhythm of typefaces is essential. Great rhythm feels tight and professional, while bad rhythm appears too bad for readability. Rhythm does not have to be rigid and just like any rule can be bent or broken. Great examples of odd rhythms would be how The Beatles used shifting meters in Strawberry Fields, and quintuple meters in Within You, Without You. You can dive into music theory later, for now let’s just stick to typography.
Troptical is a hypnotic, energetic multilinear typeface that’s all rhythm and movement. Featuring concentric lines and angular construction, Troptical borrows from the dazzling illusions of op-art and the clever geometry of Latin American design, plus a hint of 8-bit video game vibes, just for fun. The result is a new take on the multilinear display genre, with fully self-contained glyphs and no open terminals.
Beneath all its art-party razzle dazzle, this typeface is really practical to use. Troptical’s modular, building-block characters are standard-sized and made for stacking. The typeface features 45 unique weights across regular, rounded and square styles. And glyphs include eñes and lowercase diacritics to make it easy to use all that kinetic opticality en Español.
Troptical was designed at In-House International by Alexander Wright and is available on YouWorkForThem and MyFonts in Opentype format (.otf), and as a Variable type (.ttf) for designers using compatible platforms.
Foundry: In-House International
Designer: Alexander Wright, In-House International
Release: October 2020
Weights: Light, Regular, Bold
Widths: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
Styles: Regular, Rounded, Square
File formats: .otf (for the 45 individual fonts) and .ttf (variable, one per style)
Prices: $ 10.– (Single weight), $ 100.– (Style bundle), $ 100.– (Variable font), $ 200.– (Family (45 fonts)