typeface family, humanist broad-nib calligraphy, beer
Pint is a serif typeface family with a clear influence of humanist broad-nib calligraphy. The family consists of two parts exploring the relation and differences between a text-typeface and its display counterpart. Its primary half is designed for setting body text at sizes between eight to twelve points – think of books or magazines and other publications intended for longer reading – with moderate contrast providing for a clear and crispy texture in the regular and medium weights and a more solid and sturdy character becoming visible in the heavier weights.
Where the text weights focus most on function in treatment of shapes and details, the display weights explore a more playful approach to their form and proportions. They have a notably larger x-height, slightly tighter spacing and gradually retracting serifs, emphasizing calligraphic influence in the lighter weights and providing the heavier weights with a dense (textura-like) texture, while still being able to match the text weigths in style and flavour. Suitable for compact settings like headings, covers, flyers and posters. Beer. Labels and coasters.