The Italian quarantine produces creativity: ten free typefaces to share positivity and good karma signed by Zetafonts
Quarantype is the collection of official fonts of all isolation makes us want, on a day outdoors with friends, between sack races, firecamps, sunshine and bike rides.
Florence, April 3 2020
Starting from March 30th it is possible to download a font a day, created by Zetafonts, the Italian type foundry, internationally known for having developed characters appreciated by companies such as Google, Apple and Universal Picture.
With the beginning of the difficult period imposed by the Covid19 emergency, the Zetafonts team also promptly adapted to the smart working methods, carrying out, among the various projects, its contribution to the # 36daysoftype initiative which provides for the daily publication of letters and numbers with experimental shapes or concepts.
"Every year in this period we find ourselves intensifying our research and development activity - says Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, co-founder of the italian font company based in Florence, Italy - and suddenly finding ourselves having to make the whole team work remotely, the idea is born to give us a common goal, challenging and also a little crazy: Working in a short time to produce great creative freedom and encouraging the research for typographic curves one step further away from the usual ones.
The ten typefaces of the Quarantype project - conceived, developed and released in less than three weeks - speaks about all the joy and positivity of a day outdoors, intending itself as a collection of official fonts of everything that quarantine makes us desire: with dynamic shapes of Bikeride to the soft curves of the Sackrace, to continue with glyphs inspired by firecamp, hopscotch, sunshine and embraces.
"We thought of this project in a non-profit formula - continues Pancini - because we asked ourselves if we could contribute to this emergency, trying to fight the restlessness of the moment. We we had in mind a catchment area made up of graphic designers, art directors, startuppers looking for a daring detail and of all those who are taking advantage of this moment to work on new life or professional projects; an initiative to nourish the projects of this strange season with good (typographic) vibes.
Nothing is asked back, but we’d like to invite users to share good karma by considering a donation in favor of those who can deal with the emergency with concrete actions in the most affected areas of Covid19 disease”
The fonts are published - one a day until April 9th - on the website www.zetafonts.com/quarantype and the user license is free for personal and commercial uses.
Zetafonts is an independent digital type foundry founded in 2001 in the heart of Florence, Italy
Supported by a team of brand and design experts, Zetafonts offers a prolific portfolio of families of original typefaces, complete with the world's leading script systems, both for the commercial distribution and for custom design.
Zetafonts was founded by Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini. It is part of Ligature Srl, a brand focused on the culture of type design that in 2019 launched two new online platforms dedicated to digital typography: Italiantype.com and Fontmood.com
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