- Custom type: Cucaracha
A little bastard
Boris Kahl from Magma Branddesign asked me in 2005 to create a personal font for their Bastard Project - Choose My Identity. Instead I made two. The idea behind Bastard was to bring together photographers, writers, illustrators, graphic designers, musicians and typographers to create a solid and unique book that also functions as a work of art.
- The Bastard Project is all about cultural identity and the development of new things by sampling, mixing and crossing. In their search to define cultural identity and cultural bastarding, Christian Ernst, Lars Harmsen and André Rösler traveled to various hot spots highlighting the globalization trend. Beside pictures from the photographer Christian Ernst and illustrations from Andre Rösler, the new fonts were presented. Writers all around the world contributed short stories to complete the book.
- After some consideration I descided to take my chances and mess up Nantua, an old font of mine. What evolved out of it was Cucaracha a freaky, crazy, floral family of three fonts:
- • Cucaracha Font
- • Cucaracha Wixa
- • Cucaracha Icons
Last but not least, I made the Wixa version. This is a double outlined version of Cucaracha Font, to be used for setting big headlines. It has lots of character in its funky details.
- Integrated icon set
In the public release I integrated the icon set in Cucaracha Font, so you don't have to swith to another typeface just to use an icon. Just type the designated chracters and build your own pattern and decorations.
Download the book
If you're interested you can download the Bastard typography index that shows all the fonts used in the book.
- Your own custom typeface
Companies make every effort to stand out from their competitors. A custom typeface is a very powerful visual element to position a Brand. They can be made to fit the companies needs and even save money. It's no longer exclusively available to large companies, but can be done at a smaller scale for medium sized companies too.
I offer creative and highly distinguishable corporate custom typefaces that push your brand to a higher level. I also work in close contact with graphic designers for their clients Brand.
Contact me for more information or read about the custom type options.
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