a typeface family of 7 weights dedicated to the growing process
of the Figueira Mata-Pau tree, in the brazilian Pantanal.
It's been selected as one of the top 500 graphic design
(and top 24 type design related) projects between 2016 and 2017 in Brazil.
starts growing in another tree's trunk, after an animal leaves its seed.
And it slowly grows without any harm. Until its roots, that were growing
in the air, reach the soil and the plant begins a long embrace to the initial
tree trunk. After some time, the first tree dies, and becomes only
a support to the Figueira. A support that eventually disappears, rotting out,
and leaves behind a peculiar structure with a gap inside. This structure
is a great home to several animals, and so the cycle is completed.
as it gets bolder, gains inverted contrast, becomes stranger, more complex and unusual.
The stages are finally done when it gets to an Inline weight, that represents
the gap that first tree leaves after rotting inside the Figueira.
with the full texts about the project was entirely composed and printed using Ficus.
designers to do the same, and give their interpretations of the font's possibilities too.