Neutro Grotesk is a condensed, sans serif typeface inspired by the Merz logotype of the 1920s. The logotype, created by Russian artist El Lissitzky for German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters, features narrow lettering, a uniform weight, and tight spacing. What started as a homage to this iconic logotype, Neutro Grotesk has evolved into a style of it’s own, becoming a mix of modernist functionality, post-modern aesthetic, and a touch of my own personal flair. This typeface features 96 characters, covering upper-case, lower-case, number, punctuation, and symbol characters; this typeface is also designed as a display-face, and should be used at a 24 point font size or greater for maximum legibility.
Neutro Grotesk was developed over the course of 3 months for the 2017 Visual Communications Final Major Project at the University for the Creative Arts Rochester, and was designed and developed by Paul Simpson, with some assistance from Jake Rickwood and Simon Last.
Neutro Grotesk has been shown at the following exhibitions:
Origins 2017, Free Range at The Old Truman Brewery, London (7th July to 10th July 2017)
Rochester Graduation Show 2017, UCA Rochester (9th June to 23rd June 2017)
Neutro Grotesk is free for both personal and commercial use, and can be downloaded here.