Sudtipos is very happy to announce the release of Darka, the long awaited award-winning gothic font as part of a serie of fonts designed by the master calligrapher, designer and illustrator Gabriel Martínez Meave from México.
Darka is a splendid, mysterious dark lady reincarnated in digital vectors as an original blackletter font. Her gothic, medieval, nocturnal attributes take the form of sharp terminals, seductive curves, calligraphic flair and complex character. Darka blends the balance of Textura, the flow of Fraktur and the elegant lowercase-to-uppercase ratio of Bâtarde into a stylish, inventive typeface with a Mexican soul.
Starting as a personal, calligraphic hand, Darka slowly evolved into digital type, developing alternate glyphs, flourishes and special signs to preserve its hand-written origins and delicate tension, making it an excellent display typeface and, surprisingly, even a distinctive, crisp font for short texts.
Darka received an Award of Excellence at the Type Directors Club of New York annual competition.
Available at Sudtipos.