Multiple cumbieros have born in Monterrey, and have modified the style in their own ways, mixing it with reggae, ska and electronic music, coming up with amazing results. Give a try to Celso Piña for classic stuff or Toy Selectah for new melodies.
This is why I decided to produce Cumbe, a joyful display typeface. Is common for beginners like me to start with geometric and modular designs, Cumbe is constructed within a module system, but is not geometric per se. No circle or stem is equal to another, giving an organic feel to composed words. It is built with the intention to align letters by their center instead of the baseline, but manual positioning gives better results.
Cumbe plays better with multiple colors, and serves as perfect partner for artwork like the one of Mario Gerth, which I'm using here to showcase it.
More than one version was developed for some letters, this way words have their own unique construction. Each of Cumbe's 73 glyphs were hand drawn and digitalized as homage to this endless rhythms that have accompanied me.