MFA Dagi custom typeface

MFA Dagi was commissioned for an exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest, Hungary).

The design was inspired by various historical Modern and Fat Face type samples. The font’s heavy colour was complemented with extreme contrasts, the character set was limited but features a rich set of discretional ligatures which was used extensively while setting the text. It also included a set of seamless pattern blocks, some based on historical samples, some more modern and matching the design of the type more closely.

The need for a special tailored version arose later, as the hairlines of the original version were too thin to cut in vinyl. While the basic structure of the font was retained and the hairlines were made considerably thicker. The resulting version might be called a reversed optical grade as the bigger the titles got the more robust the letterforms became.

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