Signographie : Andron

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The concept of Andron

by Andreas St?tzner (2005)


please click me   [Andron is a classical yet contemporary text face

? The initial intention to embark on an own typeface project was to combine certain aspects of type, a combination which I could not find in any of the available typefaces:

  • a classical yet contemporary venetian style Roman, 
  • which would embrace more than just the Latin alphabet and French diacritics,
  • which furthermore containes lots of special characters of any subject, each of them being truely drawn in accordance to the fonts particular own style.

please click me   [The basis fonts of Andron

please click me [Andron comprises many scripts

please click me   [A limitless range of signs ? anything you need

? Behind that concept two assumptions are worth considering. First, any of the various European alphabets are historically branches of a single tree, they might therefore be seen as one thing and, subsequently, crafted as one typeface. This is relevant for more scripts than Greek, Latin and Cyrillic. Second, any graphical sign, be it an astrological abbreviation, a musical clef or a public space toilet sign, is possibly to be written like a letter (rather than drawn using a template) and thus adjustable in style to a given ductus of the typeface. ? Although these aspects are neither novel nor Andron-specific they happen to be applied here to a basically classical type design on large scale for the very first time, as far as I know it.

please click me   [The classical ductus of Andron allows any sign to get fancyfully detailed

? As a result any combination of signs in Andron will appear coherently instead of ?mixed?.
Today the typeface contains Gothic and Coptic besides Greek and Latin; Runes, Etruscan and Irish scripts, musical, Astronomical and meteorological characters alongside with telephones, wheelchairs, cocktail glasses, bus and hostelling sings and the like. The main fields of notations and signage andronised by now are the European alphabetical complex, (Latin) mediaeval abbreviations, typographical characters of various subjects (e.g. Biology, Astrology) and Public signs, how I do term all those public information and orientational pictograms and ideograms which alert us anywhere.

please click me   [Even public signage has been adapted effortlessly

? Though thousands of characters and Dozens of scripts are already done, a lot of important ranges are still to be realised, as caucasian or semitic alphabets, for instance.
Letzte Änderung: 17.12.2007 01:01