Tala (taking its name from Catalonia), was inspired by the wonderful and talented Maria Montes after taking part in her Carolingian calligraphy class.
Drawing influence from the broad nib techniques, I set about creating a typeface that push my use of the practice while also playing in to my exploratory approach to letterforms. And boy did I go through a LOT of iterations to find the right shapes.
The result takes on a bit of a fantasy vibe with gestural and slightly organic forms. I definitely want to make more things like this.