Tala (2018)

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.

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