Afrobeat Font Family

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Giuseppe Salerno's picture
Joined: 14 Oct 2010 - 5:41pm
Afrobeat Font Family
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Hello guys,
i just wanted to announce the afrobeat font family. http://www.resistenza.es/afrobeatfont/

have a nice day

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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Nice one! :-)
However, I think the Release section of the forum is a better place for the announcement.

Jörg Gustafs's picture
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Joined: 19 Nov 2009 - 8:59am
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It says ‘+WEB’ on the myfonts site.
Just out of curiosity: how do you hint a font like that?
And is there a website that already features the web-version of your font?
Cheers!

Giuseppe Salerno's picture
Joined: 14 Oct 2010 - 5:41pm
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@JoergGustafs I have been in a exposition about african art, and I was so impressed by all the geometrical elements. So after that work on some illustrator brushes...and than afrobeat font born.

on myfonts you can buy the web-version.

cheers!

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Joined: 8 Jul 2003 - 11:00am
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It's funny that you would tag this "afro", given that geometric type has a history going back to European modernism (Futura, Bayer Universal &c.) and Art Deco, and that in type "afro" is traditionally connoted by Koch's Neuland, and associated with pre-European "ethnicity".

However, this is in no way a criticism. Perhaps the most geo font of all time was for the Mexico Olympics, connoting Aztec culture (and contemporary Op art).

If the afro beat is what inspired the font, go with it!

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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Just a curiosity: have you tried for 'e' a joining between curve and stroke like the one you used on '2'?