Mantika Sans released

J Weltin's picture

I am happy for the official release of Mantika Sans at Linotype.
Read the full description here and there.

sim's picture

\·> The way the italic looks a bit round compared to the roman is really interesting. Good work, I like it!

J Weltin's picture

Thanks! Due to the little inclination the italic needed to be fundamentally different than the roman.

hrant's picture

Glad to hear the deviating Italic wasn't just a result of
the (hopefully not) emerging trend* of making the various
styles obviously different, like Yanone and Hasebe have
been professing.

* http://typophile.com/node/88931

But what caused you to make the Italic slant so gentle?
(I'm being curious, not critical, since I actually like it.)

hhp

J Weltin's picture

Ha, Hrant!
It may well be, that this was partly your fault :-) Sometime around here you were talking about only slightly slanting italics. That could have been one of the reasons to try this approach. But the main reason was that i intended to make the overall widths of the four weights the same. With only a gentle slant this was the best way to do it. But then other ›cursive‹ elements were needed to make the italic work as a companion and to be a convincing type for emphasis in running text.

hrant's picture

I love being guilty of such things.

> i intended to make the overall widths of the four weights the same.

Ah, interesting angle (pardon the pun). I love uniwidth fonts myself.

hhp

J Weltin's picture

So i am glad that there is already someone liking it! I was playing with the thought of making an Armenian alphabet for Mantika Sans, too. But so far i haven’t found the time for doing so.

hrant's picture

Well, you could always just join my Evil Plan For World Domination.
I'll email you.

hhp

J Weltin's picture

Sounds dangerous ;-)

rolandstieger's picture

Impressive work, I really like it!

J Weltin's picture

Dankeschön, Roland!

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