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Jabana & Jabana Alt & Jabana Extras — 52 fonts for coffee and more
In 2014 Jabana was released as just a single font. One year later, after some hard work Nils Thomsen rounded it up to a very useful and complex typeface system. Inspired by having a “Schorle” at Hamburgs bars. Super compressed to extended letter shapes in 5 widths and 4 weights – smooth handwritten marker curves and especially a wide range of opentype features define the large character set of Jabana.
Each letter and punctuation got three simple varieties of alternates. This gives a nice looking handwritten nature to the font. They will be randomly chosen by the contextual alternates feature or even by hand via stylistic set (ss01, ss02).
I am currently working on a project to identify a kind or style of typography that is used for a specific application or has a cultural association. I am working with the use of interlocking or connecting letterforms and scripts that often appear in Italian industrial design but specifically on espresso machines.
I'm looking for this type or something like it. Strong, bold, has some character and age to it.
Is the "illy" typeface handwritten or an actual typeface? If it's an actual typeface, what is it called?