Octovetica started as an experimentations about a key aspect of computer typography : rasterization.
Letters within a type are usually drawn with continuous linear shapes and curves. But to be shown on-screen, which only has small discreet squarred dots to built images with, the curves are rasterized, that is transformed into a series of dots that optically simulates the curves. So if you look closely at an Helvetica on a computer screen, you see a very different face, specifically calculated to cheat your eyes, making them believe it is an Helvetica. An impostor !
We found this paradox very stimulating, and created this Octovetica family that exploits this paradox the exact opposite way : it is a square-shaped type family, that has been specifically designed to looks curved when used on screen at small sizes : at large size it looks squarred, and at small size it gets curved ! And the great thing is that this "mutating" type ended up being a very modern and versatile type !
The v2.0 release of Octovetica includes 3 variants, fully accentuated and with all required diacritics, signs, and more than 500 kerning pairs. Enjoy !
Octovetica Free is a version of Octovetica Regular without accents. Octovetica Free is offered as a FREEWARE font (N9.037X).
[Note that some free font sites keep distributing an unofficial beta release of Octovetica unkerned and with some missing glyphs : this old version is now obsolete and shall be replaced with Octovetica Free].
|Author:||N9 Multimedia Lab|
|License:||Free for Personal Use|
Octovetica - free.ttf