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Graphic Design: Grilli Type produce a fantastically angular new typeface, GT Sectra

Posted by James Cartwright,

Swiss type foundry Grilli Type have just released GT Sectra, a bespoke typeface based on the calligraphic forms of a broad nib pen. Originally designed for Swiss news magazine Reportagen, GT Sectra was designed to be ornate in its construction, yet refined enough to be comfortably legible when used in long-form journalism. As a result the Grilli Type’s greatest efforts were spent refining and standardising the face beyond the remit of a traditional serif, paying particular attention to the proportions of the letterforms and the integration of capital letters. The resulting font families are beautifully angular – dispensing with curves almost completely – and distinctive for their obvious modernity despite being grounded in more traditional typographic practice.

GT Sectra is available exclusively through Grilli Type and can be downloaded as a trial version for free in advance of making a purchase.

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    Grilli Type: GT Sectra

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    Grilli Type: GT Sectra

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    Grilli Type: GT Sectra

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    Grilli Type: GT Sectra

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    Grilli Type: GT Sectra

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    Grilli Type: GT Sectra

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.

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