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Mucho: Trola Specimen

Work / Graphic Design

Mucho designs newspaper type specimens for left and right-wing fonts

If you’re based in the UK then today is a pretty big day for you. The General Election is finally here! And what better way to acknowledge that from a design perspective than to explore Mucho’s politically motivated work for type foundry Tipografies.

Their newest fonts Bulo and Trola (both meaning hoax or lie in Spanish) were created using the same basic skeleton, but with key differences that lend themselves to usage in left and right-wing publications respectively. So Mucho went about putting together two type specimens in the style of national newspapers, fabricating satirical headlines and creating unique illustrations to emphasise the characteristics of each typeface. Bulo, with its rounded edges and bulky slab headlines lends itself naturally to a left-leaning daily, while Trola’s more traditional serif appeals to the right.

Conceptually Mucho has nailed it, and the publications are engaging pieces of design in their own right. Who knew typography could be such a political issue!

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Mucho: Trola Specimen

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Mucho: Trola Specimen

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Mucho: Bulo Specimen

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Mucho: Bulo Specimen