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Type Style Finder by Timothy Samara

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(Provision) Type Style Finder
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Designers looking to express a psychotic mood through type can find this
quality in faces that have structural disconnects or treatments that disturb
their basic structures—unexpected changes in stroke weight or direction
within characters, inclusions of counterspace that break across strokes,
or jagged edges and abrupt joints that appear disconnected or fractured.
These qualities are enhanced in bolder weight faces, especially italics.
Faces that show disconnects in style—hybrid serif/sans-serif forms, serif
faces with unrelated or exaggerated formal details, or faces incorporating
condensed, extended, and italic structural attributes convey a sense of
disconnection. Typefaces with harsh, included treatments—textural breaks
or distortion—may also communicate a psychotic mood, along with those
that appear to have been cut, spliced, scratched, and so on.
Disturbed, aggressive, obsessive, hallucinatory—these qualities define
psychosis, a mental state not quite in touch with reality. Type and color
that exemplify this psychological disconnect show disturbance through
visual relationships that are anything but normal.
Catalog Cover
top, and detail, bottom
MAGMA [Büro fur Gestaltung]
Sandra Augstein, Lars Harmsen,
Boris Kahl
Karlsruhe Germany
Psychotic
Moods
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(Provision) Type Style Finder
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ITC Atmosphere
TM
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Slight Italic Posture |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Bergell
TM
Graphic Script | Light Erratic
Weight | Upright Posture |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Bonray
TM
Regular
Graphic Serif | Bold Weight |
Broken Strokes |
Structural Distortion |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Chiller
TM
Graphic | Erratic Weight and
Posture | Slightly Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
F2F Prototipa Multipla
TM
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Textural Presentation |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Linotype Mega
TM
Out
Graphic Sans Serif | Black
Weight | Contour Distortion |
Slightly Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Type Style Finder
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Moods Psychotic
F2F Shakkarakk
TM
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Stroke Distortion |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
F2F Twins
TM
Graphic | Heavier Bold Weight |
Erratic Posture | Erratic Body
Height |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Ed Rogers Duplex
Graphic | Erratic Posture |
Pronounced Contrast |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Schwennel
TM
Lila
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Broken Strokes |
Stroke Distortion |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Linotype Not Painted
TM
Graphic | Medium Weight |
Surprinted Characters |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Schwennel
TM
Negro
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Broken Strokes |
Stroke Distortion |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
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Type Style Finder
ITC Outback
TM
Sans Serif | Bold Weight |
Condensed | Textured Contour |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Pink
TM
Sans Serif | Light Weight |
Structural Distortion |
Modulation |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Hot Plate
TM
Std 2
Graphic | Mixed Style, Case,
and Weight | Abstract Details |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Hot Plate
TM
Std 4
Graphic | Mixed Style, Case,
and Weight | Abstract Details |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Quake
TM
Graphic Serif | Medium Weight |
Stroke Distortion |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
ITC Pious Henry
TM
Sans Serif | Light Weight |
Ultra Condensed | Erratic
Posture and Body Height |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
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Moods Psychotic
Linotype Seven
TM
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Brush Detail |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Linotype Sjablony
TM
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Broken Joints |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
ITC Temble
TM
Graphic Serif | Erratic Weight |
Stroke Distortion | Sharp Serifs |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Glue Regular
Graphic | Mixed Case, Weight,
and Heights | Textural Details |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Havoc
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Erratic Baseline and Posture |
Textural Details |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Helter Skelter
Graphic | Light Weight |
Overall Italic Posture |
Textural Details |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
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