Forget the Wild West – here’s the Wild East

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Whereas most reverse contrast slab serifs bear the dusty smell of Wild West, Mønster by Sindre Bremnes stands out with a scent of the orient. More eastern than western in its design, this clash of cultures is tightly spaced for creating striking headlines. Named after the Norwegian word for “pattern”, Mønster’s odd letter forms and exaggerated shapes combine into powerful, vigorous patterns, making a bold statement of any title. Read more about the design.

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Frode Bo Helland's picture

(Admins: Is there no way to edit posts anymore? Would love to have those images a little less obtrusive.)

hrant's picture

Amazing^3.

hhp

Martin Silvertant's picture

Wow, Mønster is brilliant. I don't usually like these Wild West slabs, but this one is awesome. Very clever design.

hrant's picture

I'll be using it prominently in my TypeCon talk tomorrow!

hhp

Martin Silvertant's picture

What are you going to say about it?

hrant's picture

Actually I'm using it for [most of] the text, so not much. Except that it evokes the non-Latin world, so it's suitable for my talk.

hhp

Martin Silvertant's picture

Why would you use this for text though? It seems weird to use a Western/Eastern hybrid in such a context. I wouldn't consider it appropriate. I would probably use it as a display type if my talk involved Western typography. Using it because it "evokes the non-Latin world" (which, to me it doesn't to the extent I think you're implying) seems silly. Isn't your choice in selecting this typeface a matter of personal indulgement rather than practical, appropriate use?

hrant's picture

Actually I ended up using Trilby for most of the text (which wasn't that much anyway though) and I used Mønster for the titles.

But I feel they both do evoke the non-Latin world (in fact David seems to ascribe his attraction to "reverse-contrast" to his Jewish background) which is appropriate because my talk was about how Latin libre fonts should be made more open to non-Latin extensions (by adopting an Apache license instead of OFL).

hhp

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