Mafra, my debut typeface!

Pedro Leal's picture

DSType just released Mafra, my debut typeface!
A type family suited both for editorial and corporate design, available in five weights, ranging from Light to Black with matching italics. Mafra is a contemporary typeface with plenty of style, asymmetrical and very dynamic serifs, and pleasent openness and balance.

As always I would love to know what you guys think about it!
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eliason's picture

I like the italic /r/.

Pedro Leal's picture

@eliason Thanks!

scannerlicker's picture

Great work, Pedro! ;)

Pedro Leal's picture

@loligovulgaris Thanks! Your word are very much appreciated.

Pedro Leal's picture

Here's a more detailed picture.

dinazina's picture

This is a beauty. I especially like the lc "g" and "y" in both Roman and italic.

Some italics seem too narrow compared the the Roman. This is nice and round and curvy.

Tomi from Suomi's picture

Nice work, Pedro-

Lovely work, with the weights as well. I did notice two things from my quick look: light weight tilde seems a bit heavy, and upper case Q has a floating tail, while ç has connected cedilla; while there is no way to confuse the tail of Q to tilde, it would be logic for them both to connect to base glyph. This is just my opinion.

Overall look of the font is awesome, and I relly liked the fi-ligature.

geraintf's picture

que legal!

Pedro Leal's picture

@dinazina Thanks for the lovely feedback!

The italics have the same proportions as the roman, and i personally i don´t get that feeling. Did you noticed that in any particular character?

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Congratulations. Looks great!

eliason's picture

I think dinazina meant "some italics [in other fonts] seem too narrow... [but] This [on the other hand] is nice and round..."

Pedro Leal's picture

@Tomi from Suomi Thanks a lot for the feedback!

I understand your opinion about the Q tail being disconnected.
I decided to keep it that way because it had a direct relationship with some special characters such as the dagger, and as you said the risk of such confusion is really small in this case!

Ps: The italic "Q" has a a more calligraphic feeling and therefore a connected tail!

Pedro Leal's picture

@geraintf Obrigado!

@frode frank Thanks a lot!

Pedro Leal's picture

@eliason You are right I misunderstood that! Thanks for the clarification!

Houtro's picture

Muito bom trabalho! "Great work!"

Pedro Leal's picture

@Houtro Obrigado pelo apoio!

vquelhas's picture

Parabéns Pedro!
Congratulations Pedro! It's nice to see how ex-students evolve in the real world with your talent and passion.

All the best,
Vítor Quelhas

Chris Keegan's picture

Very nice, congratulations!

Pedro Leal's picture

Obrigado Vítor!
It all thanks To the support of teachers and friends like you!

All the best,
Pedro Leal

Pedro Leal's picture

Thanks a lot Chris!

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