Center (2013)

2013 Selection

Designed by Max Phillips at Signal Type Foundry

Categories: Typeface

Industry: Commercial

Center is in the tradition of squarish, futuristic faces like City, Melior, and Eurostile. Based on a rounded rectangle, its geometry has been subtly refined for smoother reading. Angled branches pay homage to OCR-A. Terminals are gently softened. A combination of open counters, unequivocal curves, and ruler-straight vertical and horizontal strokes suit it for onscreen display. Its seven weights range from Thin to Ultra, each with a matching italic. Tabular figures duplex across all weights, punctuation is case-sensitive, and a variety of alternative glyphs let designers vary its mood at will. A full range of diacritics provides support for over 130 languages. A slab serif companion is scheduled for release in early 2014.