Type Design

Monasterio is a display type family interested in texture. Inspired by the sculptural works of Luiz Ortiz Monasterio and informed by Edward Catich’s Origin of the Serif, Monasterio currently consists of four styles intended for two ends of a typographer’s scale. Encompassing a roman and italic display pair, and an optical pairing of micro and micro bold, Monasterio hopes to cover a wide spectrum of uses from the monumental to the intimate. This typeface was created as a final project for the Letterform Archive’s Type West program. 

Professors: Graham Bradley, James Edmondson. Program: Robofont and Glyphs. Special thanks: Graham Bradley, Lynne Yun, Kel Troughton, and the entire Letterform Archive Staff and Type West student body. 

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