Linotype faces Klint, Malabar, Elegy, Francker, Potpourri and ITC Handel Gothic each has an accompanying minute-long animation conveying their charateristics, variants and weights.
“Typography is often thought of a technical subject,” writes Barnbrook on his website. “However its close proximity to language means that it’s very closely tied to human emotion and expression. These films were a way of both showing the font and hinting at the atmosphere or unique voice that you can create with a typeface.”
Shown below are the films for Klint and Elegy.
Klint, a strong sans serif font with subtle humanist touches
Elegy, a complete typeface made by Jim Wasco based on the logo drawn by Ed Benguiat for Upper & lowercase magazine
The six films are available to watch on the Linotype Foundry YouTube channel here, Barnbrook’s Vimeo channel, here, or on the Film microsite of barnbrook.net. More info available on the websites for linotype.com and monotypeimaging.com.