CP Mono is inspired by the letter style of British car plates. I started with capital letters and figures in three weights, eventually becoming five from Extra-Light to Black.
The OpenType Font features SmallCaps and Stylistic Alternates (straightened strokes). Amanda-Li → uses the font for website and busines cards. Check it out.
You can download CP Mono CC, published with a Creative Commons License 3.0 →
Watch and listen this MoTune and try the experimental TypeTester.
CP Mono Wood is the handmade companion to the digital version, equipped with magnetic pads to make them sticky on metallic surfaces. It’s an ongoing project and more letters will be cut as required. So far, there are sets in yellow, red, blue, white, black and “nature”.
Orangic Letters are cut from fresh orange peels, get pressed and dried. The process of finding a final shape excludes the designer for large parts and yields unforeseeable, but welcome micro-deformations.
Bloc is an alphabet cut from a square-shape, so it’s mono-spaced too. It’s simple, bold, blocky and has a friendly comic-look.
Cinema Paris is a digitzed and slightly modified version of billboard letters of the Cinema Paris → in Berlin. Merci Bien! for letting me photograph the letters, wich were probably made (not designed) in the 1970′s. It’s a caps-only font for short text and headline use.
Swing is based on the logo-type of a polish railroad company. I liked the vivid letter forms and tried to preserve the inconsistent stroke weight and direction (an imaginary angle, the paintbrush was held).
Geo Black and White goes the opposite way by using simple geometric shapes: circle, square and triangle. Geometric typefaces are often optically corrected. For example, where the arc of a circle is connected to a straight line without correction, the transition is not perceived as smooth. For this typeface, I avoided optical corrections in favor of pure forms.
Maerchen (German for fairy-tale or fable) is based on doodles with a broad pen.
I scanned the papers and tinkered with the forms to make some letter-look-alikes. The encoding corresponds to Latin upper and lower case, but one would have to learn this alphabet in order to make sense.