Nina Stössinger

Project: Mica

It is one of the basic principles of Latin type design that verticals should be thicker than horizontals. But does it need to look silly if they aren’t? In my graduation project I set out to create a serif typeface suitable for text that has just slightly heavier horizontals than verticals. Exploring reversed-stress typeface design beyond the usual cartoon/cowboy clichés, Mica aims to be distinctive, lively, but usable and somewhat inconspicuous. The family contains romans and italics in four weights and a sketch for a potential companion sans.