Versos Sans Serif Font. The shape of our letters has always been transformed by technology. In the hands of the scribes, it was their brush that decided which part would be thick or thin. Advances in ink and paper quality allowed the printing of very delicate lines in the 18th century, which are still synonymous with luxury today. Variable fonts now offer precise adjustments to the user’s taste. But for all that, if you compare the page of a current book with that of a fifteenth-century one, you’ll see how little the design of the letters has changed compared to all the transformation of our civilization over the last few centuries.
Today we launch the typeface Versos looking into the future, inspired by a style of 50 years ago. In other words, yesterday in the history of typography. In 1962 in Italy, Aldo Novarese launched Eurostile, with very characteristic rectangular shapes, reminiscent of the shape of televisions and reflecting optimism in technology during the space race. Versos interprets this heritage and expands the possibilities of the future through a series of alternative letterform designs. Combined or not, they offer flexibility for every type of application.
In a virtual world, where our identity is replaced by avatars, fonts can become even more important as a form of our personal expression. Who said that was the own artificial intelligence Text-DaVinci-002 of the OpenAI project, which helped us to prepare this text. Still, we’re a little skeptical. Maybe we’ll be extinct. But from the metaverse, really, we keep the verses.Follow @1001graphics