About this typeface
The idea for ABC Grow first emerged when Fabian Harb discovered a 1970s phototypesetting typeface made from several layers, just like the rings of an onion. We were curious about what would happen if you could dissect these layers and then mix-and-match them to form different combinations. With the help of specifically-developed software, we created our own multi-layered font that allows for six basic outlines to be grouped together to form a total of 63 different combinations.
A series of alternative characters are available for those looking for a more economical and less chunky feel—there’s a narrow version of the round O, as well as a tighter M, for instance. The display font is entirely uppercase, and it also includes fractions, roman numerals, arrows, and ligatures. You can purchase each combination individually, or the entire set, if you think you can handle the beast.
Design: Dinamo (Johannes Breyer & Fabian Harb)
Mentoring: Linda van Deursen, Joris Kritis
Spacing and Kerning: Dinamo (Johannes Breyer)
Custom Plugins and Software: Gustavo Ferreira
Production: Gustavo Ferreira
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