About this typeface
Rob came across Viafont while browsing his 1970 edition of The Encyclopaedia of Typefaces, where it’s listed as: “A type designed for optical character recognition.” Some light digging reveals Viafont was designed by Viatron in the ’60s for their OCR machines. However, they were already bankrupt by 1971.
Rob’s interpretation of Viafont makes some departures from the original and adds a complete lowercase, whereas the original was uppercase only. Characters which would usually exceed the cap height tuck-and-jump around in order to fit snugly within it.
Design & Production: Dinamo (Robert Janes)
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