available fonts were designed primarily to look good when printed. Many typefaces were ensured to function well on paper, while largely overlooking how they appear on screen monitors. However, due to the relentless pace of technological change and its impact on how we work, we spend more and more time reading from the screen, like our mobile devices, rather than from printed materials. I intend to show that typeface can aid readability on mobile devices through important typographic principles.Solution
Drawing from a more functional standpoint, aspects such as x-height, hinting, and kerning in relationship with screen display was explored to create the final typeface Fabrica.
Fabrica is a deceptively simple sans serif typeface optimized for screen display on handheld devices. With its optimal quality and legibility, Fabrica proves to be highly efficient for small screens. Its details are drawn from the more systematic constructed Neo-Grotesques, giving it a neutral tone of voice. Above all, Fabrica’s beauty is found in its functionality.
Although Fabrica was developed primarily for mobile screen, the typeface is suitable in any applications, large or small sizes.
Fabrica is now available for download on Practice Foundrywww.practicefoundry.com/fabrica.html
Fabrica is protected by SIL Open Font License (OFL). For more licensing information, please read the licensing txt file in the download folder.