Typefaces designed by Giang Nguyen, designer based in Saigon, Vietnam.
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The typeface Interborough is inspired from the signage system of IRT, (Interborough Rapid Transit, hence the name) New York subway system in the 1900s – 1940s. The signage system was later replaced by Helvetica signage system by Massimo Vignelli due to its inconsistency.

Interborough collects the inconsistent characteristics of those signs and combines with a personal touch to create a new, unique design itself. The sans-serif typeface explores the American, compact modular style and try to balance the solid, geometric form with subtle curviness in minor eccentric details. Interborough employs a confident and optimistic look that is found in visual designs of early 20th century.
— variations:
        Regular & Bold
— languages:
        most European Languages
        Vietnamese
— glyphs:
uppercase, lowercase, alts, numerals,
symbols, punctuation marks, extras



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Gismotype is an experimental display typeface created based on the idea of "objects as type".

Not just regular icons / pictograms, the glyphs of Gismotype were created based on an actual letter skeletons to maintain a certain level legibility & consistency. Gismotype includes the uppercase alphabet, numerals & basic punctuation marks.
— languages:
        English
— glyphs:
uppercase, numerals, some punctuations



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Currently a work-in-progress. Quincy design's based on my first typeface sketch. Quincy is a serif typeface inspired by well-known Bodoni typeface (first designed by Giambattista Bodoni), consider Quincy to be its female version (say, if the typeface itself has a wife)

Comparing to Bodoni, Quincy is designed to be more feminine & elegant with more open counterspace & ornamental strokes. Quincy is unique yet familiar, classic yet fashionable. Quincy comes with 2 weights: Mrs. (ultra black) & Miss (ultra light). Quincy Mrs. is currently used in The Sweatshoppe's logotype.
— variations:
        Mrs. & Miss
— languages:
        most European Languages
        Vietnamese
— glyphs:
uppercase, lowercase, alts, numerals,
symbols, punctuation marks, extras.


 
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