Human Grade Type
KOBU Foundry has now launched Ereganto, its 3rd typeface of the year. The link between Ereganto™ and the human body was explored in the Human Grade Type project, a photographic collaboration that joined both KOBU’s sub-brands (Foundry™ and Photon™) together in a project that highlights the new typeface’s seductive shapes and forms portrayed on the surface where it feels most meaningful - the human skin."
Ereganto™ typeface is elegant, fluid and balanced, and we used body painting to visually convey those concepts. Applying projection and stencil techniques, we covered our dear volunteers in royal blue dye and gold painted Ereganto's types, embracing their organic figures. A spontaneous choreography of seamless yet intentional gestures provided the alluring dynamics we captured through photography and film to present this typeface.
Ereganto™ Serif’s design was conceived as an acclamation to the gracious and delicate forms of the human body, being highly drawn to an ideal of beauty and grace. Its lines transmit a broad sense of elegance that can also be perceived even through its heavier weights due to its extensive subtlety. As a seven-weight typeface (Thin, ExtraLight, Light, Regular, Medium, SemiBold, Bold), Ereganto™ contains character sets that include uppercase, lowercase, numerals, diacritics, punctuation, ligatures, alternates and symbols (including arrows).
Bear in mind that, if you buy this font, you are subject to the manifestation of side effects. There’s a slight chance you might wake up in the morning with blue and gold Ereganto™ types painted all over you. Do not panic. You’re neither sick nor cursed, you’re only transforming into a sexier and more sophisticated state of being. Feel free to explore all the aspects of our new creation and download the trial version of Ereganto™ on kobufoundry.com!
Creative Director: Brígida Guerreiro
Art Director: Ramiro Mendes
Photography: Ramiro Mendes
Photo Retouching: Liliana Guerreiro, Ramiro Mendes
Making-of: Marco Oliveira, Ramiro Mendes
Body Paint Artists: Brígida Guerreiro, Gonçalo Cevadinha
Models: Beatriz Varela, Isabel Evaristo, Karolina Szmit, Mónica Loureiro, Nuno Tenazinha, Sónia Duarte, Vanda Pereira
Copywriter: André Oliveira
Type Designer: Brígida Guerreiro