JOSIE MASZK
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Sancro Original Typeface

 

Sancro Original Typeface

While studying Roman typography in the churches of Rome and Florence, I was inspired to create a typeface that mirrors the beauty of hand-carved letterforms. Sancro is based on a 13th century, marble inscription in the Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence. It is a wide face with high contrast and long, thin serifs. The thin strokes honor the careful detail of hand-carved type, and the thick strokes reflect the bold permanence of a message carved into stone. Sancro is a display face designed for signage and promo material in Santa Croce where Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli are buried. It is a working typeface and is available upon request.

 
 
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