Moderna is a geometric, linear, sans-serif, one-axis Variable Font. Heavily influenced by the geometric typefaces from the early twentieth century it provides an even color to text compositions. Designed by Beatriz Almeida, Diana Ferreira and Gabriela Moreira in 2021.

Its main influences are fonts such as Futura (1927) by Paul Renner, Kabel by Rudolf Koch (same year), Avenir by Adrian Frutiger (1988), and Simplicit√† by Nebiolo’s Alessandro Butti (1930) / Simplo (2011) by Alessandro Butti and Bem Blom.

The surrounding imaginary, in the construction of the Modern fountain, comes from the Portuguese modernist movement publicly stated in March 1915, when the first issue of the magazine Orpheu was launched, placing its emphasis on nostalgic modernity and novelty.

It aims to shape literary texts capable of spanning generations, conveying a contemporary spirit, with an enormous power of articulation of eras, linking the past to the future through present pages.

See the full specimen here.

By Pedro Amado

Pedro Amado. Assistant Professor at FBAUP. Integrated researcher of the i2ADS research institute.