Initially supporting all Latin European languages, the character set was expanded in August 2017 covering Greek and Cyrillic scripts, including localised variations for Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian. The Latin-only subset is available here. Designed by Alberto Romanos, Bw Modelica is a minimal, robust, reliable & pragmatic geometric sans. Its clean shapes and generous x-height makes it a very competent typeface for both, display and body copy purposes.
Copyright 2017 by Alberto Romanos, Branding with Type. All rights reserved.
Alberto Romanos is a Zaragoza, Spain-based type designer who is co-located in London. First he founded the typefoundry Alberto Romanos. In 2015, that morphed into Branding with Type. Alberto designed a font for an imaginary language. For his MA degree, he worked on variations of Frutiger (2009). His first commercial typeface is Bw Quinta Pro (2015, a sans family). In 2015, he created the variable width condensed grotesque and poster typeface Bw Stretch, and the bespoke retro-futuristic elliptical sans typeface Flat Sans for the Spanish digital agency Flat101. During Typeclinic 11th International Type Design Workshop, he created the typeface Stretch Caps (2015). In 2016, he designed Bw Darius (a sharp-edged high-contrast 4-style typeface family), Bw Surco (humanist sans for Latin and Cyrillic), Bw Modelica (a minimal, robust, reliable and pragmatic geometric sans in 64 styles), Bw Modelica Ultra Condensed, Bw Modelica Condensed, Bw Modelica Expanded, and Bw Mitga (a sans with strong personality and a 16 degree angle that dominates the design). Typefaces from 2017: Bw Nista (Grotesk, International and Geometric), the Cyrillic / Greek expansion of Modelica, called Modelica LGC, Bw Helder (an 18-style sans typeface developed with Thom Niessink), Bw Gradual (an eccentric ink-trapped sans), Bw Glenn Sans and its Egyptian companion, Bw Glenn Slab. Typefaces from 2018: Bw Seido Round (a rounded almost-but-not-quite monoline sans in 12 styles that takes elements from DIN 1451), Bw Vivant (a Peignotian typeface co-designed wih Moritz Kleinsorge). Typefaces from 2019: Bw Aleta (geometric sans).
Typefaces: Bw Modelica LGC, Bw Surco
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