Bw Surco is a fresh and optimistic humanist sans serif with hand-stroke cues. Its soft, rounded shapes, balanced x-height and the contrast between the romans and the true italics, all build towards a very practical font family with a friendly and spontaneous personality.
It comes in 12 styles supporting all Western Latin languages + European Cyrillic, with stylistic variations for Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian. It features many OpenType features like old style and lining figures, case-sensitive forms or fractions.
The intermediate weights perform very well for mid length texts while the Light and the Black really stand out when used at large sizes, bringing a positive voice to any branding, packaging or advertising project.
Copyright 2016 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).
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