Display typefaces are usually suited to one task. A type might be perfect when a designer needs the blackest type, or the thinnest type, or the most swashes. But James Puckett wanted to design a new one-weight workhorse with lasting value. He wanted a typeface to look novel and classic, like modernist furniture. Gigalypse was conceived from a kind of superellipse known as a squircle; a square with no straight lines. As a square sans Gigalypse can look smart, serious, and even futuristic. Round corners and curved sides add warmth and humor tempered by sophisticated geometry. This soft sophistication makes Gigalypse work whenever heavy display type is called for.
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