Mundo Sans Ultra Italic

$65.00

 
Mundo Sans Ultra Italic
Mundo Sans, from Carl Crossgrove, is a design that's going to be around for a good long while. In the more than ten years of on-and-off development Crossgrove devoted to the project, he was able to polish the design to its current unpretentious luster. This is a typeface with legs.

"There were several humanist sans typefaces that I admired when I began work on Mundo in 1991. I used these designs - and surprisingly, Futura® - as models for proportion, weight, flow, spacing, and rhythm in my design." Crossgrove also gives credit to hand-lettered signage as a strong influence on the heavy weights in the Mundo Sans family. These letters were sometimes "giant-sized," explains Crossgrove, "using heavy sans caps with slightly flaring stems, and a humanist skeleton. This lettering style was part of the sign painters' repertoire before signs were produced digitally."

Throughout the project, Crossgrove aimed to create a humanistic typeface with subtle pen ductus, a wide range of weights and a fluid, unobtrusive italic. He kept the design clean and distinctive enough for display use while still being sufficiently understated and proportioned for text composition. With seven weights and a complementary suite of cursive italics, there is little outside the range of the Mundo Sans family. Weights range from the delicate and understated Extra Light through the forthright Medium to the lively and robust Ultra. Mundo italics are true cursive designs with fluid strokes and obvious calligraphic overtones. The flick of the down-stroke in the 'a,' the descending stroke of the 'f' and graceful curve of the baseline of the 'z' add grace to the design and distinguish it from more traditional sloped-roman italics.

Crossgrove says that Mundo isn't meant to be revolutionary, yet it has a quiet distinction that separates it from other humanistic sans. Without shouting "new and different," Mundo just works.

Keywords: Mundo Sans Ultra Italic, Sans Serif, Central European, Wildwest, Pro, OpenType Pro, humanistic sans

SKU: 16781557

Product ID: 29934

Mundo Sans Ultra Italic Font Information

Version:001.000
Family Name:Mundo Sans Pro
Weight:900
Glyphs:626
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:11/14/2006
Modified Date:11/14/2006
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
Greek and Coptic
Latin Extended Additional
General Punctuation
Superscripts And Subscripts
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Number Forms
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Private Use Area
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)