Matt Vlach



De Spira
Typeface, Book
2021

De Spira is a research-driven revival, remix, and reinterpretation typeface project created during my first term at Type West through Letterform Archive.

The typeface pulls from 1500s sources such as scans from an original copy of Pliny The Elder’s Natural History. To bring the original source into present time, adjustments were made in this revival, resulting in a typeface that reads well at smaller sizes & in long-form text.



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