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Mark Caneso is raising funds to expand the typeface Quatro to a 16 font family

It's a simple question really: Would you use this typeface?

The Typeface
In 2009 I launched my digital type lab - pstype.com. The first release was an ultra black display face and matching italic called Quatro. In 2010 I created a companion slab serif design of the same weight titled Quatro Slab. Now, in 2011, after several comments and inquires about the typeface I've decided to expand Quatro once more to a full family of weights ranging from Light to Ultra Black in both the sans and slab styles.

The final type family will consist of a 16 fonts - 4 weights with matching italics in each style. Each font will have the full Latin-1(256) character set and be produced in the OpenType format.


To the right you will find specifics as to what funding level each of the goods will be received:

The Specimens
There are going to be three type specimens created to accompany the typeface: 

1. a 3.5 x 5 inch pocket sketchbook with Quatro featured on the cover and 32 blank interior pages  

The sketchbook will look something like the above images

2. a 12 - 16 page booklet highlighting Quatro and its features


3. a 19 x 25 inch Letterpress poster

a 19 x 25 inch Screenprinted poster


The Goods

Bamboo iPhone 4 Case with engraving

You will be able to specify the character of your choice (examples shown above) Cases will be produced via Grove

Donor Glyph


ps.Type Library
www.pstype.com

The Funds

Where and how will the money be put to use? Just about all the money will be used for time and production of the typeface with any left over funds going into the creation of the specimen pieces. If there is still remaining money it will be put towards my next type project(s).

The Gratitude
I appreciate your time and your consideration. I want to thank everyone in advance for their support. Let's Kickstart this typeface together.

The Credits
Music: courtesy of Nate Utesch - Metavari - nthnl.com

All images used in the video feature Quatro as the main typeface
Images courtesy of:
Scoutbook - scoutbook.com
Brooklyn Beta - brooklynbeta.org
Andreas Pries - designerpreis.comJosh Brewer - jbrewer.me
Nate Croft & Jon Longnecker - kickawesome.tv
Christopher Jobson - thisiscolossal.comBrian Hoff - brianhoff.net
BET.com

Sparkle! London - sparkle-uk.com

FAQ

  • Yes. The typeface will be available at pstype.com once completed. The price will not be the same as the reward prices. You are getting in on the ground floor investor price.

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    A big thank you for loving typography

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    Level 1 $5 gets you a big thank you and a limited edition - 3.5 x 5 inch 32 pg sketchbook - cover featuring the newly designed typeface.

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    11 backers

    Level 2 $10 or more receive Level 1 + a single user license for 1 font (style/weight of your choice)

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    Level 2 $20 or more receive Level 1 + a single user license for 2 fonts (style/weight of your choice)

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    11 backers

    Level 2 $40 or more receive Level 1 + a single user license for 5 fonts (styles/weights of your choice)

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    8 backers

    Level 2 $75 or more receive Level 1 + a single user license for 8 fonts (4 weights of your choice + italics) + Specimen Booklet

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    Level 2 $100 or more receive Level 1 + a single user license for 12 fonts (3 weights + italics from 2 styles) + Specimen Booklet

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    17 backers

    Level 2 $125 or more receive Level 1 + a single user license for the full type family of 16 fonts (2 styles each with 4 weights + italics) + Specimen Booklet

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    2 backers

    Level 3A -$150 or more receive Level 1 + a multi user license (2 - 3 users) for the full type family of 16 fonts (2 styles each with 4 weights + italics) + Specimen Booklet

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    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    Level 3B - $200 or more receive Level 1 + a multi user license (4 - 6 users) for the full type family of 16 fonts (2 styles each with 4 weights + italics) + a Specimen Booklet + a limited edition 19 x 25 inch (3 color letterpress or screenprint) poster

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    Level 4 - $250 or more receive Level 3B + custom iphone 4 bamboo case with letterform engraving

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    Level 5A - $500 or more receive Level 4 + a donor glyph in the typeface featuring your name

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    2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)

    Level 5B - $750 or more receive Level 4 + the single user license for the full pstype font library (32 fonts total including Ratio, Ratio Display, Neplus Ultra, Runda)

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    Level 6 - $3,500 or more receive a proprietary weight of one of the Quatro styles. This one of a kind cut that will not be available to the general public.

Funding period

- (46 days)