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Together we will bring the AT Osmose typeface and its prints to life! Limited editions for both the font family and the specimen!
AT Osmose, typeface family — funded !
AT Osmose, typeface family — funded !
88 backers pledged €4,372 to help bring this project to life.

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An unique chance to get your hands on very unique and limited typeface family and its specimen in the form of a newspapers!

Hey ! Thank you for stopping by!

Adele Type is a young digital type design foundry based in Lyon (France). It's run by me, Matthieu Salvaggio and my aim is to design and produce beautiful typefaces for a wide variety of use and clients. 

AT Osmose Specimen Newspapers showcase
AT Osmose Specimen Newspapers showcase

I'm creating this Kickstarter campaign in order to release the font family I designed along with its specimen in the form of a newspaper: the AT Osmose. A neoclassical sans typeface.

It’s exclusive: If this campaign is fully backed, I won't release or sell other copies of the designed items, or any of the five styles of the AT Osmose typeface family.

This is your chance to get your hands on a one-of-a-kind typeface. This level of access to a limited edition typeface is extremely rare, if not the first of it’s kind
The first 100 newspapers will be signed and numbered.  

Showcase of the 100x150mm postcard
Showcase of the 100x150mm postcard

In addition, the software licence of the AT Osmose is an ALL IN ONE package which contains the rights to use the fonts for: Print, Web, App, Epub, Broadcasting—a full package with no additional costs for any amount of websites, apps, broadcasting, videos or digital publishing. 

There are no monthly fees. Our licence lasts forever. No bandwidth restrictions, no limitation whatsoever to the amount of visitors per month/year.  You basically get the full access to the font for whatever uses you wish, forever. Even though typefaces are softwares I think of them more as tools.

If I had to buy a hammer, I think I should be allowed to use it as much as I want, wouldn't you agree?

Showcase
Showcase

 

Showcase
Showcase

 

I'm still working on the foundry's website and a few typefaces but I heard of the make 100 / kickstarter offer and thought it would be a nice opportunity to show the world what is it that I do. To share with others my love and passion about typeface, editorial and graphic design.

All the A5/A3 printed items will be printed on my own printer. The digital pdf will also be provided to the backers and, if you wish to, I encourage you to use it for educational uses, and why not print them for your own use. 

The newspapers will be printed using NewsPaperClub's service on a 16 pages broadsheet 375x520mm, endorse folded, 55gsm newsprint which comes quite cheap and yet is of very good quality. 

Newspapers showcase
Newspapers showcase

 

Page 14-15 of the specimen newspapers
Page 14-15 of the specimen newspapers

The different styles of the typeface will be yours to use as you please for both personal and commercial projects for any kind of supports (print, web, application) for as long as you want, as stated before it will be your tool, so enjoy it.

Character set includes:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z À Á Â Ã Ä Å Ā Ă Ą Æ Ć Ç Ċ Č Ď Đ Ð È É Ê Ë Ē Ė Ę Ě Ğ Ġ Ģ Ħ Ì Í Î Ï İ Ī Į Ķ Ĺ Ļ Ľ Ŀ Ł Ñ Ń Ņ Ň Ŋ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Ō Ő Œ Þ Ŕ Ŗ Ř Ś Š Ș Ş Ŧ Ť Ț Ţ Ù Ú Û Ü Ū Ů Ű Ų Ẁ Ẃ Ẅ Ŵ Ý Ŷ Ÿ Ỳ Ź Ż Ž a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z à á â ã ä å ā ă ą æ ć ç ċ č ď đ ð è é ê ë ē ė ę ě ğ ġ ģ ħ ì í î ï ī į ı ķ ĺ ļ ľ ŀ ł ń ņ ň ñ ŋ ò ó ô õ ö ø ō ő œ þ ŕ ŗ ř ś š ș ş ß ŧ ť ț ţ ù ú û ü ū ů ű ų ẁ ẃ ẅ ŵ ý ÿ ŷ ỳ ź ż ž 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ff ffi fi ffl fl ! ¡ ? ¿ & ’ “ ( ) * . : , ; … · @ \ [ ] / _ { } « » - – — ’ ’ ’ “ ” „ † ‡ • ’’ ∅ ≈ ≠ ≤ + − < = > ± × ÷ ⁄ # % ‰ ° | ¦ @ & $ ¢ £ ¥ €

Character set (Ultra Light)
Character set (Ultra Light)

So what does this project need?
To make this a success, we need 1200€ 

  • 1100€ for the printing and shipping process (Printing 100 newspapers is 450€ and shipping is 650€
  •  I will be printing the A5 and A3 at my own expense. 
  • 100€ for the Kickstarter's fees

All of the money will be invested in this project. If we reach beyond our funding requirements, we'll find ways to make use of it (silkscreen printing of larger scales posters for our backers, more printing of the newspapers, T shirts, etc.). And if for some reason the funding hits the roof, I'll spend it on super duper silkscreen printing by this amazing printing company in France. If everything goes as planned, all the shipping would be sent for March 2017, so it will be a fast turnaround! 

To conclude:
I'm doing this because I love designing typefaces, I love designing typeface specimens and my sole wish is to share these things with others.

A3 poster example designed by Victor Javon
A3 poster example designed by Victor Javon

 

About us: 
As I have mentioned, Adele Type is a young in development typeface foundry that aims to produce fonts for distribution. It is held by myself, Matthieu Salvaggio. I am a french art director, graphic designer and typeface designer. I teach graphic design and typeface design in several schools in Lyon (France) to students in at both a bachelor degree and masters level. Now and again, I curate workshops on various topics including global communication, poster design, typeface design, and similar subjects. I've been designing typefaces for quite some time and I'm working on creating the AT foundry in order to distribute them. You can view some more images about this Kickstarter on the Facebook page or Instagram

A3 poster example featuring WTF facts
A3 poster example featuring WTF facts

 

A3 poster example designed by Victor Javon
A3 poster example designed by Victor Javon

About the AT Osmose typeface: It is a neoclassical sans-serif font rooted with geometric sans-serif features. The geometric inspiration is stated in the matching of the H-height and ascenders. Some details—such as the punctuation— were inspired by cursive old scriptures; it’s a nice way to break the monotony of long texts. By adding this layer made of smooth curves and perfectly round circles the effect can be even more detectable (and appreciable). The capitals’ width are thought in the same way: they are built in a wider shape; allowing even more ‘flavour’ to the quality of the reading process. It comes with five (5) styles, all based on the same side bearings which allows great flexibility, and yet, optical constancy when it comes to text layouts. It is (as for now) developed for Latin European languages (Western, Central, South Eastern) and I surely hope you like using it as much as I liked designing it.

About the exclusive rights to the font: You might say it's kinda strange to distribute the fonts styles only to those who will back the campaign and I do agree with that, but I have to admit I find it amusing to imagine my font being this kind of super exclusive tool, like a very limited book edition you keep somewhere safe.
To compensate I wanted to go with this All in One licence that makes the use of the font very flexible and unlimited.

Risks and challenges

The main challenge of this campaign is to promote and release the AT Osmose, to print and send the specimen newspaper.
TBH, I was not planning on releasing the AT foundry so early this year but when I came across the Kickstarter make/100 campaign it felt like it was the right time to do it, so here goes! Since most of the items have already been designed, it's only a matter of funding the campaign, printing it, receiving the documents, sending them. Not very complicated.

I also (modestly) wish to make typeface design more known. I founded this foundry because I love designing typefaces and I want to share them with others and see what they will do with it.
I started designing fonts years ago as an hobby and it quickly became an obsession.
Somehow, it seems typeface design is still not something so commonly known. It feels strange that it is not such a 'big deal' amongst most people. Still, it is a part of everyone's life and daily schedule: we spend our time reading informations wether it be on subways stations, posters, phones, computer screens, whatever.
Typefaces don't just magically appear on our phones or computers or in the streets, you have to design them somehow—would be cool if everyone knew and appreciated that.

The only reason I might think of a delay in the shipping of our items is if the french postal office start going on a strike (and that does happen!).
Aside from that, the sky seems to be made of a pretty blue !

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    Light, Regular and Medium style of the ATF Osmose.
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    • Your name as a main contributor in the newspapers colophon
    • A personal thank you card <3
    • Light, Regular and Medium style of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • A3 Specimen poster of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • The official printed newspapers specimen (375x520mm, 16 pages)
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    • A personal thank you card <3
    • Light, Regular and Medium style of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • The official printed newspapers specimen (375x520mm, 16 pages)
    • A3 Specimen poster of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • Printed A5 specimen-postcard of one of the ATF Osmos's style.
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    • Your name as a main contributor in the newspapers colophon
    • All five's styles of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • A personal thank you card <3
    • A3 Specimen poster of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • The official printed newspapers specimen (375x520mm, 16 pages)
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    • All five's styles of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • A personal thank you card <3
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    • A3 Specimen poster of the ATF Osmose typeface
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    You get the whole pack plus extra cherry with it and our eternal gratitude.

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    • Your name as a main contributor in the newspapers colophon
    • A3 Specimen poster of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • A personal thank you card <3
    • All five's styles of the ATF Osmose typeface
    • The official printed newspapers specimen (375x520mm, 16 pages)
    • Printed A5 specimen-postcard of one of the ATF Osmos's style.
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