November 07, 2019
Casa Villa Reyes in Sant Vinceç de Montalt.
The beauty of facade typography on houses and mansions alongside the mediterranean coastline, lead me to create my first typeface. I picked my favorite impression – Villa Reyes in Sant Vincenç de Montalt – and tried my best to come up with a viable headline font design. The result is a geometric typeface with a warm mediterranean twist which lives on being volitionally out of proportion.
The idea behind this typeface was to convey a warm, exuberant mood without drifting into the ornate clichés. It is clearly strongly inspired by Richard Neutra’s facade lettering and the resulting Neutraface. Completely unsuitable as a running text font, Zikade Headline fulfills her original goal of providing graphics with a warm and Mediterranean flair.
Since I wanted to create a stable headline font design, I decided to support the most common special characters in the European language area. Because of time and resources, I decided not to implement extended special characters. Zikade Headline is also an AllCaps font which is designed to be manipulated in order to achieve graphically appealing typesetting. You will find all supported characters below.
Letters and Numerals
Can I use it?
Absolutely. Zikade Headline can be used by everyone for free. The headline-font-design is the result of my first shot at type-design. I would be happy to see it out there! If you have any questions, please send me an email. You can download Zikade Headline at the top of this page.
Made with care.