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Post Grotesk V2May 1, 2017

Post Grotesk, designed by Josh Finklea, was originally published in 2013 through our Incubator. At the time it had four weights in roman & italic—light through bold. In 2016 Pentagram hired Josh to customize Post Grotesk for their client The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia).

Mia Grotesk, the museum’s proprietary typeface, was created in collaboration with Josh Finklea. It is a customized version of Post Grotesk that has been significantly modified to relate to the logo and give the font a stronger presence. Changes included squaring off the dots on the i, the terminals, and all circular punctuation, and widening the M and N. The weights of the typeface were also reconsidered, combining the book and medium weights to make a regular and adding a black weight, resulting in four custom weights—light, regular, bold and black.

In the spring of 2017, Josh Finklea and Sharp Type joined forces and an updated Post Grotesk, with new thin and black weights is now published by Sharp Type.

See Post Grotesk here