Beatrice & Beatrice Display

Specimen Folio / 2018

Beatrice, designed by Lucas Sharp, is a new kind of typeface. The family is an exploration of contrast methodologies, combining various aspects from the canon expansionist systems, inverted contrast, and the contrast behavior of standard sans-serif grotesks. These methodologies were dissected and used as cornerstones in building our own system, with the final result landing largely in unexplored territory. Built on the foundation of a traditional American Gothic but with tight-as-can-be spacing, the superfamily spans a robust set of weights and includes 2 optical sizes: a super high-contrast, tightly packed Display cut, as well as a standard low-contrast cut, designed to function beautifully in a wide range of optical sizes.

Two A4-sized printed pages featuring Beatrice & Beatrice designed by Lucas Sharp with Connor Davenport. Printed in black and white inks on Mohawk Keaykolour in Coral. Hole punched to fit in an A4 binder.