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Marcin Typewriter

Specimen Sheets / 2017

Two A4-sized printed pages featuring Mário Feliciano’s, Marcin Typewriter. Printed on Mohawk Superfine in fluorescent red, black and grey. Hole punched to fit in an A4 binder.

Marcin Antique and its monospaced companion, Marcin Typewriter, were inspired by late 19th-century French types produced by the Fonderie Gustave Mayeur in Paris. Mário Feliciano has given us a fresh perspective on France’s long tradition of grotesque types. Marcin purposefully shuns mechanical precision and incorporates modulation in contrast, yet doesn’t over-emphasise the quirks of its vintage source material. The result is “modernisme animé”.