Bakemono is a typeface family published by Zetafonts that explores the shifting design space of fixed vs. proportional width, mixing the lessons of mechanical typewriter technology with the intuitions of Eastern brush calligraphy. It has been designed by Francesco Canovaro with the help of Andrea Tartarelli, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Mario de Libero.
The power of Transformation
Stroke endings are tapered to mimic the flow of brush calligraphy.
Brush and hand movement dictate the presence of in-strokes and curved wide motions.
Signature shapes with an eastern flavor are used in signature glyphs with low text frequency.
A medium contrast is kept through all the weights and is especially noticeable in the thinner, monolinear cuts.