5 fonts that Spock would have loved

Typography: font selection

Spock plastic model giving the Vulcan salute

Spock is my favourite characters from Star Trek.  If Spock were a designer what sort of Typography would appeal to him?  This theoretical perspective interested me as Spock is a scientist rather than a creative.  Typography design, choice, and selection would appeal to his intellect.  There is a preciseness and attention to detail with typography that Spock loves.

1. Lenga

Lenga is a type of a beech tree that originates in the wilds of ‘Tierra del Fuego’.  Like Spock, this font has a โ€œdistinctive personality with a contemporary atmosphereโ€.  The various font faces have a nobility and robustness.

Uses

These fonts work well in headlines, subheadings and because of the way the text flows it is quite suitable for long documents.

Lenga typeface and example from Eurotypo
Lenga typeface and example from Eurotypo

2. Ortodoxa

Spock has always been โ€˜Orthodoxโ€™ meaning that he follows or conforms to the generally accepted rules or beliefs of a practice.  Ortodoxa is a typeface that holds to the tradition of sans-serif without aiming to be different but rather looks for a fresh look for conventional letterforms.

Uses

This font is well suited for print or computer screens.

Ortodoxa font an example of its uses
Ortodoxa font an example of its uses

3. Linotype Didot

Spock has a presence tall, dark like this font he exudes strong, clear forms of this alphabet displaying objective, rational characteristics that are representative of the time and the philosophy of the French Enlightenment.  The Didot families excelled as French printers and designers, during the 18th and 19th century.

Uses

Linotype Didot is a terrific choice as a web font.

Example of uses of Linotype Didot
Example of uses of Linotype Didot

4.NT Yaki

Spock is multi-layered his Vulcan and Human side battling for domination.  He acknowledges these layers and is always wanting to reconcile them. Yaki has three sets of fonts.  Yaki One is the plain version, Yaki Two and Yaki Three are separate fonts combining two layers with different colours.

Uses

This font is unique and would be a terrific place to start for a branding project.  I am thinking a menโ€™s cologne perhaps.

 

NT Yaki  font example of its use
This font is unique and would be a terrific place to start for a branding project.  I am thinking a menโ€™s cologne perhaps.

5. Magistral

Magistral’s international flavour and Spock cosmopolitan sophistication are in perfect balance.  Magistral is a tribute to his navigator, Pavel Andreievich Chekov (May he RIP). Dimitry Kirsanov designed Magistral he based it on the artworks of Moscow graphic designer Andrey Kryukov.

Uses

Magistral works well in advertising and display typography.

Magistral font display of its uses
Magistral font display of its uses
 

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