We’ve been proud to always include the German ẞ in our fonts
4 July, 2017

We’ve been proud to always include the German…

We’ve been proud to always include the German ẞ in our fonts. It’s exciting that it’s now an officially recognized letter! We are hopeful that more designers will make it a part of their standard character sets.

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Mota Italic Type Catalog 2015
12 October, 2016

This was our second printed catalog featuring all our fonts (including a few advanced previews). There were 1500 copies printed and they went much quicker than expected, and now we are out of them.

You can also view this catalog in its entirety on issuu.


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Mota Italic Postcard №2
27 May, 2013

Mota Italic Postcard №2

Early 2013’s latest printed type promotional piece. This is another A5 postcard with an even more packed selection of current typefaces. This will certainly be the last postcard where I attempt to show all of our fonts on just 1/2 a sheet of paper.


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Mota Italic Postcard №1
25 May, 2013

Mota Italic Postcard №1

This A5 postcard was made in 2011 as a small promo item before TypeCon. It has a few updates to the (upcoming) type offerings, and was easier to carry from Germany to the US than the full specimen books.


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Mota Italic Printed Specimen №1
25 May, 2013

Mota Italic's First Specimen Book

This was Mota Italic’s first printed specimen book printed in 2010. At 40 pages, with one typeface per page, the concept was quite unconventional making it look different from the typical type specimens one sees. While the novelty of its originality took it far, it did somewhat lack in the area of proper marketing and showing some of the features and infos that potential customers might have been interested in. Still, it was fun to make at to read through.


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Mota Italic: Now Open!
5 October, 2009

motaitalic.com is now open

After many long months of coding, designing, and bureaucratic paper work, Mota Italic is finally online and open for business! We have worked hard to bring you some great font families and a special shopping experience. The website features numerous images and samples of the fonts and a totally unique shopping cart and checkout process. (more…)


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Vesper & Beyond: Introducing Our New Foundry…
19 March, 2009

Mota Italic - not yet online - bummer!

Today’s post is a bit of a mixed bag. It was intended to be an exciting announcement about my new project, but certain events have toned things down a bit.

As many of you already know, I have been working on Vesper full time these last few months, expanding it, and preparing it for sale. On top of this, Sonja Stange and I have been tirelessly developing and coding a new online store to sell our fonts.

So, as somewhat of a pre-announcement, we present our new digital “type foundry” Mota Italic!

The site is not currently online, but behind the scenes things are about finished. The goal was for it to go live at the end of March, but that now seems highly unlikely. Thanks to German bureaucracy the proper business permissions are still not yet finalized, so it is not legal for me to sell fonts in Germany. Hopefully this will be cleared up quickly and the site can go live soon (possibly still on schedule) or else with as minimum delay as possible.

We are looking forward to finally revealing the site and our new fonts to you all! Vesper is looking good and I am quite proud of how the site looks and functions. Sonja has done some amazing work with the store. Nothing is “out of the box” – just about every module, script, and element has been customized. We have created a unique browsing and buying experience that is simple to use, yet presents our products in depth. By selling the fonts ourselves we are able to offer some special license policies and ways to manage your accounts and purchases. These details will be clarified more in the next weeks.

There is no point in teasing any more with this announcement, since I am not actually showing anything concrete. Just watch out for Mota Italic, it is coming soon!


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MATD Typefaces Online
2 August, 2007

Vesper

The MATD07 class website is online now. Most people have uploaded PDFs or links to image samples of their typefaces. I am in the latter group. You can see some more photos of my design here.


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Fonts finally submitted
25 July, 2007

Vesper

The MATD 07 typefaces are submitted! Everyone made it in on time and they all turned out really well. In the coming weeks there will be a class website put up where you can check out all the designs (update: see them here). Until then, here is the first public image of my design, Vesper.

Update #2: See more about, try, and license Vesper from Mota Italic!


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