Fabric Sans

Fabric Sans is an unassuming straight-sided grotesque. The design is guided by the interplay of apertures and letterspacing – a low-contrast typeface with high-contrast whitespace, hiding a radiant texture in plain sight. Fabric Sans is at once familiar and novel. Pitted against aggressive counters, the classic letterforms are charged with vibrant animation.

Fabric Sans is an ideal partner to Fabric Serif.

The Fabric Collection is conceived as an overarching concept. Sans and Serif share the same structural foundation: curve tension, energy, rhythm and metrics, but deviate in morphology and detailing. This means they can combine inline without falling flat, but also tie a common thread through a complex typographical hierarchy.

The word fabric originates in the Latin faber ‘craftsman, forger, smith’ and fābrica ‘workshop’. One can trace its roots throughout industrial society: to forge, to fabricate, the factory ( fabrik[k] in the Germanic languages), textiles, and the underlying framework of structures.

The Fabric Collection is presented through a series of abstract collages by Dado Queiroz, pieced together from discarded, reconstructed, remnants of industrial production. Research, recreation and printing of the collage raw material is done by Benjamin Hickethier at the &soWalter Press.

Fabric Sans is designed by Frode Helland and Sindre Bremnes and is available directly from our webshop. A display companion to Fabric Sans is available on request for large volume licenses.

Sindre Bremnes, Frode Helland
Released: 2020
Format: OTF, WOFF, WOFF2
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Fabric Serif