My thoughts on Neumond
You know me for constantly talking about what makes a display typeface a display typeface. Very briefly, it’s a typeface that is made for short large text. And if something is a display typeface, this week’s pick, Neumond truly is, while it demands to change my definition to extremely short and extremely large text.
Neumond by Dalton Maag was designed by Samir Reis and my good old friend Lukas Paltram, with whom I shared an office with for 11 years. So I had the pleasure to see how this project evolved over the months. Often Lukas excitedly showed me Neumond’s ligatures and how the super crisp serifs change their length when you switch from the Regular to the Dense style, so that no weird overlaps happen.
This super thin, geometric and slightly contrasted typeface it is one of the most beautiful, elegant and finest designs I’ve ever seen. Neumond creates a rhythmical pattern of visual joy. Ideal for editorial use or poster design, when it has enough space to breath. For web or app design, I only see very limited areas of application, since anything below a font size of 120 px won’t work. It was challenging to apply it in my templates here, and I challenge you to use it in more than a one-letter word for a mobile design 😜. But maybe this is all you need in your next luxury space agency job?
What do you think? Is Neumond something for an upcoming project? Tell me in the comments below!