My thoughts on TT Autonomous
TT Autonomous by the TypeType Foundry from St. Petersburg just caught my eye when I saw it. I immediately fell in love with this very wide and squarish design. It’s rounded on the outside, but it has rectangular insides. I like the tension this creates, it has a somehow futuristic feel to it, but it also has a brutalist, broken touch to it. The italic seems very fast, and did you see that crazily wide dot on the i?
This is definitely not a typeface for body text, and for functional text it’s too wide. I could imagine it for a title or some headings, maybe an intro text? When set in a paragraph, It’s not super readable, it more or less creates a rhythmical pattern. And for mobile design it needs too much space. These are all arguments against it, but still, I love the way it looks and the vibe it creates. This speed. For a desktop web design, that goes more into an editorial direction, I could definitely imagine it, or anything that’s more horizontally oriented will benefit from it.
But what do you think? Is TT Autonomous something for an upcoming project? Tell me in the comments below!