When we started working on Neutraface in 1999, we took our first cues from the geometric lettering Richard Neutra specified for many of his commercial building designs. The challenge was to strike a balance between the sensibilities of Richard and his son, Dion, and the realities of the regimented world of typography. With the help of Christian Schwartz, we achieved this balance in what has become one of the most ubiquitous typefaces in today’s visual landscape.
Neutraface No. 2 is an extension of the Neutra legacy, where form and function meet at the nexus of practicality and versatility. It is by no means intended as an improvement or replacement of the original Neutraface, but as an expansion of the original concept. Neutra’s highly sought-after residential and commercial designs have stood the test of time, as will the typography that bears his name.
Posted by Rich Roat on October 25, 2007