Font Family: Tungsten Rounded, Number of fonts: 6*OTF, Type Foundry: Hoefler & Co., Design date: 2013
Six styles, countless voices.
From Tungsten, a typeface thatís disarming instead of pushy, comes a soft-shouldered cousin with an unexpected personality.
The rounded sans serif is a typographic chameleon. It can look relaxed and natural, as if its soft edges have been weathered by erosion; it can be cool and detached, machined with the accuracy of a precision part, or stamped with the indifference of a license plate. Its weight can affect its tone dramatically, changing the mood from the no-frills immediacy of a rubber stamp to the fleshy abundance of an over-inked printing plate. It can be burly and jovial, youthful, high-tech, wry, earnest, or energetic, all voices explored by Tungsten Rounded.
Across six styles from Light to Black, Tungsten Rounded varies the relationship between the weights of letters and the radius of their curves, to create a distinctively different personality in each style. Its lighter weights have an engineered quality, reminiscent of the engraved markings on scientific instruments, or the rounded grooves of lettering templates. As the font gets heavier, its middle weights take on a more direct and dynamic tone, moving from upbeat pop to editorial gravitas. Its Black weight is the most malleable, solemn when letterspaced and exuberant when tightly tracked, moods that are both improved by a collision detection feature in the fonts that improves their texture at large sizes.