Fonts from 2013: Doctrine Sans
Veer's Creative Team takes time out to dish on the fonts
that made their year.
Mike's pick from 2013: Doctrine Sans by Jonathan
Abbott, Jonathan Barnbrook and Julián Moncada for Virus Type -
A contemporary sans-serif typeface with an agreeable
character, Doctrine Sans is the moderate comrade of the display
typeface Doctrine Stencil. From the obscure starting point of the
North Korean national airline livery, Doctrine has grown to
encompass a series of more mature typographic influences. By
blending elements of twentieth-century neo-grotesque, humanist and
geometric styles, Doctrine is at once universal and idiosyncratic.
Doctrine is informed mid-twentieth-century modernism, yet is more
human and less clinical than many modernist faces. The rounded,
lighter weights speak with graceful composure whilst the large
x-height, low contrast and squarer, heavier weights give Doctrine
an affable charm and a persuasive voice.
Including a vast array of ligatures and alternate characters in
five weights ranging from thin to black, Doctrine is capable of
handling a multitude of testing typographical situations.