Mosquito Formal has an appealing simplicity, but its distinctive character shapes and lightly stressed strokes set it apart from more conventional sans serif faces. A relatively large x-height and open counters add to the design’s legibility.
Mosquito Formal History
Mosquito Formal, by Éric de Berranger, takes the original jaunty design of Mosquito and dresses it in a tuxedo. The stressed character strokes, simple, straightforward shapes, relatively large x-height, open counters and hint of Peignot are still there, but the cursive strokes and lively terminals have been replaced with traditional designs. The result is a more serious–and more sophisticated typeface. “The idea,” says Éric de Berranger, “was to assuage the drawing of Mosquito. To ‘calm’ it; and eliminate its idiosyncrasies while preserving character structure and general appearance.”
Although still distinctive, as Éric de Berranger puts it, “Mosquito Formal is more to be read than seen, it is more invisible and thus, more readable than my earlier design.” He does, however, use both typefaces in his graphic design projects: Mosquito for headlines and in applications where the lively design is appropriate, and Mosquito Formal for those instances that require a quieter more sophisticated look.
Mosquito Formal is available in three weights with complementary italic designs in addition to a suite of small caps and old style figures. It is also an exclusive Monotype typeface and only available from Fonts.com
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