Othello’s dense graphic demeanor delivers a straightforward, no-nonsense message. This versatile revival has a direct, experiential quality that suggests action and the outdoors.
Originally released by Monotype in 1928, Othello was offered as competition to Rudolf Koch’s Neuland typeface. This new digital version includes a wide variety of previously unavailable characters. Small caps, alternate letters, ligatures, and special joined “logotype” characters add to the versatility of this powerful communications tool. These many letter variants create new possibilities for headlines and short text blocks in advertisements, signage, and packaging, suggesting the immediacy of woodcuts or hand-drawn lettering.