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By Profonts

Volker Schnebel

Martin Pro, a condensed semi-serif with rounded edges and friendly serifs, shows its charm best in short, pointed sentences, in headlines set in about 20 to 36pt. The playing with serifs in a condensed, very characteristic type design is attractive and the technical skill is convincing. More styles are planned. The idea was to try to apply a given design criteria (also see Volker Schnebel’s Marita Pro and Manuel fonts Pro) to every single character. In other words, start with a character and develop all of the others from it. This is quite easy for some characters but extremely difficult for others. This process generates creativity and the characters move away from the initial constructed sketch. Together in a typeface, the individual characters are now all of a piece and character.