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Latin type generally has thicker verticals than horizontals. But what if it doesn’t? – Exploring the subtler sides of reversed-stress typeface design beyond common clichés of cartoons and cowboys, Mica is a serif typeface suitable for text whose horizontals are slightly thicker than its verticals. This lends it a unique voice and texture, causing lines of text to strongly band together. Mica aims to be distinctive, lively, versatile and somewhat inconspicuous. The family contains romans and italics in four weights, along with a proposal for a companion sans.
Nina Stössinger (1978) discovered her love of type while studying multimedia design at Burg Giebichenstein HKD Halle (Germany). After graduating, she freelanced as a graphic and web designer with a growing focus on typography and book design. A postgradual type design course at ZHdK Zurich led to her first published typeface – FF Ernestine – but it was not enough to scratch the itch: Besides selecting and setting type (and occasionally writing and speaking about it), Nina most of all wants to make type; so she happily left her studio to delve deeper into the craft at TypeMedia.