Mutter is a display typeface with legibility in mind. With 50° and 70° diagonals as one of its key components. This is my first attempt to create a more serious typeface and a way for me to learn more about the design process behind it. Along the way I have tried to implement what I have learned about legibility.
In german “Mutter” means mother and in Swedish the meaning is screw-nut. As a half german the word have both meanings to me. It became a natural name since both words embodies the inspiration for the typeface. Mutter got its square shape from the angular form of a screw-nut. The inspiration from my mom does not come from her being square, but that she is the opposite of that – full of energy, in motion and close to laughter. Mutter is created from this foundation, a typeface with a smile and a strong appearance.
The project is a work in progress and more glyphs are added regularly. If you want to use it, contact me and we will find a way! Try Mutter down below!
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
The dog awakes and invites the fox for a cup of coffee and after a little chat they become friends.
The #¥@&%! End.