Posted on 13 December 2012
I’ve had a very personal relationship with Quatro ( Sans / Slab) for a number of years now. I loved its first incarnation — the Ultra weight of the Sans — and when I came to do the branding for Brooklyn Beta, I was able to use the then-beta (see what I did there) version of Quatro Slab, thanks to the generosity of designer Mark Caneso. Over the years, Mark and I have become friends, and in that space of time he’s expanded both the Sans and Slab from Ultras to full, multi-weight families.
So when I designed Insites: The Book, I had the chance to work with one of my favourite typefaces on a much larger scale, setting the body type and pull quotes in the Regular weight of Quatro Slab and everything else in various weights of the Sans. It made a lot of sense, since I’d already used the Ultra Sans for the Insites logo when we did the tour, and it also meant I could use yet another beta version, as — at the time — Mark was putting the finishing touches to the full Sans family.
Anyway, if you love Quatro as much as I do, you might be interested to know that we’ve teamed up with Mark to offer a special promotion:
- The first 2 people to purchase the Quatro family between now and 23rd December will receive a free copy of Insites: The Book — both the physical boxed edition and the digital bundle;
- or, buy the physical and digital bundle of Insites: The Book from us between now and 23rd December and be entered into a draw to win the full Quatro family.
Sounds like a good excuse to buy some awesome fonts, wouldn’t you say?
Photo by Marc Thiele