Molto

Designed by Xavier Dupré. Released 2018.

Molto is a multipurpose slab serif font family, adding unique flourishes to a robust and straight-edged base design. Its nine weights are defined by their intended use and can both overwhelm and impress with determined curves, terminals of concrete, and surprising swashes. The two extreme weights (Hair and Fat) act as display partners for magazines, titles, and posters.

Molto’s seven intermediate weights, with their classic and legible shapes, are meant for texts of all sizes. The notches on diagonals, distinct numerals, and acute terminals grant benefits from caption sizes up to headings.

Six mistakes in coffee-making!

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The aroma of coffee is one of the joys of daily life for millions of people, but everyone has their preferred method of preparing a cup.

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FREEZING YOUR BEANS
Some believe that putting your coffee beans or ground coffee in the fridge or freezer helps keep them fresh. That may be true but as soon as the coffee container is taken out and opened, the ambient air in the room causes condensation to form on the cold coffee. That small amount of moisture will degrade the coffee faster than if it had been kept dry, in an air-tight container at room temperature.
BOILING WATER
The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) has what it calls the Gold Cup standard for brewing coffee. The optimal temperature range is given as 92˚C–96˚C and this is reached (without the need for a thermometer) approximately 30–45 seconds after a kettle has boiled and switched off. If boiling water is poured straight onto the grounds, too many of the more bitter flavour elements are extracted and more delicate aromatic compounds risk being vapourised.

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The optimal temperature range is given as 92˚C–96˚C and this is reached (without the need for a thermometer) approximately 30–45 seconds after a kettle has boiled and switched off. If boiling water is poured straight onto the grounds, too many of the more bitter flavour elements are extracted and more delicate aromatic compounds risk being vapourised.
USING LESS-THAN-FRESH COFFEE
If you are an occasional drinker of proper coffee, you may have been storing your beans or ground coffee for some time. While roasted coffee beans retain their flavour and aroma longer than ground coffee, both have a limited shelf life before oxidation diminishes quality. Buy only as much coffee as you are likely to use over a two-week period. And for best results, grind beans as and when you intend to use them.

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The Backstory

Molto

A slab serif font family that is a tonal master, tempering toughness with exuberant flourishes.

Xavier Dupre’s Molto font family is a tonal master, creating tenderness in a slab serif and tempering toughness with flourishes. Slab serifs created their original niche by their ability to grab attention and overwhelm, which caused them to be seen as strong, dominant, and desired fonts, especially in advertising. Slab serifs are the result of placing defined edges on something meant to take up an inordinate amount of space, rather than meant to be graceful. Molto updates this concept to allow a greater, and gentler, range in the lighter weights.
 
Molto’s nine weights are defined by their intended use. The two extreme weights (Hair and Fat) act as display partners for magazines, titles, and posters. The Hair weight is runway ready with its sturdy serifs, breathy internal space, and stable lettershapes that were designed both to perform and impress. Molto’s Fat weight packs maximum punch in a believable way. Its wide and deliberate curves contrast against thin connections and landing strip stems. Molto can be put to perfect use in a fashion magazine using swashy Hair headlines set against its darkest weight.

Molto’s seven intermediate weights, with their classic and legible shapes, are meant for texts of all sizes. The notches on diagonals, distinct numerals, and acute terminals grant benefits from caption sizes up to headings. Molto’s refined light weights and punchy heavy weights set the stage for a swashy surprise — alternate capital letters act as refined garments laid atop its concrete skeleton.
 
The Molto font family rejects saving space in favour of intensifying shapes, placing maximum weight on the edges for better legibility and impact. Latin-based digital and printed designs will benefit from Molto’s design voice and breadth. This means UI, video, and online text, and print materials like dictionaries, packaging, advertising, and branding can all put Molto’s robust forms to multipurpose use. Molto successfully creates balance in a slab serif design: an opinionated and striking type family, stalwart in captions and exuberant in display, thanks to swashes which add some originality to the slab category.

CREDITS

Lead Designer
Xavier Dupré

Engineering
Joancarles Casasín

Quality Assurance
Azza Alameddine

Graphic Designer
Roxane Gataud
Elena Veguillas

Copywriting
Joshua Farmer

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