Postea

Designed by José Scaglione Veronika Burian . Released 2021.

Beginning with Bauhaus virtues, Postea is the rational response for pixel or paper text — a lyrical take on geometric sans serifs. Classic curves and purposeful details make it ideal for branding, signage, corporate typefaces, and magazines.

Take a look at our article on the making of Postea with images, videos, quick directions for how to use the icons, and watch the short Postea video.
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A stamp which can be called “superb” is one of the finest quality. That means it has perfect centering, brilliant color and perfect gum.

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“Es gibt Jäger und es gibt Sammler”, sagt Dirk Schulz. Er und seine Kameraden sind Sammler. “Sammler sind Idealisten.” Die Männer mit den runden Bäuchen und den gebügelten Hemden sammeln Briefmarken — “Postwertzeichen”, sagen sie, vielleicht weil es offizieller klingt, auf eine muckelige Art bürokratisch, die man jungen Leuten heute offenbar nur noch schwer vermitteln kann. “Social Philately” nennt sich ein Trend, der dem Briefmarkensammeln ein neues Image geben soll — und von dem bei einer Börse viel die Rede ist. Das Hobby habe sich in den vergangenen Jahren stark gewandelt.

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After two days, on May 8, 1840, the Two Penny Blue was released. These two stamps show an engraved visage of Queen Victoria. Both stamps do not have perforations because the stamps at that time were separated from their sheets by cutting devices (probably scissors). Ever since the first issues of postage stamps were released, there was no need to include the name of the country on the postage stamps. The United Kingdom is the only country that does not have its name printed on its postage stamps, and use the currently reigning royalty's head as the stamp’s straightforward means of identification.

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The Backstory

Postea

Combining the constructed and human feel while brushing away the dust from a century of geometric derivatives.

The Postea font family is Veronika Burian and José Scaglione’s take on German geometric typefaces, reshaped with the right attributes for setting paragraphs and headings, and perfect for branding and text use. Some typefaces are a rough tool, like a pumice rock: abrasive to the senses, unforgiving, and unhelpful for most reading situations. Postea is an obsidian: smooth and classy, with attractive nuances in any light. The classic curves and purposeful details keep its individuality intact while allowing it to fit an incredible range of geometric font needs. Because of these qualities, Postea makes normal reading in paragraphs a cinch and your branding memorable.

Compared to Bauhaus attributes of restraint and a sparse appearance, Postea’s deliberate play between character widths injects life and distinctiveness into its personality. The default ‘t, f’ have lyrical doses akin to a robust evening drink and are rounded out with a serpentine ‘s’ and rotund ‘o, g, b’. Another nice surprise awaits: spacing for the Hairline weight is tighter for optimal use in large headings and titles, while the regular weights have the expected, slightly looser spacing for text. Setting the test word ‘bogarts’ brings all this together nicely, invoking a balance between a constructed and human feel while brushing away the dust from a century of derivatives.

Postea is opinionated and has modern stylistic sets with softer, specially-designed alternate characters. Wallpaper-worthy geometric symbols, arrows, and ornaments are packed into SS01 and SS09. For the ultimate in customisation and glamour, the second and third stylistic sets are where geometric and typographic alternates are found.

Postea’s 14 styles (seven upright and italic) and two variable fonts are accompanied by an all-new family of icons in three weights, for which we developed a new, easy activation method. Simply bookend the desired icon name with colons (:arrowUp: :firstAid: :aid: :chargingStation:), making sure to capitalise each word after the first word, then select it and activate SS10. Icons include wayfinding, social interface, and sanitary precautions like face masks, thermometers, hand washing, and with much more.

Postea now comes in five scripts (Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, now including Vietnamese) and is resilient in the number of ways the family can be used. Its recognisable characters make it a prime selection for branding, signage, corporate typefaces, and magazines. Beginning with self-restrained Bauhaus virtues, Postea is the rational response for text — a lyrical take on geometric sans serifs.

CREDITS
Lead design and concept
Veronika Burian, José Scaglione

Type Design
Azza Alameddine (Arabic)
Veronika Burian (Greek)
Yorlmar Campos (Greek)
Vera Evstafieva (Cyrillic)
Tom Grace (Hebrew, Greek)

Icon Design
Luciana Sottini

Quality Assurance
Azza Alameddine

Engineering
Joancarles Casasín

Kerning
Radek Sidun (Latin)

Graphic Design
Rabab Charafeddine
Elena Veguillas
Felicia Priscillya

Motion Design
Cecilia Brarda

Copywriting
Joshua Farmer

Consultation
Meir Sadan (Hebrew)
Irene Vlachou (Greek)

Social media manager
Douglas Arellanes