Viewport is a quirky sans-serif typeface that is a synthesis of two different genres of typefaces: geometric and dynamic. It is on built on a square, geometric foundation, and has dynamic details that nod to calligraphy. Dynamic typefaces tend to have a handmade, friendly quality, while geometric typefaces tend to feel more rigid, even futuristic.
Additionally, I looked to type and lettering found on mid-century paperback book covers. Typefaces like calligraphic heart-thumpers like Jacno, Lydian, Klang, and squarish clunkers like Eurostile, Microgramma, and Modula. Ultimately, extreme stylistic details faded in favor of a cleaner design, but my aim was retain some the spirit of these initial influences.
The project is ongoing and trial fonts will be available Summer 2016.