Skrappa is a powerful condensed serif created for bold and brash messages. The type was first inspired by a lettering designed by the prolific British designer, Ken Garland in 1964 for the infamous 'First Things First Manifesto'. This manifesto, backed by over 400 designers, was a combined proclamation of solidarity against the accelerating consumerist culture of the era. The lettering was a statement in itself and a true facet of the Modernist design culture of the period; clinical abstraction and geometric precision.
Skrappa aims to capture some of this Modernist bombast to create a timeless contemporary interpretation. The face is methodically constructed to a strict grid and abstracts shape and form to its elemental function. Rounded outer edges contrast the sharp inside counters, vertical stems dominate the axes and negative space shelters sparsely between the uniformly compact forms. It pairs a towering x-height with stubby ascenders and descenders to increase its headline impact on the page.
Numerals, punctuation, symbols, and diacritics all conform to the same systematic treatment and a range of unique ligatures provide further nuance and abstraction. Besides the primary roman face, Skrappa offers a sloped roman italic which sits at an 8° angle and works beautifully in conjunction or standalone. Skrappa covers an extended range of pan-European Latin characters. Please check the 'PDF Specimen' below for a comprehensive overview of Skrappa's glyph set.
Gaelic (Irish - Scots)