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Elementa Sans, Serif & Script (1990-1998)



YOFonts Elementa


Before, there was only a bit-mapped Chicago font for Macintosh. The outline font of it did not exist yet. So, I designed Elementa Sans in 1990; a Chicago font in my own style, drawn with AdobeIllustrator. Designing under rather strict rules, examples; no use of leaning lines, use round corner where angular element appears, etc.

At first, "H Bold" was designed. "Light" came next. It is the version which has thinner stem (the vertical bar). Then came, the idea for the version with serif. I designed it in the same way with thinner stem. The result; "Serif Bold" is almost a "Roman Serif" style. "Serif Light" is near to an "Egyptian Serif" style. In addition, the bolder (horizontal) bar version "V Bold" and the bolder stem and bar version "E Bold" are designed. These variations in weight are derived from the word processer's ability to make variable styles for any font such as; "Horizontally Bold", "Vertically Bold", or "Whole Bold". Some characters had not yet been completed, such as those requiring European accent notations, but, I began to design again at t
he end of 1997.
Also, I started to make a script version complete; It is based on an unrealesed bold face "R Bold (Roman Bold)" which is the sanserif version of Elementa Serif Bold. One of the trial script faces drawn in 1992-1993. Re-designed and completed in 1998.

Elementa is designed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro 1990-1998.

Elementa Sans, Serif & Script are Shareware (MacOS PostScript Type1).

Download free sample (TrueType): Windows | MacOS


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