Size 90
Color
HỚT TÓC HÙNG UỐN ÉP SẤY GỘI NHUỘM
HỚT TÓC HÙNG UỐN ÉP SẤY GỘI NHUỘM
HỚT TÓC HÙNG UỐN ÉP SẤY GỘI NHUỘM
HỚT TÓC HÙNG UỐN ÉP SẤY GỘI NHUỘM
HỚT TÓC HÙNG UỐN ÉP SẤY GỘI NHUỘM

Barber typeface is an ode to the glorious art of Vietnamese signpainting. Hand-painted signs, which once dominated urban areas, now remain on storefronts of very few businesses in the Cho Lon area. This typeface was rendered based on one of such remnant—a barbershop's sign in District 5, Saigon circa mid-1980s. By late 2018, the old barbershop's sign was no longer visible hidden behind a newer, extended metal one.

The chromatic, all-caps, display typeface consists of 4 font variants. When layered, they create the dimensional typographic effects with lighting and shadows, similar to that of the original hand-painted sign. This style was largely influenced by European lettering in the 19th and 20th century.

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April 2020

Giang Nguyen
Minh Nguyen

2.0

Basic Latin & Vietnamese
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Barber typeface is an ode to the glorious art of Vietnamese signpainting. Hand-painted signs, which once dominated urban areas, now remain on storefronts of very few businesses in the Cho Lon area. This typeface was rendered based on one of such remnant—a barbershop's sign in District 5, Saigon circa mid-1980s. By late 2018, the old barbershop's sign was no longer visible hidden behind a newer, extended metal one.

The chromatic, all-caps, display typeface consists of 4 font variants. When layered, they create the dimensional typographic effects with lighting and shadows, similar to that of the original hand-painted sign. This style was largely influenced by European lettering in the 19th and 20th century.

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April 2020

Giang Nguyen
Minh Nguyen

2.0

Basic Latin & Vietnamese
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Size 140
Color
Em Tám ơi, chợ Sài Gòn cất mới Ghe tàu lui tới, bốn mặt đều xinh

The typeface Westgate was designed based on the vernacular concrete typography on the North, East and West gates of Saigon's iconic Ben Thanh Market, which were installed during its renovation in the middle of 20th century. Withstanding the test of time, they have embodied the history of both the market and of Saigon's development.

The typeface carries an elegant condensed form inspired by the Art Deco style of the early 20th century French colonial era. It features elongated letter heights, combined with geometric lines and forms. The most charming feature is the Vietnamese diacritics which are harmoniously integrated into the letterforms, thus compensating for the typographic challenges of the Vietnamese language system while not compromising legibility.

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April 2020

Giang Nguyen

2.0

Basic Latin & Vietnamese
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The typeface Westgate was designed based on the vernacular concrete typography on the North, East and West gates of Saigon's iconic Ben Thanh Market, which were installed during its renovation in the middle of 20th century. Withstanding the test of time, they have embodied the history of both the market and of Saigon's development.

The typeface carries an elegant condensed form inspired by the Art Deco style of the early 20th century French colonial era. It features elongated letter heights, combined with geometric lines and forms. The most charming feature is the Vietnamese diacritics which are harmoniously integrated into the letterforms, thus compensating for the typographic challenges of the Vietnamese language system while not compromising legibility.

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April 2020

Giang Nguyen

2.0

Basic Latin & Vietnamese
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Size 150
Color
Các việc cần kíp để cho được Nam-Nữ bình đẳng

Đanh Đá was created in collaboration with Huong Ngo, an artist currently based in Chicago, for her project “To Name It Is To See It” and subsequently her visual identity. Unlike other typefaces in the project which are derived from a single typographic example, Đanh Đá is an amalgam of various references from 20th century women's magazines.

Đanh Đá is a bold and condensed sans-serif that carries traces of Art Deco influences from French colonial era with the subtle hardness and boldness of Propaganda style. The typeface comes with 2 variants Bold & Outline. Only Đanh Đá Bold is available for download.

"Proposals for a Translation" (publication) by Huong Ngo, 2017

April 2020

Giang Nguyen

2.0

Basic Latin & Vietnamese
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Đanh Đá was created in collaboration with Huong Ngo, an artist currently based in Chicago, for her project “To Name It Is To See It” and subsequently her visual identity. Unlike other typefaces in the project which are derived from a single typographic example, Đanh Đá is an amalgam of various references from 20th century women's magazines.

Đanh Đá is a bold and condensed sans-serif that carries traces of Art Deco influences from French colonial era with the subtle hardness and boldness of Propaganda style. The typeface comes with 2 variants Bold & Outline. Only Đanh Đá Bold is available for download.

"Proposals for a Translation" (publication) by Huong Ngo, 2017

April 2020

Giang Nguyen

2.0

Basic Latin & Vietnamese
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Republish is a self-initiated and exploratory project by Behalf Studio. The project seeks to investigate the typographic remnants, hidden in the apertures of urban landscape and archived materials, and revive them into digital typefaces.

The process of creating the digital incarnations often involves both research-driven and speculative design. Starting from the collection and study of vernacular typographic elements, we select the ones that give us ground to experiment with. We will then extrapolate from a few letters to create a completed working typeface, informed by visual research and cultural context.

The output of this project is a curated collection of free and open-source fonts, along with storytelling elements, created by and for Vietnamese people. This is our effort to return the unique but familiar aesthetics of local identity to the community.

We hope that you enjoy using and exploring with these typefaces, as much as we did creating them.

Republish is a self-initiated and exploratory project by Behalf Studio. The project seeks to investigate the typographic remnants, hidden in the apertures of urban landscape and archived materials, and revive them into digital typefaces.

The output of this project is a curated collection of free and open-source fonts, along with storytelling elements, created by and for Vietnamese people. This is our effort to return the unique but familiar aesthetics of local identity to the community.

The process of creating the digital incarnations often involves both research-driven and speculative design. Starting from the collection and study of vernacular typographic elements, we select the ones that give us ground to experiment with. We will then extrapolate from a few letters to create a completed working typeface, informed by visual research and cultural context.

We hope that you enjoy using and exploring with these typefaces, as much as we did creating them.

Behalf Studio
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Typeface design
Various designers

Content, curation & design
Behalf Studio

Web development
Blank

Copywriting
Jimmy Selkin

Translation
Skye

Special thanks to
Friends, family & people
who have been supporting us so far

Related links
Lưu Chữ
Signs of Saigon

Body text font
Space Grotesk

Copyright
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