Pancho is a very informal sans serif. It’s story started with its name. Shiva Nallaperumal and Satya Rajpurohit were toying with the word “Pancho” and wondered if a typeface could be designed with just the name as a starting point, without any other conscious precedents or intended applications. Pancho is now the jester in ITF’s otherwise serious catalogue; the typeface brings comic relief to our library. The typeface pays some tribute to the work of Roger Excoffon, for instance in the top-heaviness of many of its letters, or the form of its capital “O.” Pancho is Shiva Nallaperumal’s first typeface to be published by ITF. Originally from Chennai, he is currently an MFA student at MICA in Baltimore/Maryland.
Release Date: 2015
Designer: Shiva Nallaperumal
Publisher: Indian Type Foundry
Styles: Pancho Light, poancho Regular, Pancho Medium, Pancho Semibold, Pancho Bold