Tephra is an ambitious font family that presents designers with an unusual approach to typography. With six very different styles, which are intended to be used together for maximum impact, Tephra demands to be noticed. It is at its best when used for display purposes in settings which need something bold.
Tephra transforms type design into an artform. It comes from a Neo-modernist background and was partly inspired by Wim Crouwel’s New Alphabet. Its designer, Hamish Muir, wanted to explore the possibility of developing a system of modular typography which would produce a family of related display fonts. This concept evolved to become Tephra, a font family which invites designers to overlay its styles and produce something innovative.
Designer: Hamish Muir