Type, Print, Web Design
Manhattan is a playful, modular typeface inspired by a brutalist residential complex in Wroclaw, ironically called ‘Manhattan’ by the locals. This project celebrates some of the best of Polish architecture and constitutes a love letter to my home city. The curved strokes and condensed style are inspired by the facade of the buildings. The typeface includes sets of stylistic alternates, ligatures, and numerals. Within the printed and interactive type specimens, I describe the buildings' history and the career of their architect, J. Grabowska-Hawrylak.