Nowadays we have many sans-serif fonts but designers are continually looking for new ones. They still expect new shapes of classical forms, new details and a new, general overall look. One could say this doesn’t matter but it does. From this starting point comes Matter. It was drawn for the first time in June 2015 and has since been used for many projects. It is a grotesk typeface with a subtle, warm touch. This is caused by lively forms and diagonal terminals. The vertical terminals still have some angle even when it seems there is not.
Matter drew on the following for inspiration; Akzidenz-Grotesk (1896 Berthold Type Foundry), Theinhardt (2009 François Rappo), Classic Grotesque (1926 Frank Hinman Pierpont), Neuzeit Grotesk (1928 Wilhelm Pischner), Helvetica (1957 Max Miedinger & Eduard Hoffmann), Unica (Team ’77, Lineto), Plain (2013 François Rappo), Futura (1927 Paul Renner) and Avenir (1988 Adrian Frutiger). A mix of these influences and many more can be found here.
Matter SQ (Square) is the same family with square dots and it is included in all packages by default.
6 weights, 12 styles
First Sketch: 6/2015, First Kick: 11/2016, Released: 1/2017
Download PDF sheets with all details (samples with all weights and styles, opentype features, listed all characters & language support). You can print them. We recommend black and white laser printer.