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Planet Mu was started in 1995 as an imprint on Virgin on which to release µ-Ziq and other, similar artists. When it turned out that Virgin didn't do well in marketing this kind of music, Mike Paradinas set up the label independently in 1998. This is where the ZIQ... catalog numbers start.
Yellix is a mono-linear geometrical sans-serif font family. It was designed in the time I fell in love with Paul Renner’s first sketch of Futura and I also explored stylistic sets, so I added a lot of strict and cold alternatives (“a, g, m, n, r, t, etc.”). I enjoyed having the possibility to create tensions between circular and square shapes. You will also find less geometrically based alternatives. Yellix has horizontal or vertical terminals and the circle forms are punched into the stems.
In Hellix (original ancestor), circle forms are “punched” into the vertical stems and the terminals are diagonal. In Gellix the terminals are horizontal or vertical and the circle forms are connected gracefully onto the vertical stems. In Fellix, circle forms are connected gracefully onto the vertical stems and the terminals are also diagonal.
#ellix families is mainly inspired by Futura (1924–1932 Paul Renner), Drescher Grotesk (2002 Arno Drescher, Nicolai Gogoll), Super Grotesk (1930, Arno Drescher) and Johnston (1915 Edward Johnston).
Design: Martin Vácha
First Sketch: 10/2011, Released: 5/2017, New Version: 11/2017
8 weights, 16 styles
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