Lobular Font


Lobular is a typeface that looks like cross-sections of kidneys or the transversal section of an intestinal tract. It creates dark masses on the page's surface, in which light is ensnared when it enters the core of the letters.

One of its main features is its entirely flat inktraps (the only straight lines in the typeface), which don't have the practical purpose of avoiding the effects of bleeding in print, but rather a structural role for drawing the counters. Its design also recalls that of bubble letters, commonly seen in graffiti tags in many places around the world.

All in all, designing Lobular was a matter of solving topological problems (keeping curves and gaps consistent), and sometimes this constraint was also used as an inspiration to create experimental letterforms.