Pescante Font


Pescante is a curveless typeface inspired by a lettering piece found on the front of an old warehouse in La Gomera, Canary Islands. Its design is a reference to geometric letters painted with a flat brush but it also presents some unusual details like cursive letter shapes and dents in the letters' inner angles.

The word "pescante" in this context means "davit", a cranelike device that was used to load cargo on boats in the island of La Gomera, specially in places where the abrupt coast would have made the placement of a port impossible. The construction of davits allowed isolated villages to export their agricultural produce, and thus contributed greatly to the agricultural development of some areas of the island. The wide stems and regular rhythm of the typeface recall the pilars of these decomissionned pieces of infrastructure.