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Moose Sans


Moose sans corporate typeface and logotype for TeliaSonera assignment In May 2011 the new identity was launched and the logotype is a version of Helvetica with some flavours from the old Telia-logotype. Very inconsequent in the stroke and relations between letters. Design a typeface, that suits the symbol and can work as a logotype, either just written or optimized for the name, and as an identity for headlines. The typeface can not be based on existing typefaces, but must be original work.

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NEW SKETCHES


Sketches development Moose Sans started in November 2011 during Creative Typography master course at my home faculty in Slovenia. The main idea was to create a mono-line sans serif typeface

FIRST SKETCHES

which would show a strong character in display sizes but remain readable in small sizes. This was a good predisposition to create a corporate typeface and logotype for TeliaSonera.


final lowercase a


Process development of a A mayor part of character definition process was spent on lowercase letter a. I started working on a singlestorey a. First it was quite narrow and had strong cal-

ligraphic stroke, but gradually became wider and less contrasted and more roboust. At one point it started to look too playful, so less round forms were introduced and

the tear-shaped counter replaced with more angular one. Different outstrokes were tried until deciding for the characteristic “pirate-leg� style.

changing the width

different outstrokes

different solutions for double-storey a (Stylistic alternate)

the whole process of lowecase a


nonparallel strokes

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ank C X

D

nonparallel strokes


Design character Moose Sans is of bold weight, mono-line sans serif typeface with nonparallel stems. It has some humanistic influences, some cursive elements (single-storey a and g in the de-

fault set, double-storey available as stylistic alternates) and some serif elements (C, c and r). The x-height is relatively high, ascenders and descenders are short, forms are

open (for better legibility at small sizes). A lot of character comes from the “pirate-leg� outstrokes, the style also repeats with k, y, x, R, and K.

g ĹĄc characteristic leg

caron

serifed c in r


stylistic sets in use

Enjoy swing dance basic

Enjoy swing dance stylistic set one

Enjoy swing dance stylistic set two

a g a g

X

D

basic set X

D

stylistic set 1


130 pt

Design stylistic alternates The basic set is a combination of round and straight forms which balances its character. Double-storey a and g are available in Stylistic set 1, round y and w are available in Stylistic set 2.

18 pt

a a g y w

g y w

yw yw

stylistic set 2


g stylistic set 1


Design letters in use


corporate typeface


UIn usรทรทรทe logo The dynamic rhythm which comes from nonparallel strokes fits nicely with the existing TeliaSonera sign. I kept the same size proportion between the sign and the logotype.

logo in colour

black & white logo in two lenghts


UIn usรทรทรทe ads I applied Moose Sans to existing style of TeliaSonera ads to show how the typeface works in the branding applications.


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