Make Way Type Specimen
Type specimen design for Make Way, a typeface designed to function as a colorful and lively contemporary serif. Initiated for a book project by Onlab’s Thibaud Tissot and later adapted for a magazine, it continued to evolve throughout the years and various projects. Primarily inspired by Plantin, one of the designer’s favourite for book settings, Make Way mainly retains its solid appearance with a relatively low contrast, comfortable in reading sizes, while the particulars of the design include transitional properties, escaping historical fealty to Renaissance typefaces. Triangular serifs combine with arched strokes and terminal drops; round, straight, organic and geometric ingredients playfully mix to give Make Way its distinct texture.