Mundo Sans™ font family


Designed by Carl Crossgrove in 2002

About Mundo Sans™ font family

Mundo Sans, from Carl Crossgrove, is a design that's going to be around for a good long while. In the more than ten years of on-and-off development Crossgrove devoted to the project, he was able to polish the design to its current unpretentious luster. This is a typeface with legs.

There were several humanist sans typefaces that I admired when I began work on Mundo in 1991. I used these designs - and surprisingly, Futura - as models for proportion, weight, flow, spacing, and rhythm in my design." Crossgrove also gives credit to hand-lettered signage as a strong influence on the heavy weights in the Mundo Sans family. These letters were sometimes "giant-sized," explains Crossgrove, "using heavy sans caps with slightly flaring stems, and a humanist skeleton. This lettering style was part of the sign painters' repertoire before signs were produced digitally."

Throughout the project, Crossgrove aimed to create a humanistic typeface with subtle pen ductus, a wide range of weights and a fluid, unobtrusive italic. He kept the design clean and distinctive enough for display use while still being sufficiently understated and proportioned for text composition. With seven weights and a complementary suite of cursive italics, there is little outside the range of the Mundo Sans family. Weights range from the delicate and understated Extra Light through the forthright Medium to the lively and robust Ultra. Mundo italics are true cursive designs with fluid strokes and obvious calligraphic overtones. The flick of the down-stroke in the 'a,' the descending stroke of the 'f' and graceful curve of the baseline of the 'z' add grace to the design and distinguish it from more traditional sloped-roman italics.

Crossgrove says that Mundo isn't meant to be revolutionary, yet it has a quiet distinction that separates it from other humanistic sans. Without shouting "new and different," Mundo just works."
More related documents:
Font Feature: Display Fonts
Type Gallery: Mundo Sans
Font Designer: Carl Crossgrove

Mundo Sans

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Mundo Sans

14 Typefaces



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supports at least

21 languages.

Mundo Sans™ Extra Light -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Light -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Light Italic -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Regular -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Italic -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Medium -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Medium Italic -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Bold -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Bold Italic -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Black -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Black Italic -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Ultra -  2 variants
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Mundo Sans™ Ultra Italic -  2 variants
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