An inkstone, a brush, ink, and paper. In China, one speaks of “wenfang sibao” – the four treasures of the scholar’s study. With these centuries-old handtools, Werner Schneider created a calligraphic type triology of the highest aesthic order; he named this typeface family after Buddha’s stepbrother, Sunetta™.
The way to typographic perfection is like the way to Enlightenment: countless hours of practice, tests, errors, and even failures are paramount. Like the spirit, the letterform must be freed of all unnecessary baggage before it may reach perfection. For Werner Schneider, type design is a lifelong and intensive process, which may always be traced back to handwritten roots. Individual characters and words must be put to the test in countless variations before they may build an optimal typographic orchestra.
Sunetta is an outstanding choice for contemporary display type purposes. Its combination of lively forms overcome sterile text passages, lending them a more personal note and feeling. But Sunetta is not only recommended for documents bestowing distinction and accolades; the fonts are superb for shorter text passages as well.
Sunetta’s spirited flow raises it above the fray that so many generic letterforms find themselves mired in, creating an unforgettable impression. Sunetta’s three complementary styles, Sunetta Flair, Sunetta Charme, and Sunetta Magic, offer three varying degrees of calligraphic verve.
The family’s base font, Sunetta Flair, harkens back to the showcard lettering styles of the 1950s, while remaining distinctly European in taste. Sunetta Charme has a more swash-type appearance, while Sunetta Magic is joyfully decorative – its brush-written strokes dance across the line. Together, they may help you reach typographic nirvana.