Motter Air font family

Designed by Siegmund Motter in 2009
At the start there was the idea to design a display font. Its aim was to visualise dynamic energy and the forward motion. Looking at it one should immediately associate with things like wind, storm, sailing, gliding and speed. Moreover, the font should be modelled for unique trademarks. A number of conceptual designs were created. There were several quite differently designed rough drafts (raw layouts). On the downside all dynamic designs had a particularly messy typeface in common. The letters were too wide (especially M, W) and too slanting, the bottom parts were too long and awkward, especially the ones pointing in the opposite direction. Generally, the typeface didn’t seem homogeneous and off-key. On the other hand, the 15 people who tested it, all of which were not graphic artists as well as some primary school children, were able to read the lines. This encouraged me to continue on my quest. Compared to the earlier designs the slope of the letters was much reduced. The bottom parts were drastically shortened and the shapes standardised. This was a way to minimise problems with the setting, without immolating the particular characteristics of the typeface. The three-story letters B, E, S and s were dragged under the base line in order to avoid a gradual optical “blackening” of the inside of the letters.

Motter Air Regular

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Motter Air

world-map map

Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.

Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: Motter_Air_Bold.otf
Windows menu name: Motter Air
PostScript name: MotterAir-Bold
PostScript full name: Motter Air Bold
Catalog number:
US$ 35
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These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in d

Tag: Basic Latin

Function: These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.