Jazz music, poured into letters. The new Masqualero typeface by Jim Ford
The Masqualero™ typeface by Jim Ford features a high contrast in its stroke widths, as well as a striking interplay between its sharp and rounded shapes, giving the font an unmistakable character. These lend the font an unmistakable character. Inspired by jazz, the typeface’s noble and fine forms work best in magazine titles, headlines or logos. The perfectly equipped Masqualero also cuts a fine figure in long texts, as well.
Each of the finely graded weights of Masqualero includes a genuine italic. Here, the handwritten character of a calligraphic font definitely lends the typeface a very dynamic flair and numerous letters change into the typical italic forms. Beautifully designed ligatures, small caps and various number sets round off the available characters in all styles. Ford also designed two decorative styles in capital letters for display typesetting, Masqualero Stencil and Masqualero Groove. Masqualero is Jim Ford’s homage to Jazz musician Miles Davis in letter form. The typeface is as enigmatic and complex as the so-called “Prince of Darkness” and the composition from 1967 that shares its name. Masqualero’s cool and contradictory, yet dark and restless character works best in large sizes. The font has a rhythm of jazz and is most well suited to designing posters, covers and logos. Masqualero’s bold and versatile design makes it an eye-catching typeface for a wide array of projects and applications.