D0UBLE ZER0 MANIFESTO
Our fonts are all part of one system. They all follow the same guidelines and relative proportions. This ensures a smooth and seamless use of the fonts across projects.
All Fonts Shall Behave
Rest assured, our fonts are high-performing pieces of technology.
All Fonts Shall Follow 4 Axes: Monospace, Optical Size, Weight, Italic.
What is a variation axis? In short, it’s a range along which letterforms change. It has extremes, such as Thin and Black, and with the variable font format, you can access anything in between. These axes create a design space. To represent a one-axis design space, you would form a line. Two axes form a square, three form a cube, and four form a hypercube. What’s a hypercube? Essentially, it’s like two cubes with a line connecting all their corners. Now, imagine letterforms moving through this hypercube, and you’ll get a picture of our foundry.
All Capitals Shall Be Aligned
Our fonts all share the same uppercase height, allowing you to easily mix fonts and weights while maintaining perfect alignment.
All Font Names Shall Start with “00”
This ensures that, like oil in water, all DOUBLE ZERO fonts are grouped at the top of your font list.
All Fonts Shall Have the Same Stylistic sets
Our fonts have a wide set of stylistic sets which can be used to change the type’s tone of voice.
- The Monospace alternates (ss01) activates all the characters specifically designed for Monospaced variants into the proportional.
- The Optical Size alternates (ss02) activates all the characters specifically designed for large sizes variants into the normal size variant.
- The Weight alternates (ss03) activates all the characters specifically designed for Black weights into the lighter weight variant.
- And finally, the Italic alternates (ss04) activates all the characters specifically designed for Italics into the Romans.
I've always been fascinated by the letter “a“, and we love to design this first letter. In fact, it’s often one of the most distinctive letters in the Latin alphabet.
- Every fonts have an alternative “a” (ss05). Change the “a”, change the font!
That’s all folks