Sutturah is a display font intended for posters and display
environments demanding high visual impact. Originating from an
exploration of new, radical text patterns, the font combines highly
detailed and constructed shapes with a script-flavouring. The design
brings together varied influences – from gothic Fraktur to the
ultrablack display, and high-contrast wood types. Sutturah is
informal and irreverent in its visual style.
Its strong character goes beyond the accepted conventions of
letter-shape construction, quickly catching the eye and surprising
the reader. Its personality allows for the creation of stunning
pieces of design without the need of any other elements – a single
word in Sutturah can be worth a thousand images! Extra ligatures and
swashes provide the designer even more possibilities to experiment
with and add to the fun of using the typeface.
What others say:
“Let me get the obvious out of the way. Sutturah […] isn’t versatile or a workhorse. It’s not ideal for setting small text or many of the other prized descriptors lavished on typeface designs.”
“On the one hand, it’s jovial, overstuffed, and good-natured. On the other, it’s got a taste for fast cars and loose women.”
Born in Pamplona (Spain), Octavio got his first degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. After several years working for various design studios and advertising agencies, he moved to the UK and subsequently graduated with an MA in Type Design from the University of Reading. After collaborating with Typofonderie in Paris for several months, Octavio went back to Pamplona where he continues to develop commercial and self-initiated projects, while seeking true happiness.