YouWorkForThem – Absent Grotesque

Look at those alternates! I’m pretty sure this has been out for awhile, but font house YouWorkForThem’s Absent Grotesque is a curiously wonderful collection of three weights. Over the last couple of years, I have started to introduce more hand-drawn, distressed and craft-derived elements into my own designs and in the time I have gained a new found appreciation for more imperfect design. And this font, derived from sketches and hand drawn lettering based on both Helvetica and Akzidenz Grotesque captures those above-mentioned qualities very well. I think the true worth of a well-crafted font, to a designer, is it’s ability to unlock all kinds of ideas and aid in the creative process. Absent Grotesque is currently doing that for me.

You can buy this and other great fonts at YouWorkForThem’s website here.



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