Tanja Collection

Typefaces made from circles are an intriguing proposition for graphic designers. Many are created for technical reasons, such as for the dot matrix printers, or for large screens at sports events. Often they are simple sans serif forms, but Tanja is something unique; a Renaissance dot typeface. Based on the monolinear Marian 1554, Tanja began life as the proposed logo for a German publisher. Though the idea is simple, a seriffed dot typefaces, in its details it reveals a complexity as the dots vary gradually in size. Like Marian, it closely follows the historical models of Garamond and Granjon, but has a contemporary aesthethic, a remix of a remix of a classic. Designed as a display typeface for sizes above 30 point, it comes with various numeral styles, small capitals, swash letters and ligatures.