Athenian Extended

Athenian Extended

Typeface Design
Matteo Bologna & Jesse Ragan

Art Direction
Mucca Design

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2011

Can a typeface be a punch line? Absolutely—especially if it’s designed for a publication with an audience of typographers. This playfully peculiar face was custom-tailored for Typography 32, the annual of the Type Directors Club, in which Mucca Design confronts the subjectivity of taste. Creative Director Matteo Bologna and I drew inspiration from the TDC’s 1958 annual and consulted original 19th-Century types for a sensitive (but not slavish) revival.

Below: Athenian Extended headlines & character set; examples from Typography 32

Athenian Sample
Athenian TDC excerpts
Athenian Character Set
TDC 32 Cover