Vaud Pro

Price:
USD $500.00 (immediate download)
Designers:
Ian Lynam
Publisher:
Wordshape
Categories:
Fonts

Ten years after its initial release, we’re debuting Vaud Pro, our completely redrawn and reengineered version of our type family Vaud.

Vaud Pro includes heaps more language support including Vietnamese, a select few tasty alternates, and so much more! 

The OpenType version features 10 expansive weights across the Roman and Italic of Vaud Pro, while the Variable Font versions (roman and italic) include all ten weight axes and 900(!) incremental weights per. 

Vaud Pro is inspired by the original German and Swiss sans serif families with a healthy twist of influence from Stephenson & Blake’s O.G. English grotesks, extruded into a contemporary type family that straddles the niceties of sans and grotesks.

The entire Vaud Pro family features detailed kerning and spacing so that the entire family will work precisely on-screen and in print. Pair Vaud Pro with Baskerville, Caslon, or any other stately serif family for rigorous, stable and connotative visual communications.

To celebrate the release of Vaud Pro, we made type specimens, but a world’s first in that category: Vaud Pro socks! 

Vaud Pro woven socks are mid-size, with the shin-part being 170mm/7in long and fit feet 26cm/US size 9 to 30cm/US size 11 long.

They come in black with white and red, and white with black and red. 

Each pair bears the tagline “Swiss the shit out of it!”, a saying from the 1980s popularized in Graphic Design History class at CalArts by design historian Lorraine Wild. Lorraine spent time working for Massimo Vignelli Associates in the early 1980s and “Swiss the shit out of it!” is something that was bandied around the office when it came time to apply then-emerging The International Style of typography to a project.

The good news: You can license Vaud Pro here. 

The full OpenType family of 10 weights is USD $500. It is available for immediate download here:

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The set of 2 Variable Fonts that span all 10 weights is USD $500. It is available for immediate download here:

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Or, you could buy the socks and get the entire OpenType and variable font family for USD $500. We’ll ship you your socks with some secret extra goodies within 48 hours and you can download your fonts immediately. Get ‘em here:

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(Alternately, you could swing by Sailosaibin, our retail shop in Tokyo, and get your socks and fonts for JPY ¥30,000—a bonkers discount that is less than USD $200 based on current exchange rates.)

All Wordshape typefaces are provided in desktop OpenType (.otf), TrueType (.ttf) and web font (.eot, .ttf, .woff, .woff2) formats and will be included in your immediately downloaded .zip file.


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