Swarha Neue font
Swarha Neue font by the Indonesian type designer Gugum Gumpita Rahayu (Absolut Foundry) is a substantial Sans Serif typeface with devotion to the spirit of art deco and modernist architecture. At the root of its creation lies the interesting story of an emblematic building.
Here’s the story narrated by the Swarha Neue designer himself:
“Built in 1930 – 1935 by Dutch architect Wolff Schoemaker, the Swarha Islamic Building was originally used as a lodging for the honoured guest country and the journalists for Asia-Africa Conference in 1955. This building has an important role as one of Bandung historical art deco heritage, with the art deco typefaces styles on it’s singage in this building, giving it a more classic west and east taste.
Wolff Schoemaker was trying to combine the elements between eastern and western culture in design. One of his works was the Swarha Islamic Building in a circular design with rounded and high dynamic angle.
Unfortunately the Swarha Islamic Building has been abandoned and neglected by the local people. So I’m trying to raise the value of the historical heritage by creating this typeface.
This typefaces was inspired by the Swarha Building characteristic itself with its solid construction and dynamics, by adding classic taste to each character. Available in two styles, Neue and Rounded represents the classic architectural Swarha Islamic Building styles with tropical Bandung Art Deco taste.”
Swarha Neue font family is perfect for display design projects as movie titles, magazines, logotypes, shop showcase signage designs, web pages headlines and many others. The both typefaces are designed only in uppercase letters, but there are also available small caps and additional OpenType options like Stylistic Alternates, catchwords in the Discretionary Ligatures, and Standard Ligatures.
Supported languages: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Designers: Gugum Gumpita Rahayu
Publisher: Absolut Foundry