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Neil Patel is the designer behind Tetradtype, an independent digital type foundry that crafts custom and retail fonts for creatives. Before founding Tetradtype in 2009, Neil spent a decade working as a semiconductor process engineer specializing in sub-micron printing—an experience that compels him to balance the aesthetic with the technical. 

TextTile

TextTile is a system of heavy sans titling faces which can be utilized to carry a repeating chromatic pattern across words and letters. It stands apart from other chromatic faces, where layered effects typically interact only within each letter and do not carry through from one letter to another.

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SPECIMENS


ChaRACTER SET


Features


Tester


Layer 1
Color:   yellow  orange  blue  black  none
Font:  
Style:  
  None  
Layer 2
Color:   yellow  orange  blue  black  none
Font:  
Style:  
  None  
Layer 3
Color:   yellow  orange  blue  black  none
Font:  
Style:  
  None  

Enter Text
Enter Text
Enter Text

Please use current versions of Chrome, Firefox or IE to test OpenType features.

Stats


Styles

TextTile Regular
TextTile Slash1Brow
TextTile Slash2Bcol
TextTile BSlashB1col *New
TextTile HstripeEfull
TextTile HstripeFfull *New
TextTile VstripeEfull
TextTile VstripeFfull *New


Glyph Count: 375–1483


OpenType Features

Contextual AlternatesStylistic AlternatesStylistic SetsOrdinals

Background

TextTile is a system of heavy sans titling faces which can be utilized to carry a repeating chromatic pattern across words and letters. It stands apart from other chromatic faces, where layered effects typically interact only within each letter and do not carry through from one letter to another.

The pattern repetition across letters of varying widths is achieved through OpenType substitution, using conditional alternates for each successive letter to allow for a seamless appearance across words, regardless of letter combinations. Though the pattern exists on a strict grid and the letters' widths and spacing must be highly regular in order to preserve the pattern repeat, the letterforms themselves are not rigid; rather, they appear organic, lively.

Kits are available to make classic patterns such as Buffalo Plaid and Herringbone. Individual styles can be used to create a variety of horizontal and vertical stripes, checks and unique patterns.

To learn more about the design read the blog post.

Language Support

EnglishWestern EuropeanCentral EuropeanEastern EuropeanIcelandicTurkishBaltic


Special Glyphs

EuroNew RupeeYenWonVersal Eszett

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