What is the Amazônia font?
Amazônia is a multidisciplinary design project that joins type design, illustration and web design with the whole purpose of creating conscience about the threaten wildlife of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
The main element of this typographic system is Amazônia Script, a type design inspired in the exotic wildlife of the Amazon. Completely drawn in brush pen by Sofia Mohr, it’s a versatile font that contains 762 slightly rugged and condensed glyphs, with fast and curved strokes, swashes (for capital and lower case letters) and alternate characters.
It also includes a decorative variant: Amazônia Life, a font design developed by designer Sebastián Águila, that contains a set of icons representing endangered animals of the Amazon rainforest. It includes 52 animal dingbats, with stylistic alternates for dark background use, making it a 104 glyphs font.
As a complementary element to the font system, a set of illustrations were developed by Soledad Águila and coloured by Sebastián Águila that are used in the specimens and graphic support material.
Amazônia Font families
The Amazônia includes the following font families:
- Amazônia Script
- Amazônia Life
Here is a preview of how Amazônia will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
Who Designed Amazônia Font?
Amazônia font was designed by Sofia Mohr.
Her work inspiration is usually related to her personal experiences. Being Brazilian and living in a different country (Chile), has always pushed her in trying to rescue aspects of her own culture, allowing her to feel closer to her origins. It might be the aroma of an expresso coffee, or the wildlife of the amazon rainforest, even more personal experiences of Sofia’s childhood, that she tries to re-interpret through font design.
The first font she designed was Café Brasil, specially done as part of her font design diploma at the Universidad Católica de Chile.
This work was after selected as part of the 2014 Latin American typography biennial, receiving great feedback overall, motivating her to continue learning and consider font design as a full time profession.
Calligraphy has been an important part of her learning process, helping to incorporate a more personal touch to what she does. This method was specially important in fonts like Amazônia, Sofia’s first brush pen font, which required a wild organic stroke.
Other Fonts Designed by Sofia Mohr