Version 1.5: Added Greek and made many refinements. Also came up with a new tilde design for all the glyphs that have one.
By request, a casual art deco design.
This typeface developed from the word gregarious, this word is defined as sociable or enjoying company of others, the term was used the most in the 1920s. I developed this study to looking at 1920s typefaces and aimed to find a way of making the geometric sanserifs look sociable and lively. A main social activity at this time was listening to the new revelation of Jazz music which became the basis of how I wanted to portray in this project whilst showing a modern twist. Jazz musicians play their songs in their own distinct styles, and so you might listen to a dozen different jazz recordings of the same song, but each will sound different and this idea is something i tried to bring into this typeface; the set of letters look the same but depending on which word/sentence you type it will look different.
Jazeco is a modern take on Art Deco and 1920's Jazz age styled lettering. The styling was inspired by the theme of ‘Elegance’ and I have captured a new variant of the meaning with the specific style I have produced. With bold and rounded elements from the 1920’s Jazz period along with the thick spines and curvature from the Art Deco era, it’s capturing the specific beauty and ornaments that make these iconic styles so well known, into one font.