Working With Type

Modul 72 Free Font
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Modul72 is based on decorative wall elements used in the former GDR. Simple elements, called Formsteine, were assembled to form the patterns on walls, fences or buildings. These decorative walls can be found in all of eastern europe. I found some of these amazing patterns in the Leipziger Strasse that were built around the ground floor of big Plattenbauten (prefabricated slab-construction building).

The eye-like element was made of 4 pieces of the same shape that was mirrored and rotated. I played with this shape, arranged new elements and put them into a font − countless wallpapers can be created this way.

Pattern with letter A
Pattern with letter d
Pattern with letter i
Pattern with letter R
Pattern with letters W and X
Pattern with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Download Modul72 PDF for more example.


Modul72 is published under a Creative Commons »By« License. The typeface is free for for any personal or commercial use.