Working With Type

Modul 72 Free Font


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).

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Modul72 overview
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.

modul72 sample 1
Pattern with letter A

modul72 sample 6
Pattern with letter d

modul72 sample 7
Pattern with letter i

modul72 sample 2
Pattern with letter R

modul72 sample 3
Pattern with letter V

modul72 sample 4
Pattern with letters W and X

modul72 sample 5
Pattern with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

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

Download the OpenType font for free. Download Modul72 PDF.