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Gamuth Text

Specimen

Photoreceptive Metamers Undiscovered Background-Color
During his study of color, Munsell realized the need for an organized way of defining colors. He wanted to create a system that had a meaningful notation of color, rather than just color names that he found were “foolish” and “misleading”. He set out to create his color space in 1898. To do this, he used his unique inventions to help make measurements to organize his system. One of these inventions was the photometer.
This device measured the luminance of an object, and Munsell used this to make measurements of different colors and to help define how color changes. This information would later become his three dimensions of color. He also patented an invention called the “Spinning Top”. This device was similar to the rotating color wheel, where several colors were placed on the top and the top was spun, mixing the colors together.
Munsell used this device to measure the relationship between chroma and value, which helped him create templates for each step in chroma and value for every hue. With these tools, Albert Munsell was able to define three dimensions that define color. He also paid close attention to the sensitivity of the human visual system, and considered this when creating the steps between colors in his system.
Color Science Nonlinearly Mathematically Transferring Order Systems
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During his study of color, Munsell realized the need for an organized way of defining colors. He wanted to create a system that had a meaningful notation of color, rather than just color names that he found were “foolish” and “misleading”. He set out to create his color space in 1898. To do this, he used his unique inventions to help make measurements to organize his system. One of these inventions was the photometer.
This device measured the luminance of an object, and Munsell used this to make measurements of different colors and to help define how color changes. This information would later become his three dimensions of color. He also patented an invention called the “Spinning Top”. This device was similar to the rotating color wheel, where several colors were placed on the top and the top was spun, mixing the colors together.
Munsell used this device to measure the relationship between chroma and value, which helped him create templates for each step in chroma and value for every hue. With these tools, Albert Munsell was able to define three dimensions that define color. He also paid close attention to the sensitivity of the human visual system, and considered this when creating the steps between colors in his system.
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Information

Design

Max Esnée

Release Date

2023-03-29

Team

Jean-Baptiste Levée
Marion Sendral
Arthur Schwarz
Léa Bruneau
Igino Marini

Version

1.001

Awards & distinctions

Hiii Typography Bronze Award 优异奖 2023

About this font

An in-progress polyptych
Gamuth is conceived as a multi-faceted work, of which the first panels are two optical sizes (Display, Text) of the same serif typeface. Gamuth borrows from Dutch Baroque faces and their typical breadth: narrower than usual proportions, generous x-heights, and crisp detailing are key features of the typefaces, and contribute to giving a dense, deep texture to running text.

Gamuth was initially designed to perform well for on-screen, long-form consultation. Its hybrid origins made it a work of pure syncretism: the Display cuts have a life of their own, and while they work hand in hand with the Text cuts, the rhythm of lowercase proportions dances a different ballet. Meanwhile, they sport an even crisper and sharper texture. Departing from the historical roots of the romans, the italics are normalized towards a more predictable behavior on modern displays and therefore have a constant angle. Gamuth is designed to perform graciously in demanding environments such as content-heavy websites while proving distinctive enough for branding applications where a touch of depth and substance are sought.

Gamuth’s next panel is already set to unfold as Gamuth Sans.

Formats

Static (OTF, TTF, WOFF, WOFF2)

Language support

Acheron, Achinese, Acholi, Afar, Afrikaans, Alekano, Aleut, Amahuaca, Amarakaeri, Amis, Anaang, Andaandi, Dongolawi, Anuta, Ao Naga, Aragonese, Arbëreshë Albanian, Arvanitika Albanian, Asháninka, Ashéninka Perené, Asu (Tanzania), Atayal, Balinese, Bari, Basque, Batak Dairi, Batak Karo, Batak Mandailing, Batak Simalungun, Batak Toba, Bemba (Zambia), Bena (Tanzania), Bikol, Bislama, Borana-Arsi-Guji Oromo, Bosnian, Breton, Buginese, Candoshi-Shapra, Caquinte, Cashibo-Cacataibo, Catalan, Cebuano, Central Aymara, Central Kurdish, Chamorro, Chavacano, Chiga, Chiltepec Chinantec, Chokwe, Chuukese, Cimbrian, Cofán, Congo Swahili, Cook Islands Māori, Cornish, Corsican, Creek, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dehu, Dutch, Eastern Arrernte, Eastern Oromo, Embu, English, Ese Ejja, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Ga’anda, Galician, Ganda, German, Gheg Albanian, Gilbertese, Gooniyandi, Gourmanchéma, Guadeloupean Creole French, Gusii, Haitian, Hani, Hiligaynon, Ho-Chunk, Hopi, Huastec, Hungarian, Icelandic, Iloko, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Irish, Istro Romanian, Italian, Ixcatlán Mazatec, Jamaican Creole English, Japanese, Javanese, Jola-Fonyi, K'iche', Kabuverdianu, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba (Kenya), Kaonde, Karelian, Kashubian, Kekchí, Kenzi, Mattokki, Khasi, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kituba (DRC), Kölsch, Kongo, Konzo, Kuanyama, Kven Finnish, Ladin, Ladino, Latgalian, Ligurian, Lithuanian, Lombard, Low German, Lower Sorbian, Luba-Lulua, Lule Sami, Luo (Kenya and Tanzania), Luxembourgish, Macedo-Romanian, Makhuwa, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Makwe, Malagasy, Malaysian, Maltese, Mandinka, Manx, Maore Comorian, Maori, Mapudungun, Matsés, Mauritian Creole, Meriam Mir, Meru, Minangkabau, Mirandese, Mískito, Mohawk, Montenegrin, Munsee, Murrinh-Patha, Mwani, Naga Pidgin, Ndonga, Neapolitan, Ngazidja Comorian, Niuean, Nobiin, Nomatsiguenga, North Ndebele, Northern Kurdish, Northern Qiandong Miao, Northern Sami, Northern Uzbek, Norwegian, Nyanja, Nyankole, Occitan, Orma, Oroqen, Palauan, Paluan, Pampanga, Papiamento, Pedi, Picard, Pichis Ashéninka, Piemontese, Pijin, Pintupi-Luritja, Pohnpeian, Polish, Portuguese, Potawatomi, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Rotokas, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Samoan, Sango, Sangu (Tanzania), Saramaccan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Seri, Seselwa Creole French, Shambala, Shawnee, Shipibo-Conibo, Shona, Sicilian, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Soninke, South Ndebele, Southern Aymara, Southern Qiandong Miao, Southern Sami, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Sranan Tongo, Standard Estonian, Standard Latvian, Standard Malay, Sundanese, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Swiss German, Tagalog, Tahitian, Taita, Tedim Chin, Tetum, Tetun Dili, Tiv, Tok Pisin, Tokelau, Tonga (Tonga Islands), Tosk Albanian, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Turkish, Turkmen, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Uab Meto, Ume Sami, Upper Guinea Crioulo, Upper Sorbian, Venetian, Veps, Võro, Walloon, Walser, Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa, Waray (Philippines), Warlpiri, Wayuu, Welsh, West Central Oromo, Western Abnaki, Western Frisian, Wik-Mungkan, Wiradjuri, Wolof, Xhosa, Yanesha', Yao, Yapese, Yindjibarndi, Yucateco, Záparo, Zulu

About the designers

  • Max Esnée

    Designer

    Max Esnée is a type designer and web developer who is passionate about the blend of creativity and technical skills.

Glyphs

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OpenType Features

Production Type ships OpenType fonts with built-in features such as ligatures, alternates, or pictograms. Here are some of the most important features. To view a comprehensive list of features, please refer to the PDF specimen.

Case-Sensitive Forms

[CASE-SENSITIVE] !¡?¿-–—()[]{}‹›«»· ­

off

Standard Ligatures

fichier flicker affliger ­

off

Slashed Zero

0123456789 ­

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Lining Figures

H0123456789 ­

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Proportional Figures

H0123456789 ­

off

Oldstyle Figures

H0123456789 ­

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Tabular Figures

H0123456789 ­

off

Superscript

H012345679 ­

off

Scientific Inferiors

H012345679 ­

off

Numerators

H012345679 ­

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Denominators

H012345679 ­

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Fractions

1/4 1/2 3/4 ­

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Ordinals

2a 2o NO No Nº N° nO no nº n° ­

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Stylistic Set 1

012345678910 ­

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Stylistic Set 2

012345678910 ­

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Stylistic Set 3

<>+−×÷=± ­

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Stylistic Set 4

abcdef ­

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