A peaceful, quiet village in the South West of France is home to Mostardesign, an independent studio and type foundry established by Olivier Gourvat in 2004. His affection for typography began early in his impressionable youth, being surrounded by the hand crafted artistry found within his father’s sign painting workshop. A literary artist in his own right, Olivier’s father shared his knowledge and lettering techniques with his son, an education that certainly left a mark on the career Oliver would eventually pursue.
While Olivier initially studied and worked in the field of graphic design, his focus shifted more toward typography after he released his very first font in 2009. Mostardesign is particularly well versed in the fields of illustration, advertising, branding, and custom type designs, all of which have built a strong foundation for his craft and business. Olivier has a preternatural gift for knowing exactly what a given design needs in order to reach its fullest potential. He feels that the most successful type designs offer more than just extensive functionality; they should carry a “timeless” quality within their architecture, one that generates a visual rhythm and harmony between its letterforms.
Being keenly familiar with the needs of the industry his typography serves, Olivier creates type designs that provide graphic designers with a high degree of versatility. This translates to a wide assortment of widths and weights within a family, accentuated by a hefty serving of OpenType features and language support.
One of his most recent releases is Magnetic Pro, a geometric sans serif with a decidedly mechanical edge. Finding inspiration in the print produced by the typewriters of yesteryear, Magnetic Pro kicks their monoline forms up a notch, quite literally-speaking. Angular cuts and subtle grooves give this type design a contemporary flair that embodies the nature of our technologically advanced era.
Magnetic Pro is perfectly at home in modern programming applications, offering clean legibility in small point. It’s also an excellent choice for papers or presentations relating to computers, science, and math, and printed publications for those same genres. Magnetic Pro is well suited to mobile applications and web content, and its range of weights and widths are ideal for corporate branding and identity applications.
Magnetic Pro is available in Thin, Extra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, ExtraBold, and Black, with corresponding true italics for each. Magnetic Pro Extras offers a collection of 57 shapes and catchwords for additional artistic flair. Magnetic Pro is loaded with additional features that include capitals to small caps, contextual alternates, case-sensitive forms, numerators, denominators, fractions, standard ligatures, ordinals, slashed zero, oldstyle figures, tabular figures, and stylistic alternates.
Multilingual support for Magnetic Pro extends to Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, Pinyin, and Basic Greek for exceptional global accessibility.
Right now through June 10, 2017, Magnetic Pro is on sale for a huge savings of 85% off of its regular price so it’s a fantastic time to add this “mechanical script” design to your font collection!
Mostardesign currently offers 26 products through YouWorkForThem. If you love clean and inventive type designs that will provide you with heaps of flexibility, check out their portfolio right away and bookmark it to watch for their future additions!