Los Andes Type got its initial start as a subsidiary design studio of LatinoType, although it would later become its own standalone type foundry. Based in Chile, Los Andes Type shares its personal view of the world through its typography. Their type designs find inspiration in nature and travel, along with the life experiences of its own typographers. This personal touch is what gives Los Andes Type its individuality; not only do they adhere to strict quality standards, but every release carries with it an impression of the typographers behind each design.
One of Los Andes Type’s most recent releases is Fibra, a geometric sans serif that takes an experimental approach to a classic design. Designed by Jorge Cisterna, Fibra explores the essence of Herb Lubalin’s ‘Avant Garde’ design, released in the 1970s, while delivering a contemporary expression that satisfies the needs of modern graphic designers. A type design that “gives you the chills,” according to Los Andes Type, Fibra carries itself with grace and intent.
Jorge designed Fibra primarily for display use, yet it’s surprisingly well suited to a much wider variety of projects. Fibra offers beautiful legibility and a strong personality; it’s quite comfortable in its own skin, conveying every message with self-assurance. While it’s great in corporate environments, Fibra maintains a warmth and approachability that makes it perfect for countless applications, including advertising, editorials, website design, signage, displays, product packaging, publishing, corporate correspondence, letterhead, logos, and presentations.
The impressive range of weights and subfamilies make Fibra a fantastic option for identity and branding projects that require fluid design cohesion throughout diverse visual platforms.
Fibra offers a host of additional features that include case sensitive forms, fractions, ordinals, slashed zero, standard ligatures, and stylistic alternates. Multilingual support extends to Basic Latin, Western European, Euro, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Romanian, Pan African Latin, Dutch, and Afrikaans for exceptional worldwide accessibility.
Los Andes Type currently offers 24 products through YouWorkForThem, a collection of sans serif, serif, script, and display type designs for a variety of projects. Visit their portfolio to view the rest of their work and watch out for their upcoming additions!