CoFo Chimera

Beautiful monster
Had three heads, one of a grim-eyed lion; in her hinderpart, a dragon; and in her middle, a goat, breathing forth a fearful blast of blazing fire. Her did Pegasus and noble Bellerophon slay
While there are different genealogies, in one version the Chimera mated with her brother Orthrus and was the mother of the Sphinx and the Nemean lion (others have Orthrus and their mother, Echidna, mating; most attribute all to Typhon and Echidna). The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon with the help of Pegasus, at the command of King Iobates of Lycia, after terrorizing Lycia and nearby lands. Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath. A scholiast to Homer adds that he finished her off by equipping his spear with a lump of lead that melted when exposed to the Chimera’s fiery breath and consequently killed her, an image drawn from metalworking

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CoFo Chimera is the most beautiful monster you’ve ever seen. It is an experiment in bringing dynamism and beauty into the traditional reversed contrast typefaces, which remind us of Western movies. Historically these typefaces were intentionally created to be ugly, their letterforms were designed as the opposite of the elegant classics, their weirdness was deliberately challenging expectations and grabbing attention. Defying the rules once more, CoFo Chimera twists this quirky concept into an elegant and versatile type family. Influenced by calligraphy with a broad-nib tool held at a steep 45° angle, the quirkiness is suddenly transformed into friendliness. Intended especially for display use, the typeface includes 3 high-contrast statement styles and 2 low-contrast companions. The low-contrast styles retain the same daring character, but are adjusted to perform well in smaller sizes. All the styles in the family are based on the same concept and share certain common characteristics, nevertheless each one of them is drawn completely from scratch and brings its uniqueness to the mix.

Designer: Maria Doreuli
Year of release: 2018
Version: 1.0
Styles: 5 styles

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